Understanding how Microsoft Project Milestones are Calculated

 

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How Microsoft Project Calculates Durations in Days

Microsoft Project effectively records task durations in hours and the value of the duration in days is calculated using the parameter entered in the Hours per day: field in the File, Options, Schedule tab, Calendar options for this project: section.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that all users understand that the durations in days are calculated using ONLY the one parameter and this parameter is used with EVERY calendar. This makes Microsoft Project difficult to use when calendars with a different number of hours per day are being used.

Click on this link to see an article on how Microsoft Project calculates durations in days.

To see more explanations like this then please consider purchasing this Microsoft Project book by Paul Harris which is available in many formats, paperback, spiral, Kobo, Kindle and iTunes.

The book is intended to be used:

  • As a self-teach book and user guide, or a training manual for a two-day training course.
  • PowerPoint slide shows are available for training companies to purchase and pdf versions are available to educational organisations.

More information and links to book sellers visit this this web site: https://www.eh.com.au/MSP2019.html

Microsoft Project Information form

The Project Start date of a Microsoft Project schedule may be changed in the Project Information form, which is opened from the ribbon by selecting Project, Properties group, Project Information.

This article is an extract from the book Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019 by Paul E Harris and explains how these dates and fields operate, click here to read the article.

To see more explanations like this then please consider purchasing this Microsoft Project book by Paul Harris which is available in many formats, paperback, spiral, Kobo, Kindle and iTunes.

These books are intended to be used:

  • As a self-teach book and user guide, or a training manual for a two-day training course.
  • PowerPoint slide shows are available for training companies to purchase and free pdf versions are available to educational organisations.

More information and links to sellers at this web site:

https://www.eh.com.au/MSP2019.html

 

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Planning books and training material publishers for:

  • Microsoft Project,
  • Oracle Primavera P6 and
  • Elecosoft Powerproject

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MICROSOFT PROJECT ZOOM SLIDER AND TIMESCALE FORMATTING

The use of the Microsoft Project Zoom Slider may results in some very strange Timescale formatting results, as per the picture on the right, which are at times difficult to reverse. This article is an extract from the book Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019 by Paul E Harris and explains how the timescale should be formatted, click here to read the article.

To see more explanations like this then buy Paul Harris’ Microsoft Project book by which is available in paperback, spiral, Kobo, Kindle and iTunes from:
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These books are intended to be used:

  • As a self-teach book and a two-day training course handout.
  • Instructor PowerPoint slide shows are available.

Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, Planning and Scheduling books and training material for:

  • Microsoft Project,
  • Oracle Primavera P6 and
  • Elecosoft (Asta) Powerproject

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MICROSOFT PROJECT TASK SPLITTING

Microsoft Project has a function that allows multiple splits in tasks which is not available in Oracle Primavera P6. It is a useful function that may also get you into trouble.

If you wish to understand how task splitting works then download this article, which is an extract from the authors book 99 Tricks and Traps Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019, by clicking on this link>>>

MICROSOFT PROJECT RIBBON AND QUICK ACCESS TOOLBAR

The Microsoft Project Ribbon Toolbar has a few issues including:

  • It consumes a large area of the screen,
  • The commands are not in logical groups, and
  • Some commonly used commands, such as the Manual Page Break, are not on it at all.

It is often better to hide the Ribbon Toolbar, display the Quick Access Toolbar below the Ribbon Toolbar and import the Eastwood Harris Quick Access Toolbar which has the commonly used commands grouped into logical groups.

Click here>>> to download an article which is an extract from the authors book Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019 that explains how to setup Microsoft Project Ribbon Toolbar and Quick Access Toolbar to get better productivity out of your software>