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Category: Microsoft Project
The core content of the TPC blog, Microsoft Project related articles. I started this blog way back in 2014 with a series of articles to spot incorrect use of Microsoft Project. It took storm and I continued to write about the tool that Microsoft created for Project tracking and scheduling. The posts that you will find in this category are all linked to usage of the desktop application. Examples are the Backwards scheduling vs deadlines post and Never delete a task.
But there is much more content, please explore and I hope you find the content that you are looking for. If not, you can always reach out by adding a comment on a post.
There are a number of “project” applications in the Microsoft landscape. The ones in the title aren’t even all there is. So, when I got this question from one of my readers I was interested to help out:
Let’s tackle this beast as my first article of 2023!
I know I mentioned in blog posts and newsletters that I would be moving more towards the Power Platform . So, it might come as a surprise to see a post (after so long) about Project Management on the blog.
But actually, it’s still very close to my goal of more Power Platform AND my goal to keep writing about project and project management.
Today I’m reviewing Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step. It’s part of the well established book series “Step by Step” and as such we have high hopes on learning how to work with the tool Microsoft Project. The book was authored by Cindy Lewis, a name that should be familiar with you by now. But just in case it isn’t, lets you up to speed:
Have you ever worked on a schedule and got the idea that Microsoft just loves to put blue calendar icon’s in front of every task you create? What’s up with that? Well, you created “soft constraints” on every task by manually entering a start or finish date.
I would like to introduce an acronym to everyone. This acronym pops up in a lot of different versions and I would like to add one to the bunch. I’m talking about the MVP. Product managers and entrepreneurs might know it as the Minimum Viable Product, Microsoft consultants/enthusiasts might know it as the Most Valuable Professional. And I would like to provide a new one for an MVP:
Minimum Valuable Project (schedule)
The Minimum Valuable Project (schedule) is a MS Project schedule that has a number of criteria checked to be of any use to a Project Manager.
Change is in the air! That’s at least how I feel after reading up on all the things that were announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2018 event. I’m still wrapping my head around all that has been announced, but I also wanted to give you some insights on what will change for The Project Corner.