Driving Predecessors

Driving Predecessors in MS Project

Do you have a project schedule with over a thousand lines? Are you spending much of your time trying to determine why a certain activity is being delayed according to your plan? In MS Project, a predecessor is defined as a task which drives its successor task before it can start or finish. When scheduling Read more about Driving Predecessors in MS Project[…]

Physical % Complete in MS Project

  So, you recently stumbled upon a field called Physical % Complete in MS Project and you are now confused about what this field means and how it relates to the progress of your project. You also found out that a 100% value in this field does not complete the task/milestone. Let me answer your Read more about Physical % Complete in MS Project[…]

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[…]