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Microsoft Project Tips

Beginner through expert-level tips for Microsoft Project Professional, desktop project management software

Learn how to build a new Microsoft Project document, and add tasks with dates and durations.

Add a New Task to Microsoft Project

Learn how to build a new Microsoft Project document, and add tasks with dates and durations.

Add a New Task to Microsoft Project >

Learn how insert a milestone into your Microsoft Project schedule.

Add a Milestone to Microsoft Project

Learn how insert a milestone into your Microsoft Project schedule.

Add a Milestone to Microsoft Project >

Link multiple Microsoft Project plans together into an integrated master schedule or a master project schedule.

Master Project Files in Microsoft Project

Easily link multiple project plans together into a single master project file, sometimes known as an integrated master schedule or an IMS.

Master Project Files in Microsoft Project >

Learn how to create a dependency that links two tasks together in Microsoft Project to show a predecessor-successor relationship.

Microsoft Project Predecessors

Learn how to create a dependency that links two tasks together in Microsoft Project to show a predecessor-successor relationship.

Microsoft Project Predecessors >

Adding Lag or Lead Time to Predecessors and Successors

Project Dependencies with Lag/Lead Time

Delay the start of a task by adding lag or lead time to the dependency.

Project Dependencies with Lag/Lead Time >

Linking predecessors and successors from different Microsoft Project plans.

Cross-Project Dependencies

Create a predecessor-successor relationship between tasks in two separate Microsoft Project files.

Cross-Project Dependencies >

Insert a custom text field into a new Microsoft Project column and change the title.

Custom Text Field

Insert a custom text field into your Microsoft Project plan and change the title of the column heading.

Custom Text Field >

Summary Tasks, SubTasks, WBS, and Outline Numbers

Summary Tasks

Learn the basics of how to insert a summary task into your Microsoft Project plan. Understand the differences between summary tasks and subtasks, plus get an introduction to WBS Numbers and Outline Numbers

Summary Task >

Microsoft Project Baselines: How to set a baseline, view a baseline, and re-baseline a Microsoft Project schedule.

Baselines

How to set a baseline, view a baseline, and re-baseline a Microsoft Project schedule.

Baselines >

Microsoft Project Status Date: Setting and Adjusting Progress

Project Status Date

How to set the status date in Microsoft Project and adjust tasks so that they appear on track.

Project Status Date >

How to count completed activities in Microsoft Project

Count of Completed Project Activities

How to get a count of completed activities in your Microsoft Project plan.

Completed Activity Count >

How to count completed activities in Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project Resources

How to assign and manage resources in Microsoft Project.

Microsoft Project Resources >

Defining a custom number field in Microsoft Project

Custom Number Fields

How to define a custom number field in Microsoft Project.

Custom Number Fields >

Defining a custom Flag field in Microsoft Project

Custom Flag Fields

How to define a custom Flag field in Microsoft Project.

Custom Flag Fields >

Working with estimated tasks in Microsoft Project

Estimated tasks

Working with estimated tasks in Microsoft Project.

Estimated Tasks >

Auto-scheduling tasks in Microsoft Project

Auto-scheduling tasks

When, why, and how to auto-schedule tasks in Microsoft Project.

Auto-scheduling Tasks >

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