Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Five

Let’s be honest: as a Project Manager, keeping track of project information can be difficult during the best of times; let alone when you are responsible for multiple efforts! With several stakeholders requesting different information and team members continually updating you on their progress through their tasks, sometimes finding the time to complete even the Read more about Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Five[…]

Microsoft Project Trivia: Manually Recalculate a Project

A default setting in Microsoft Project causes the software to automatically recalculate the project whenever the user takes an action that would cause any type of schedule changes. You can see this option at the bottom of the Schedule page in the Project Options dialog in Microsoft Project 2010 or 2013, as shown in the Read more about Microsoft Project Trivia: Manually Recalculate a Project[…]

Default Project Options in Microsoft Project 2013

Have you changed many of the Project Options in Microsoft Project 2013 (as can be accessed through the ‘File’ > ‘Options’ in the Project 2013 Backstage), but now want to review or return to the original settings? Although there is a trick for reverting back to the original options settings by accessing the Windows Registry, some people Read more about Default Project Options in Microsoft Project 2013[…]

Disable Change Highlighting in Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013

Background One of the powerful new features introduced in Microsoft Project 2007, and continued in the 2010 and 2013 versions, is known as Change Highlighting. Whenever you make a schedule change to a project, such as changing the Duration value for a task, Microsoft Project applies light blue cell background formatting to highlight the Duration, Read more about Disable Change Highlighting in Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013[…]

Using the New Filtering Functionality in Microsoft Project 2013

Since its initial release over 2 years ago, users of Microsoft Project 2013 have probably been using several powerful new features in the software, including the new Dashboard Reports and Task Path features. However, if you are using Microsoft Project 2013 (or thinking of using it), did you know that there are eleven new task Read more about Using the New Filtering Functionality in Microsoft Project 2013[…]

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (PART 1)

What does Clear Communication have to do with Successful Projects? How often do we, as project managers take communication too casually when managing a project? Most project managers are generally good communicators but are they communicating effectively? In PMI’s 2013 Pulse of the Profession In-Depth report, it was revealed that the most crucial success factor Read more about EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (PART 1)[…]