As you might expect, there is a lot more to the conversion process than simply moving data. And, because Microsoft Project has a somewhat less disciplined architecture than P6, the schedule reports you get back may not be what you were expecting.
Microsoft Project 2013 allows you to sort and organize your tasks by various specific fields to help you better track various aspects of your schedule. Perhaps, you want to organize your schedule into groups by resource type
We recently had a question from a customer who asked how to use the Split Task feature in Microsoft Project 2013 to suspend work on a task. So let’s take a look at a scenario and explain how this really useful feature works.
At the very beginning of 2014 we published an article concerning some missing relationships with the Export to Microsoft Project XML feature in Primavera P6; at the time using P6 R8.3.0. With the October 2014 release of Primavera P6 R8.4 however, those shortfalls have been addressed
Modeling relationships between tasks in any scheduling tool requires knowledge of both the project work and how it will be performed as well as the tool. Simple Finish-to-Start relationships may not always give you the optimum schedule efficiency or allow you to model the work as it will actually occur.
Microsoft Project has the capability to model both workday lag and 24-hour elapsed time lags within one schedule. When you’re working with projects that require a mixture of working time and elapsed time, you’ll need to understand how to describe this in your schedule.
Before you begin scheduling tasks in Microsoft Project 2013, it is important to create a calendar that represents the default working days for project tasks. The default project calendar is used by Microsoft Project 2013 to set the working days and times for project tasks
The critical path is the shortest time duration in which a project may be completed. The critical path also has zero float, which means that a delay in any activity along the critical path will result in an extension of the project schedule
In order for project managers to properly assign resources and develop workable schedules, they need to understand the difference between Duration, Effort, and Hours. Microsoft Project users often refer to these constraints as Duration, Units, and Work. Duration is the total amount of time that the task
In this article we’ll take a look at how to find that rather useful Project Summary Task option in the ribbon area of the Microsoft Project 2010 version.