How to Write a Project Charter

Project Charter is one of the key deliverables as part of the Project Initiation phase. Project Charter is the initial document that formally authorize the project for execution and provide funding. Project charter should be kept summarized & concise. Here are the key 10 items that should be included in a well written Project Charter. Project Name / Project ID : This is the unique … Continue reading How to Write a Project Charter

How to set up Microsoft Project – 5 Best Practices

Microsoft Project is a powerful tool if we set up and utilize the tool correctly. Here are the 5 best practices or tips that I follow when creating new project plans. 1. Set up Project start date Every project has a definite start and end date. So before creating any tasks for the project, go ahead and update the project start date. In MS Project, … Continue reading How to set up Microsoft Project – 5 Best Practices

MS Project Actual vs Planned % Complete

In MS Project there is no default field available to calculate the Planned % complete or the Baseline % completed. In this tutorial I will explain how to create a customized field to capture planned % complete to compare it against the actual % complete. STEP 01:¬†Calculate the duration in days. MS Project stores the duration in minutes, so in order to use the duration … Continue reading MS Project Actual vs Planned % Complete