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How to Do Project Management Staffing Right

As the economy recovers, capital spend is returning to perform more projects, increasing the demand for qualified project resources.  Unfortunately, leadership for these new projects and programs cannot always come from within.  The organization may...
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How to Customize Task Dependencies in Microsoft Project

In our last post, we demonstrated several different ways to add a task dependency in Microsoft Project. The default when setting these links is to set up a finish-to-start dependency, so this post will cover how to establish other types of dependencies,...
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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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What Are the Different Types of Task Dependencies

Once the WBS is built, you are ready to decide the order tasks will be performed. Some tasks depend on one or more tasks before they can start. For example, you can’t put up the walls until you pour the foundation. Some tasks need to start or finish...
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Defining the Critical Path in Microsoft Project

The critical path is the longest path through the network based on task duration. This measures the shortest amount of time in which the project can be completed. Tasks not on the critical path have slack, while tasks on the critical path have zero slack....
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