Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):

This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.

Presentation Description

In the first of the four-part “Digging Deeper” series of MPUG webinars, the “Learning More about Inactivating Tasks and Inserting a Repeatable Block of Tasks” presentation will help you to gain in-depth knowledge about the Inactivate Task feature available in the Professional version of Microsoft Project 2010. In addition, Dale will show you how to avoid using copy and paste in projects stored in Project Server 2010, and to avoid the risk project corruption by using a repeatable block of tasks instead. This presentation will include the following topics:

  • Understanding The Purpose Of The Inactivate Task Feature In Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  • Understanding the Relationship Between a Baseline and Inactive Tasks
  • How Does Microsoft Project 2010 Calculate Variance for Inactive Tasks?
  • Understanding the Behavior of Inactive Tasks and Their Summary Tasks
  • Using the Proper Technique to Inactivate a Summary Section
  • When Should You NOT Inactivate an Unnecessary Task?
  • Deleting Unnecessary Inactive Tasks
  • Copying and Pasting Tasks from a Local Staging File
  • Inserting A Repeatable Block Of Tasks From A Custom Task Library
  • Creating a Custom Task Library

Presenter Bio:

Dale Howard

Dale Howard is the Director of Education for Sensei Project Solutions. He is in his 14th year of serving as a Microsoft Project MVP (or Most Valuable Professional) and is currently one of only 64 Microsoft Project MVPs in the entire world. Dale is the co-author of 21 books on Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. He works out of his home in Wildwood, Missouri (a west suburb of St. Louis).


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