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Setting Task Duration in Microsoft Project 2007

Most tasks in a project have a duration, whether it's ten minutes or a year or something in between. Deciding how finely to break down your tasks can affect how efficiently you use Microsoft Project to [more…]

Creating a Visual Report in Microsoft Project 2007

If you just love the capabilities that PivotTable reports in Excel and Visio offer, you'll be glad to know that the same capability has come to Microsoft Project 2007 in the form of Visual Reports. Pivot [more…]

Customizing Cost Fields in Microsoft Project 2007

When you're using Microsoft Project and displaying the Cost table with fields — such as the Standard Resource Rate — you can click in any cost column and enter a rate for each resource. A neat shortcut [more…]

Creating Calendar Templates in Project 2002

If you've ever wanted to make your own time, here's your chance. Although the base calendar templates probably cover most working situations, you may want to create your own calendar template. For example [more…]

Understanding Codependency in Project 2002

You shouldn't set task start dates in Project 2002 very often. That's because projects are fluid — they change and grow faster than bad guys come at you in the average computer game. If you build in a [more…]

Creating Custom Groups in Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 2007 lets you group similar items together to help you keep track of all the data you enter. The Group feature essentially enables you to organize information by certain criteria — for [more…]

Viewing Projects in Microsoft Project 2002

Views are one way that software designers organize information so that you can get at it in logical ways. Because of the complexity of information in a typical Project plan, many views are available to [more…]

Letting Microsoft Project Add Outline Numbers

Microsoft Project 2007 can assign outline numbers to the tasks in your schedule based on the task's level in the outline. The outline numbers help you visually identify each task's hierarchical position [more…]

Creating a New Project in Office Live

When using Office Live, the first step in project management is to identify the project and create a record of all the details. You do this by using an Office Live Premium Business Application called Project [more…]

Connecting Microsoft Projects with Hyperlinks

In Microsoft Project 2007, you can link one project to another by using a hyperlink. A hyperlink enables you to jump from the currently displayed document to another document on your hard drive, a computer [more…]

Using Multiple Undo in Microsoft Project

With the Multiple Undo feature in Microsoft Project 2007, you can try out several changes and then undo the whole list of changes or a portion of them at once. Because you often want to try out several [more…]

Figuring Out Availability in Project 2002

Of the Microsoft Project features dealing with resources, a big chunk is used to spot resource overallocation. Overallocation is a calculation involving the resource's calendar and availability. [more…]

Helpful Web Sites for Working with Microsoft Office Project 2007

As you manage projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007, you can always use a helpful Web site. The following list contains links to some useful project management–oriented Web sites as well as a few [more…]

How to Resolve Human Resource Conflicts with Microsoft Office Project 2007

When a member of the project team is overallocated in your Microsoft Office Project 2007 project, you can take steps to correct the problem using the following suggestions. Keep in mind that the circumstances [more…]

How to Create a Project Plan in Microsoft Office Project 2007

You can use the Project Guide in Microsoft Office Project 2007 to walk you through building a project. However, if you prefer to do things yourself, follow this handy checklist to help you build a Project [more…]

How to Shorten Project Time with Microsoft Office Project 2007

You estimate the length of a project as best you can, but if your Microsoft Office Project 2007 project is taking longer than you expected, try the following methods to tighten the timing: [more…]

Microsoft Office Project 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts

Like any good software, Microsoft Office Project 2007 offers keyboard shortcuts to help you manage your projects with fewer keystrokes. Shortcuts you’ll use all the time when building and working with [more…]

Microsoft Office Project 2007 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Microsoft Office Project 2007 helps you keep your projects on track, manage your resources, and post your progress online. With Project 2007, you can create a project plan, manage your human resources, [more…]

Project Management Time-Saving Techniques

Project management is all about saving time. But even with management tools like Microsoft Project 2010, your project might run longer than you expected. In that case, try the following methods to tighten [more…]

How to Use Microsoft Project 2010 to Resolve Resource Conflicts

When a resource is overallocated, use Microsoft Project 2010 to ensure your project stays on track. With Microsoft Project 2010, you can resolve resource conflicts by modifying assignments, changing scheduling [more…]

Create a Project Schedule with Microsoft Project 2010

Creating a project schedule is easy with Microsoft Project 2010. Following are some handy steps to help you build a Microsoft Project schedule. After you complete the list, you're ready to start the project [more…]

Helpful Web Sites to Hone Project Management Expertise

Whether you consider project management an art or skill, Microsoft Project 2010 helps you do it better. Enhance your Microsoft Project expertise by visiting Web sites that offer templates and third-party [more…]

Microsoft Project 2010 Shortcut Keys

Microsoft Project 2010 maximizes efficiency as you manage projects — but Project 2010 shortcuts also save you time at the keyboard: Here are some shortcut keys you'll use all the time when building and [more…]

Microsoft Project 2010 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Project 2010, the most recent incarnation of Microsoft's popular project management software, offers a tremendous wealth of functionality. Microsoft Project 2010, however, probably isn't like any other [more…]

Helpful Project Management Websites

Microsoft Project 2013 helps you manage projects better, but you also want to enhance your project management expertise. Visit these websites that offer templates and third-party add-ins for Microsoft [more…]

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