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Understanding Calendars and Scheduling in Microsoft Project


Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.


Event Description:

Microsoft Project is a scheduling tool, and the schedule of every project is based on one or more calendars. In this high-energy webinar, Dale Howard will discuss the following:

• Configuring the Standard calendar in your Microsoft Project schedule
• Creating new calendars
• Setting the working schedule for each calendar where appropriate
• Specifying the Project calendar and the Nonworking Time calendar
• Specifying PTO on Resource calendars
• Using a Task calendar to override the project schedule
• Understanding how calendars impact the Duration, Start, and Finish of every task

Although the final topic seems to be very simple and straight forward, Dale guarantees that this topic will surprise you. In fact, regarding the final topic, Dale says, “Always trust the schedule in Microsoft Project. And when the schedule of a task does not seem to make sense, the underlying cause is almost always a calendar.”


Presenter Info:

Dale Howard is the Director of Education for PROJILITY. He has used Microsoft Project since version 4.0 for Windows 95 and he has used the Microsoft PPM tool since the first version of released as Project Central in the year 2000. He is the co-author of 21 books on Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. He is currently one of only 28 Microsoft Project MVPs in the entire world and one of only 6 in the United States.


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