If you are looking for a way to create an adobe pdf file of your schedule that clearly displays an outline of your project tasks and corresponding Gantt chart, then you should check out the many great print options available in Microsoft Project 2013. Let’s say that you’ve created a Gantt chart with
One of the more sophisticated areas of scheduling is the assignment of resources to the tasks. To do effective resource assignment in Microsoft Project you need to be familiar with the methods for assigning labor, material, and costs
Microsoft Project 2013 allows for the manual and automatic entry of task data. The manual entry option simply records the name of the task you enter. It does not provide a duration or Start and Finish dates. The automatic entry provides an
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