Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Display a Status Date Gridline in the Gantt Chart View

By default, Microsoft Project displays a Current date gridline in the Gantt Chart view. You can see a green Current date gridline displayed on 02-18-15 in the Gantt Chart view shown in Microsoft Project 2013 in the following figure. By default, Microsoft Project does not display a Status date gridline in the Gantt Chart view. Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Display a Status Date Gridline in the Gantt Chart View[…]

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Set a Custom Date Format for a Table

Many years ago, I was challenged in class one day by a student who claimed that it is only possible to specify one date format in Microsoft Project, which is then applied to every project you open. He pointed out correctly that you specify the Date format setting used by Microsoft Project on the General Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Set a Custom Date Format for a Table[…]

How to Remove Ghost Columns in Microsoft Project

In this video you will learn how to remove ghost columns in Microsoft Project. Interested in how EPMA can help you with your project schedules? Contact us today at 1.888.444.EPMA or [email protected] Thanks for watching! Please feel free to leave comments below or check out our other blogs on Microsoft Project, Project Server, SharePoint and Read more about How to Remove Ghost Columns in Microsoft Project[…]

Gantt Chart View Corruption on a PWA Published Schedule in Microsoft Project Pro

I came across another issue with a client’s Project Server recently that was isolated to one specific project that was published on the client’s PWA environment. This client’s environment uses Project Server (PWA) 2010 and Project Pro 2010.   A project schedule that was already published into PWA was opened by the PM from Project Read more about Gantt Chart View Corruption on a PWA Published Schedule in Microsoft Project Pro[…]

Understanding How Missed Constraints and Deadline Dates Generate Negative Total Slack

Background Last week I wrote a blog post entitled, Microsoft Project Deep Dive: How Do Constraints and Deadline Dates Affect the Total Slack Calculation? In that blog post, I provided an in-depth treatment on exactly how constraints and Deadline dates affect the Total Slack calculation in Microsoft Project. In this follow-up blog post, I want Read more about Understanding How Missed Constraints and Deadline Dates Generate Negative Total Slack[…]

Microsoft Project Deep Dive: How Do Constraints and Deadline Dates Affect the Total Slack Calculation?

Background Information Recently, one of my fellow EPMA team members and I conducted three presentations for a large aerospace manufacturer. These presentations offered a “Deep Dive” into task planning topics such as using constraints, using task dependencies, and using Task Types. During the presentation on constraints, one of the participants asked if constraints affect the Read more about Microsoft Project Deep Dive: How Do Constraints and Deadline Dates Affect the Total Slack Calculation?[…]