MS Project Guide

Microsoft Project guide on how to take basic steps in this project management tool. Explanation, tips, pictures, and alternative ways to work on projects.

Microsoft Project Tutorial: Task Board in MS Project

In Microsoft Project, a task board is a tool that an individual, team, or organization uses to represent work and its completion path. This includes ongoing, completed, and upcoming tasks that may be in a to-do list. How to set task board in MS Project Microsoft Project allows you to view and manage projects in…

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May 11, 2019
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3 minutes
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Microsoft Project Tutorial: How to Add Milestone Task in MS Project

Milestones are signs of tiny diamonds that mark important events in Microsoft Project. Milestones can be defined as approval, completion of key deliverables, an important event or the beginning or end of a project phase in MS Project. Milestones will also remind you and your team members to keep track of the project progress, which…

GanttPRO Team
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April 25, 2019
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5 minutes
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Microsoft Project Tutorial: How to Create Timeline in MS Project

In Microsoft Project, the timeline is a graphical view of tasks. When managing large projects, providing an easy way to report overall progress to managers and stakeholders can save time and cost. At the same time, when you manage your project and need to delve into the details of tasks, it proves best to see…

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April 23, 2019
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5 minutes
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Microsoft Project Tutorial: Microsoft Project Resource Leveling

Previously, we covered Microsoft Project resource planning. Now let's discover more about resource leveling. Microsoft Project computes Resource leveling to resolve resource overallocation in tasks. One can also name it “a technology that adjusts the start and finish date based on resource limitation to balance resource requirements with available supply”. Resource leveling means you redistribute…

GanttPRO Team
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March 29, 2019
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4 minutes
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Microsoft Project Tutorial: Microsoft Project Resource Planning

Resources refer to the people involved in the project, the equipment and materials used, and the costs associated with the project. Resources are required to perform project tasks. They can be the people, equipment, facilities, funds or anything (except labor) needed to complete a project task. Optimal resource scheduling is the key to successful project…

GanttPRO Team
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March 18, 2019
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3 minutes
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Microsoft Project Tutorial: How to Export Microsoft Project

Projects require constant control and monitoring by a project manager. However, there are cases that happen quite often when a third party, say, a stakeholder needs to check your chart; or you need to showcase your plan and include it in your presentation; or you simply need a quick access to a printable version of…

Andrew Stepanov
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February 22, 2019
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3 minutes
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Microsoft Project Tutorial: How to Set a Baseline in MS Project

Projects may take weeks, months, and even years. There is no ideal situation when a plan goes as it has been drafted. Any manager will be happy to avoid risks and project scope creep. Therefore, it is critical to have a clear initial picture of the plan. Baselines will help with that. What is a…

Andrew Stepanov
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December 4, 2018
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3 minutes
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Microsoft Project Tutorial: How to Open MS Project

The first questions you have when you start working in MS Project are how to open Microsoft Project files and how to open mpp files without MS Project. Luckily, both these questions have very clear answers. Moreover, these issues are very easy to solve. From this guide, you’ll learn how to open Microsoft Project files…

Andrew Stepanov
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December 4, 2018
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3 minutes
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