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Next Level Baselining Maneuvers: What is an interim plan in Microsoft 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 in MS Project Capturing interim plans Clearing MS Project baselines Using...
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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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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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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 (Part 2)

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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Simple Ways to Optimize Your Project Plan in MS Project

Our last blog post covered how to use the different views in Microsoft Project to gather Resource Workload Information. But in order to optimize the plan, you have to put this information to use. The Task Inspector and Resource Leveling functionalities...
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