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Lock Down Microsoft Project Progress Data

An advantage of using Microsoft Project Server 2007 is the ability to have people involved in the work update the progress of the project using My Tasks and My Timesheets pages. The My Timesheets page allows project team members to enter their actual work data on each assignment and submit it to their direct or…

Best Practices for Microsoft Project, Part 2

In this continuation of my previous article, I offer five additional best practices that project managers should keep in mind when using their current version of Microsoft Project. Know the Limitations of Critical Path Methodology Critical Path Methodology (CPM) was developed by DuPont over 50 years ago as an effective method to identify activities with…

Working the Numbers: How to Inject Financial Savvy into Project Management

Paul Sausville is no bean counter. Although he has a master’s degree in finance, spent years at NCR and AT&T as a consultant for the banking and financial services industries, and went to work as a financial analyst at Microsoft, Sausville soon discovered the connection between numbers and marketing and shifted roles to focus less…

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