Focused Value of Project & Portfolio Management

Focused Value of Project & Portfolio Management

You are the Program Management Office (PMO) Director of a successful Fortune 1000 company.  You have spent years developing processes and standards to deliver projects on-time and on-budget.  You may have also introduced strategic value by implementing project/program prioritization and selection processes to support your company’s annual planning & budgeting cycle.  And you have likely Read more about Focused Value of Project & Portfolio Management[…]

Leveraging the MS Project Organizer

The ‘Organizer’ within Microsoft Project (Standard and Professional) allows one to quickly copy various Microsoft Project objects (fields, groups, filters, calendars, tables, modules, reports, and views) from one Microsoft Project file or Enterprise Project schedule to another. Learn how leveraging the MS Project Organizer will help with your templates and elements. In a Microsoft Project Read more about Leveraging the MS Project Organizer[…]

how to use deadlines in microsoft project

How To Use Deadlines in Microsoft Project

When you’re working on a project, you need to understand how your different tasks will affect when your project ends in order to reach important deadlines. To help manage those important dates, Microsoft Project offers functionality to allow Project Managers the option to enter/set a deadline for any task in the project schedule. Deadlines in Read more about How To Use Deadlines in Microsoft Project[…]

Microsoft Project 2013 Quick Reference Card Pack Download

Due to the popularity of our 2010 quick reference cards (we had over 8000 downloads) we have created a set of quick reference cards for Microsoft Project 2013! The Quick Reference Cards explain the common elements of the Microsoft Project 2013 interface including: an itemized listing of the Project 2013 ribbon commands, an extensive list Read more about Microsoft Project 2013 Quick Reference Card Pack Download[…]

What you may not know about the Status Date in Microsoft Project 2013

Status Date in Microsoft Project 2013 is an often overlooked feature and today I would like to share one thing that it’s quite useful, apart from the Earned Value calculations and why you as a Project Manager (PM) or a Scheduler should go make it a habit to always update your Status Date. For those of you who Read more about What you may not know about the Status Date in Microsoft Project 2013[…]

Removing Legend Items in a Microsoft Project 2013 Schedule

Have you ever tried to print your project schedule only to see that the bottom half of each page is being taken up by the legend and all the items inside? Now there is a way to completely remove the legend with just a checkbox… but what if you actually want to display the legend and Read more about Removing Legend Items in a Microsoft Project 2013 Schedule[…]

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[…]

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[…]