Instructions for creating a Master Project in Microsoft Project 2013

Microsoft Project allows you to link projects in a Master Project/Subproject Relationship. Here is a rundown on the steps. Open the project that will be the Master Project in Project Professional (you must be connected to the server). In the Ribbon, on the Project Tab Select Subproject In the Insert Project dialog box you will Read more about Instructions for creating a Master Project in Microsoft Project 2013[…]

Things You Didn’t Know about Microsoft Project 2013

Did you know there are several things about Microsoft Project 2013, you may not know.  In the words of Farmers Insurance, “What you don’t know, can hurt you.” 1.  When you add a ‘deadline date’ to a task, that task automatically becomes part of the critical path 2.  When you update the project calendar (i.e., Read more about Things You Didn’t Know about Microsoft Project 2013[…]

The Power of the Baseline in Microsoft Project

A Baseline is essentially a snapshot of your project schedule, it should be captured once your schedule is complete and you’re ready to begin your project. The moment your project starts events will occur that you didn’t account for in your project schedule e.g. a resource that was assigned to a task, started later than Read more about The Power of the Baseline in Microsoft Project[…]

Art of Microsoft Project Scheduling: Using Milestones and the DBS

Milestones are used in various ways in a Microsoft Project schedule, but are typically indicators of important dates, events, deliverables, or achievements in the project. Visually, a milestone is typically depicted as a black diamond in a Gantt Chart… again indicating an important point along the overall project timeline:   The traditional, structured approach to Read more about Art of Microsoft Project Scheduling: Using Milestones and the DBS[…]

Art of Microsoft Project Scheduling: Driving Task Dependencies with Percentages

Not all project tasks are performed sequentially; some are sequential, some are parallel, some have lag times, some have lead times (another term for negative lag), and some require a combination of these. The right logical dependency to establish between any two project tasks will depend upon the situation. If you want to establish a Read more about Art of Microsoft Project Scheduling: Driving Task Dependencies with Percentages[…]

The Art of Scheduling with Microsoft Project

Project scheduling with Microsoft Project is partially a science, and partially an art: Science: Understanding and utilizing the various technical behaviors of the project scheduling engine, as well as the “mouse-click” features in Microsoft Project to build and track project deliverables and activities, timelines, work effort, resource utilization, and costs. Art: Understanding the most effective Read more about The Art of Scheduling with Microsoft Project[…]

Enable Promoted Links for Graphical Navigation in the Project Server Business Intelligence Center

The Promoted Links app in SharePoint 2013 is a great way to graphically display a list of animated navigation tiles, similar to the tiles that appear on the PWA home page: You can use the Promoted Links app to add your own animated graphical navigation tiles to the PWA home page, Project Sites, or even Read more about Enable Promoted Links for Graphical Navigation in the Project Server Business Intelligence Center[…]