Its hard to believe that Microsoft Project has been around since 1984 and it’s still going strong throughout companies of all sizes. Here are some of my favorite Microsoft Project Tips and Tricks to help you improve your Microsoft Project skills. As an FYI, there are 2 different versions of the Microsoft Project Desktop application: Microsoft Project Standard Desktop version that is used on its own and the data is stored in an .mpp file and the Microsoft Professional version can be used with Microsoft Project Online or Project Server for an enterprise solution where the files are synchronized in a database. The majority of articles and videos will work with both but I will call out features that are specific to the Professional version also.
In this blog post article, learn how to use the Task Path feature to display View a Driving Dependency. This includes Predecessors and Successors.
Learn how to create a Custom Filter to Find eDays, also known as elapsed days or calendar days.
Learn how to Force a Task to Start on a Specific Day of the Month in Microsoft Project.
In this blog post article, you will learn three different methods to Force Check In Stuck Projects in either Project Online or Project Server.
If you are an application administrator for your organization’s Project Online or Project Server instance, then this blog post article will teach you how to recognize and Fix Your Enterprise Global File.
In this blog post article, you will learn step by step, how to create a custom field with a formula that will calculate the Percent Duration Variance for each task in your projects.
In this blog post article, you will learn two clever tricks that will help you with Finding Tasks Ahead of Schedule.
Learn how to grant special permissions to another project manager in Project Online or Project Server. Follow these steps to easily accomplish the task.
In this blog post article, learn how to edit the enterprise Standard calendar in either Project Online or Microsoft Project Server.
Hello there Microsoft Project lovers! I’m Dale Howard and I’ve been a Microsoft Project MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for 20 years in a row and I’m currently one of only 26 Project MVPs in the entire world. Pretty exciting, right!?
If you post a question about any of Microsoft’s PPM tools on the public message boards, look to see who the moderator or person that has answered the questions and you see, it’s frequently me answering your questions. Some people like to golf, I love Microsoft Project helping the community get to understand Microsoft Project much better.
I’ve been teaching students at all levels for over 20 years and have taught thousands of users around the world. I’ve written and co-authored 23 books on Microsoft Project, Project Online, and Project Server so if you’re like me and like to read over watching a video, you can Check Out My Books on Amazon.
For the people that like to watch videos, check out my YouTube channel. If you post a question in the comments, I’ll be happy to answer questions or create a new video to answer your question.
If you’ve got a question about Microsoft Project, Project Online or Project Server, check out some of these community post areas below where I am the moderator and have been answering questions on these message boards for over 20 years.