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Microsoft Project Tutorial Create Custom Filters with MS Project 2013

I often receive requests for specific tutorials on how to customize Microsoft Project. Creating custom filters, views and tables to help identify late tasks, schedule quality issues or track progress are all part of a project manager’s tool kit. With every new project, the PM can use a customized MS Project template to manage the [...]

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Microsoft Project Dashboard Tutorial

Creating a management report that  project status within a program or portfolio often requires Microsoft PowerPoint or 3rd party software to develop a project dashboard. Executive management simply wants to see status at a glance and spending unnecessary time creating great looking PowerPoint or Visio diagrams just adds to the project manager’s administrative burden. Wouldn’t [...]

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5 Reasons to Use ProjectManager.com On Your Next Project

In 2003, I got my first glance at web-based project management tools and loved the features including the top-down management view with the bottom up details that drive project delivery.  The ease of integration seemed like a PMBOK-infused nirvanah where people, data and projects all come together.  Fast forward ten years later and the technology [...]

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Project Management Effective Habits Survey

What are your effective project management habits?  Take our 5 Question Survey.

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Project Manager Interview Questions Tool Kit Launches

Ever since the launch of my book, Project Management Interview Questions Made Easy, I received a lot of requests for supplemental materials including project manager resumes, sample templates, a structured interview guide and checklists to help prepare for a project manager interview. I’ve put together a Project Manager Interview Questions Tool Kit that will help [...]

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Project Management Hacks, Tips and Tricks

With these project management tips and tricks, you’ll learn how to reduce administrative glut and get more done! As project managers, we are often asked to do more with less.  Replying “No” to a request from your leadership team isn’t the wisest career move.  Instead, we need to find creative ways to save time and [...]

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Tactical Project Management Community of Practice

Tactical Project Management Community of Practice

A few years ago, I worked for a company that sponsored a formal community of practice to promote lessons learned, best practices and improve the practice of project management. The experience was an awesome one as project managers across the company came together to share real world techniques to help each other’s projects to improve. [...]

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Improving Project Management Efficiency Survey

What short cuts or tips to you apply to reduce project management administration? I am creating a presentation for an upcoming PMI lecture and wanted your advice.  The topic is on Improving PM efficiency and reducing project management overhead and administration. I’m looking for your favorite tips, tools and techniques to reduce project management headaches [...]

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Lessons Learned with MS Project Survey

I’m working on a new presentation on Lessons Learned with Microsoft Project. I’d like to augment the presentation with your input. Would you mind answering a 2 question survey?

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Finding Late Tasks with Microsoft Project Custom Filters

When managing a project schedule of even a moderate size, it’s valuable to be able to quickly identify late tasks without scrolling through a large hierarchy of tasks. In Microsoft Project, you can identify incomplete, late, or slipped tasks by using one of these options: Tracking Gantt view Incomplete Tasks filter Late Tasks Assigned to [...]

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