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[…]

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[…]

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Determine If AutoFilter is Applied

I learned something new about Microsoft Project 2013 when I was conducting a training class recently for two of our new team members at EPMA. During class, we applied AutoFilter on the Resource Names column so that we could filter for the tasks assigned to two resources. I then asked my students how Microsoft Project Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Determine If AutoFilter is Applied[…]

Schedule a Resource to Work on a Holiday

Background An intriguing question was asked recently in the Project Server General Questions and Answers user forum. Although I was not the person who answered the question, I thought the question and the solution were worth sharing with you. A user stated that she had customized the Standard calendar with company holidays set up as Read more about Schedule a Resource to Work on a Holiday[…]

Level Cross-Project Resource Overallocations Across Multiple Projects

Background Information During a Microsoft Project 2013 Essentials training class with one of our clients this week, one of my wonderful students asked a question that is worthy of a blog post. He asked, “How can I level resource overallocations across multiple projects when the PMO has changed the priority of my projects?” This is Read more about Level Cross-Project Resource Overallocations Across Multiple Projects[…]