Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Four

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 Four[…]

Time Management in a Fast Pace Environment: Part Three

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 Pace Environment: Part Three[…]

Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Two

Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Two 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 Read more about Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Two[…]

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Creating a New Summary Task

In Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013, there are actually two different methods for creating a summary task. The first method is the one used in all previous versions of the software, while the second method is a new feature introduced in Microsoft Project 2010. To create a summary task using the first method, complete the Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Creating a New Summary Task[…]

Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part One

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, sometimes finding the time to complete even the most necessary of Read more about Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part One[…]

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Set a Custom Date Format for a Table

Many years ago, I was challenged in class one day by a student who claimed that it is only possible to specify one date format in Microsoft Project, which is then applied to every project you open. He pointed out correctly that you specify the Date format setting used by Microsoft Project on the General Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Set a Custom Date Format for a Table[…]

Using Flag Fields to Automatically Format Gantt Bar Colors

Background A common request in the Microsoft Project user forum is to format the colors of Gantt bars automatically based on who is assigned to each task. For example, I want the Gantt bars for tasks assigned to the project manager to be formatted with the green color, while I want the Gantt bars for Read more about Using Flag Fields to Automatically Format Gantt Bar Colors[…]

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Right Click on the Select All Button to Change Tables

Last month I blogged about my old friend, the right-mouse button. In that blog post, I discussed the many locations in the Microsoft Project user interface where you can right-click and use a shortcut menu to access a feature. Today I want to show you more about my favorite right-clicking trick. This is the trick I have Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Right Click on the Select All Button to Change Tables[…]