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The Importance of Project Expertise for Staffing Project Managers

As we covered in an earlier post, while traditional staffing firms and HR departments are able to successfully fill technical positions, project leadership roles require a multi-tiered approach.  This post will cover the importance of the Process and...
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Types of Variances: The Different Variance Fields in Microsoft Project

In our last post, we covered the differences between Favorable and Unfavorable Variances. This post will cover the differences between the various Variance Types in Microsoft Project. The below summarizes the variances, how they’re calculated and...
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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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Finding the Right Information in Microsoft Project

The trick to using Microsoft Project effectively is first to know what type of information you are looking for and then to know which view you can use to display this information. A view is a set of formatting instructions that tells Microsoft Project...
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