About Dale Howard, Microsoft Project MVP

Dale Howard is the Director of Education for PROJILITY. He has used Microsoft Project since version 4.0 for Windows 95 and he has used the Microsoft PPM tool since the first version of released as Project Central in the year 2000. He is the co-author of 23 books on Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. He is currently one of only 26 Microsoft Project MVPs in the entire world and one of only 4 in the United States.
31 08, 2020

Understanding the Meaning of Scheduling Ignores Resource Calendars

By |2020-08-31T11:59:43-04:00August 31st, 2020|Microsoft Project Tips|

Background Information In Microsoft Project, you can completely override the schedule of any task by assigning a Task calendar to the task. Common needs for using a Task calendar might include the following: In an organization that normally works Monday – Friday only, you need to schedule a task to be worked on a [...]

17 08, 2020

Drag and Drop Tasks from One Resource to Another

By |2020-08-17T13:14:26-04:00August 17th, 2020|Microsoft Project Tips|

Dragging and Dropping Tasks Many Microsoft Project users probably know that you can move tasks in any task view, such as the Gantt Chart view, by “dragging and dropping” the tasks. To drag and drop a task, click the row header at the far left end of the task row, then release the mouse button. [...]

16 06, 2020

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Set the Split Bar Location for All New Blank Projects

By |2020-06-16T15:16:17-04:00June 16th, 2020|Microsoft Project Tips|

Background One minor issue I have with Microsoft Project is that it places the split bar to the right of the Resource Names column by default every time I launch the software and create a new blank project, such as shown in Figure 1. I would prefer that the software dock the [...]

24 03, 2020

Set Date Formatting by Project

By |2020-03-24T12:34:05-04:00March 24th, 2020|Microsoft Project Tips|

BackgroundThere was an interesting question recently in the Microsoft Project user forum. The question was so interesting, as was my answer to the question, that I wanted to share this information with you. A Microsoft Project desktop user needed to know how to set the date formatting on a project by project basis. He stated [...]

28 02, 2020

Microsoft Project Trivia: Options Settings – Where Are They Stored?

By |2020-02-28T12:21:56-05:00February 28th, 2020|Microsoft Project Tips|

Background I answered in question recently in the Project Online General Questions and Answers user forum. The user asked a question was about the leveling options found in the Resource Leveling dialog and how to distribute those leveling options settings to other Microsoft Project users in his organization. I thought the question was interesting, and [...]

29 01, 2020

A User Guide to Project for the Web – Part 2

By |2020-01-27T14:22:01-05:00January 29th, 2020|Microsoft Project Tips|

Review In our first blog post article, we taught you how to access Project for the web, how to create a new project, how to define a new project, and how to complete the task planning process. In this blog post article, we will teach you how to create your project team, assign team members [...]

28 01, 2020

A User Guide to Project for the Web – Part 1

By |2020-01-27T14:21:29-05:00January 28th, 2020|Microsoft Project Tips|

Who Should Read This Blog Post Series? This blog post series is primarily for staff who occasionally manage a “task list” of items to complete to accomplish a business objective. For example, consider the following: A team member on the Retail Operations team is responsible for managing the packing and shipping of merchandise, shelving, [...]

9 01, 2020

What Are the Most Important Options Settings in Microsoft Project?

By |2020-01-09T11:16:09-05:00January 9th, 2020|Microsoft Project Tips|

Introduction Microsoft Project offers three types of options in the Project Options dialog. These option types include: Application Options These options control how the software looks and works, and they impact every project you open. You only need to set these options once, as they are not project-specific. Project-Specific Options You can set these options [...]

16 12, 2019

Reset a View Back to Its Default Settings

By |2019-12-16T10:16:00-05:00December 16th, 2019|Microsoft Project Tips|

Suppose that several days ago, you customized the Gantt Chart view by making a number of changes to the view. These changes include customizing the appearance of the Gantt Chart pane, adding several columns and removing several other columns in the Entry table, and applying cell background colors to several of the tasks in the [...]

8 11, 2019

Understanding “What Changed” After Approving Task Updates from PWA

By |2019-11-08T11:48:56-05:00November 8th, 2019|Microsoft Project Tips|

Background Information One of the challenges for project managers is understanding “what changed” after they approve pending task updates in the Approval Center page in Project Web App. In the current versions of Project Online and Project Server, it is not easy to determine the schedule changes in the enterprise project after approving the pending [...]

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