Beware of the ‘Autolink Inserted or Moved Tasks’ Setting in Microsoft Project

There are several configuration settings available in Microsoft Project that control how the tool looks and behaves; many of the settings are merely personal preferences, but some of them can be dangerous to your project schedule if you do not understand and configure them properly. You can view or update these settings through the ‘Project Read more about Beware of the ‘Autolink Inserted or Moved Tasks’ Setting in Microsoft Project[…]

Common Mistakes People Make in Microsoft Project (1 of 5)

This is the first in a series of common mistakes that I see people making within Microsoft Project on a daily basis. This series will hopefully help you to avoid these mistakes and use the tool more efficiently. Mistake: Manually Scheduled Tasks as default When you first install Microsoft Project on your computer the default Read more about Common Mistakes People Make in Microsoft Project (1 of 5)[…]

Something You Didn’t Know about MS Project 2013

Did you know there are several things about Microsoft Project 2013, you may not know.  In the words of Farmers Insurance, “What you don’t know, can hurt you.” Let’s start with the Gantt chart display. When you update the project calendar (i.e., standard, overnight, etc.), the ‘non working time’ does not display on the Gantt chart.  Read more about Something You Didn’t Know about MS Project 2013[…]

Active Directory Synchronization Not Saving in PWA 2013

Today, while configuring Active Directory Resource Pool Synchronization for a client of ours, I ran into what seems to be a pretty serious issue. I was unable to save the AD group from the Settings page. When I went to click “Save” nothing happened, not even an error. I’ve configured this before for other clients Read more about Active Directory Synchronization Not Saving in PWA 2013[…]

Beware of Auto Save in Microsoft Project!

You may initially think that Microsoft Project’s auto save feature can be a great life saver… but beware! When you save a project schedule in Microsoft Project — either manually or automatically — all of your ‘undo’ operations are removed. Prior to the save: After the save (notice the ‘Undo’ button on the Quick Access Read more about Beware of Auto Save in Microsoft Project![…]

How Can I Trust You to Manage a One Million Dollar Project if You Cannot Manage a One-Hour Meeting?

Effectively managing a project requires — among other things — the ability to be organized and make the most effective use of people’s time. It also requires the respect of your project team… which you can quickly lose if you cannot run an effective project team meeting. If you have access to Project and Portfolio Read more about How Can I Trust You to Manage a One Million Dollar Project if You Cannot Manage a One-Hour Meeting?[…]

Instructions for creating a Master Project in Microsoft Project 2013

Microsoft Project allows you to link projects in a Master Project/Subproject Relationship. Here is a rundown on the steps. Open the project that will be the Master Project in Project Professional (you must be connected to the server). In the Ribbon, on the Project Tab Select Subproject In the Insert Project dialog box you will Read more about Instructions for creating a Master Project in Microsoft Project 2013[…]

Things You Didn’t Know about Microsoft Project 2013

Did you know there are several things about Microsoft Project 2013, you may not know.  In the words of Farmers Insurance, “What you don’t know, can hurt you.” 1.  When you add a ‘deadline date’ to a task, that task automatically becomes part of the critical path 2.  When you update the project calendar (i.e., Read more about Things You Didn’t Know about Microsoft Project 2013[…]