A common mistake made by project managers – assuming all resources are available all of the time! In this video we take you through the steps to reflect individual resource non-availablility to the project. We also demonstrate the consequences when Calendar changes are made for resources already assigned to tasks.
Two very useful Views are applied in this demonstration – the Resource Usage and the Resource Allocation Views. They help us to establish where the bottlenecks are with respect to our Resource assignments.
Have you ever created a ‘simple’ schedule, and before you know it, it’s grown quite large? Or – nightmare scenario – someone sends you a large project schedule with no Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) supporting it? In this video we show you how to superimpose a WBS on an existing ‘flat’ project.
Here’s a quick overview of the concepts of the Critical Path, Slack (or Float) and the Baseline. We also demonstrate the various views to display them.
The majority of Dependencies or Relationships used to depict work sequencing tends to be Finish-to-Start or FS. Discover the various methods of setting this dependency here.
Careful now! Unless you’re into micro management there should be no need to change the working hours per day for the Project Calendar. But if you insist, this video shows you how.
Watch this video and learn the first key step to take in creating your project schedule – specifying either the Start or Finish Date of your project.
Continuing our introduction to the Gantt Chart we now take a look at the Calendar Scale and how it represents scope – or work – over time.
Here’s our introduction to the workhorse of Microsoft Project – the Gantt Chart View. In this session we focus on the structure and content of the Entry Table.