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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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User-controlled scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010

User-controlled scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010

With the MS Project 2010, project managers have the option of scheduling tasks manually or letting MS Project schedule the task start and end dates using the scheduling engine.  When I first head about this feature, I was convinced this is the dumbing down of project schedule development.  However, I recognize a portion of Microsoft […]

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Inactive Tasks with Microsoft Project

How to use Inactive Tasks with MS Project 2010

As project managers, we know the project schedule will change throughout the course of a project. Dates adjust, resources are swapped, and tasks are added, modified and deleted. Adding and updating task information is straightforward however deleting a task in MS Project raises some theoretical questions about if you should even delete a task from […]

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Resouce Management Model Example Microsoft Project 2007

Resource Management Using Microsoft Project

I always enjoy reading emails from project managers who put Microsoft Project techniques into action.  I received an email from an employee at the United States Central Command asking about how to use Microsoft Project to track personnel on a military base and monitor resource levels as units deactivate during a base closing. The goal […]

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Import Excel Into Microsoft Project

If you’ve worked with external vendors for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve noticed the variety of formats vendors use for a project schedule.  In some cases, it is a formal MS Project schedule.  In other cases, it is a set of dates described in an email or it is developed in every non-MS […]

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