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Entering Actual Progress in Microsoft Project: Update Tasks

When tracking information is not obtained through Project Web App, Microsoft Project 2016 allows you to enter five different types of actual task information. These are actual start and finish dates, % complete, actual and remaining duration, actual and...
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Progress Tracking Using Project Web App: Timesheet Page and Task Time Approval

Our last post introduced using Project Web App for progress tracking and covered the Tasks page. This post will cover the Timesheet page and task time approval. Timesheet Page Project Web App includes a separate timesheet function that can be connected...
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Top 3 Reports and Summaries in Microsoft Project

One of the most revamped features in Microsoft Project over the last several years is their reporting options. This post covers the best reports and summaries to keep an eye on, as well as a quick guide on how to use them. 1) Project Statistics The Project...
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Next Level Baselining Maneuvers in MS Project

Our last post covered the basics of how to set and view baselines in Microsoft Project. This post will cover intermediate baselining functions, including: Setting multiple baselines Capturing interim plans Clearing baselines Using project-saved baselines...
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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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How Do You Link Tasks in Microsoft Project?

There are several different ways to set task dependencies in Microsoft Project.  This post will cover how to link tasks using the following techniques: Through the Task menu in the ribbon Dragging the link from one task to another Linking tasks in a...
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