Resource Management

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Progress Tracking: What it is and why it’s good

These next two posts will cover Progress Tracking. This post introduces the concept and clears the air on some preconceptions about the process. What is Progress Tracking? A very important part of the monitoring activity is tracking. Progress Tracking...
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Hacking MS Project: Triggering Warnings When End Dates Change

An out-of-box feature that has long been missing from Microsoft Project is the ability to set a target finish date when you are scheduling from the project start date. When you initially define your project in the Project Information dialog box, you normally...
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Project Initiatives Drive Your Organization’s Mission

Every organization has an ultimate Mission that all of their long-term goals, yearly portfolios, quarterly outlooks and daily operations are striving to fulfill. The Mission often sounds simple on its surface, but there is an array of initiatives that...
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Presenting: New EPMO White Paper

We have developed an Enterprise Project Management Office white paper, and we wanted to provide it for free for our loyal blog followers.  At 5,000 words and over a dozen graphics, this is the most in-depth content we have ever released free to the...
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How to Assign Resources to a Task in Microsoft Project

The following guide demonstrates how you can assign resources in various ways and avoid some overallocations by using tools available through the Assign Resources dialog box. These techniques apply whether you are working with local resources or those...
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Assigning a Resource to a Task: Introduction

Microsoft Project 2016 enables you to assign resources to tasks in a variety of ways. Resource assignments clarify responsibility for doing tasks and also help you to determine how long a task will take and how much it will cost. This series will demonstrate...
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How Task Dates Are Automatically Set in Microsoft Project (Part 3)

Have you ever been unable to change the start date of a task in Microsoft Project?  You type in 11/2 for the start date and it changes back to 11/19.  In most cases, Project is not misbehaving; you need to understand what Project assumes when it schedules...
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How Task Dates Are Automatically Set in Microsoft Project

Have you ever been unable to change the start date of a task in Microsoft Project?  You type in 11/2 for the start date and it changes back to 11/19.  In most cases, Project is not misbehaving; you need to understand what Project assumes when it schedules...
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