Category Archives: Microsoft Project 2010

Microsoft Project – colour coding by Resource Group

I was asked by a client recently as to whether she could colour code by Resource Group. First add column Resource Group to your view. You can always hide it again afterwards. You may also want to got to Gantt … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – Displaying a comment on a split task on the Gantt Chart

When training Microsoft Project earlier this week, I was asked whether it was feasible to display a comment on the Gantt Chart by split tasks, to explain why the split had occurred. One approach would be to use a text … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – dealing with a task that is dependent on other tasks for both its start and finish dates

Usually we schedule tasks dependent on what has to be done prior to them. However sometimes we have tasks that can’t start until something else starts or finishes and can’t finish until a different task finishes. In this case the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – Resource usage view to show only resources being used

When you go into Resource Usage view, every resource in your resource pool is shown regardless of whether or not they have been assigned to tasks. Also any task that has not yet been assigned to a resource is shown. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – Working with Deadlines

When working on a project we are often given deadlines by our client – in a long project, there may be multiple deadlines. To add a deadline to a task, select the task, then double-click on the task name to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – moving completed parts of tasks back to Status date

Sometimes on a project, some tasks actually get started ahead of schedule! In that case when we are tracking, we may want to move the bits that are done back to the Status date, so that subsequent tasks can get … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – notes – labelling inserted documents

One great feature in Microsoft Project is that you can link relevant documents to tasks within the project so everyone knows where to find them. To do so, double-click on the relevant task to open up the Task Information dialog … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – highlighting late-running tasks in Network Diagram view

Some people like to use Network Diagram as it is more visual than the Gantt Chart. To show late-running tasks on the Network Diagram, there isn’t an easy way of formatting the shapes. However, provided you are working with Project … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – seeing notes in Network Diagram

I was recently asked whether notes could be seen in the Network Diagram. To adapt your network diagram to see notes, first go to Network Diagram view. On the Network Tools Format tab, in the Format group, click Box. Click … Continue reading

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Microsoft Project – show status date

The Status date is the date at which you have the most up-to-date information for tracking on a project plan. By default it is the current date but may be an earlier date if you have received updates from the … Continue reading

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