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