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Export data to Excel with "lowest level" summary data only

Export data to Excel with “lowest level” summary data only

 

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Show relationship between group of activities

Show relationship between group of activities

 

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What does "Effort driven" option do?

 

What does “Effort driven” option do?

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You may wonder what does “Effort driven” option in Task Detail Form do?

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Here I have 2 tasks.

Task A doesn’t have Effort driven check. When I assign 2 resources to it, the Work unit for each resource doesn’t change (80h for each resource). No matter how many resource I assign, each resource will get 80h.

Now, Task B have Effort driven check. When I assign resource to it, the Work unit for each resource change (with 2 resource assign it will get 40h for each resource). And activity duration reduce to 5 days. The more resource you assign, the less unit each resource will get.

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So, when you have kind of activity which can be reduced duration by adding more resource, use “Effort driven” option.

 

 

 

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New Approaches to Level Scheduling

One of the most important considerations of project planning is the scheduling of a project at the right level, at the right time - and that can be challenging. Executive-level and senior-level management scheduling have different needs and goals than stage- or phase-level scheduling, which may require more detailed planning.
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Open Microsoft Project file and a blank screen appear

 

Open Microsoft Project file and a blank screen appear

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Shortcut for moving WBS element

Shortcut for moving WBS element

 In WBS window, we can create a whole WBS structure by keyboard (faster than using mouse).
 

In stead of click on the Plus icon to create a new WBS, we can press “Insert” button on keyboard.

Enter the ID, press “Tab” then enter the name.

We may want to move it left, instead of click on Left arrow, we can use shortcut:

“CTRL + Left arrow” on keyboard.

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