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Optics: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

1 year 29 weeks ago

The traditional definition of optics is the scientific study of sight or light.  An alternative description relates to politics and refers to the perception of a situation.  The political origin dates back to the Carter Administration when a 

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Add Decimal Places to Microsoft Project % Complete

1 year 32 weeks ago

By default, Microsoft Project does not display task % complete numbers with decimal places. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add decimal places to % complete using custom fields.

 

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Better Zoom Meetings

1 year 34 weeks ago

In one of my training classes, there is an exercise to conduct a daily stand-up meeting.  The meeting should be no longer than 15-minutes and be well structured.  In class, we challenge the leader with common distracting and unproductive behaviors.  Watch the clip, the results are often hilarious.  

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How to Use Traffic Light to Show Microsoft Project Progress Status

1 year 34 weeks ago
Sometimes in a Microsoft Project schedule, you might want a quick visual indicator of when a task is behind schedule or in progress and a good way to achieve this is through the use of a traffic light system. This tutorial will show you how to configure your Microsoft Project schedule using a custom field with graphical indicator to highlight progress of tasks as at current or status date.
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Microsoft Project Baseline Percent (%) with Weighted Summary Roll-up

1 year 36 weeks ago

By default, Microsoft Project does not have a baseline percent (%) complete field or column like you would find in other scheduling software like Primavera P6.

This video outlines steps to follow if you want to display a baseline percent (%) complete column in a Microsoft Project schedule. It also shows how to roll-up percent (%) complete to summary tasks based on weighted percent (%)

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Show Calendar Days instead of Dates in MS Project Schedule columns

1 year 37 weeks ago

Sometimes during tender or bid submission for a project, the client might not provide a Project start date and bidders would be required to show ordinal dates in the Gantt chart timeline and calendar days in the start and finish dates columns, so that, for each activity, the schedule will show start and finish days, e.g. for a 10-day activity, the schedule will show day 1 in the start column

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Project Tools: Which to Choose?

1 year 38 weeks ago

There are many tools to help project teams manage their work, collaborate, and track performance.  The number of options is overwhelming—Capterra has published over 900-project management tool reviews. 

I teach project management classes and am often asked, “Which tool should we use?”  My

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2 Ways to Show Ordinal Dates instead of Calendar Dates in Primavera P6 Schedule

1 year 39 weeks ago

In this tutorial, I will show you 2 methods of displaying ordinal dates in a Primavera P6 schedule, the first method uses Microsoft Excel and the second uses Global Change facility in P6. Ordinal dates schedules are usually required when a project does not have a defined calendar start date.

This is the Primavera P6 version of the 

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Is It Important To Focus On Access Road Construction For Mega Complex Remote Project?

1 year 40 weeks ago

 

 

Summary

Energy and mining projects are complex and mostly being executed in remote areas. Site accessibility, weather, uneven terrain, and mobility are the factors that make it more difficult to execute remote area projects. After asset acquisition and getting all necessary permits, the construction

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Is It Important To Focus On Access Road Construction For Mega Complex Remote Project?

1 year 40 weeks ago

Summary

Energy and mining projects are complex and mostly being executed in remote areas. Site accessibility, weather, uneven terrain, and mobility are the factors that make it more difficult to execute remote area projects. After asset acquisition and getting all necessary permits, the construction of an access road to

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