Don’t let project constraint your planning

Did you ever saw a message like this within Microsoft Project Professional/Standard?! 

Constraint types_pop-upIf so, intentionally or unintentionally you have some tasks with a special constraint type in your automatically scheduled project plan. Per default, every task starts ‘as soon as possible’ (if you schedule forward) and shifts through the duration and linkage of the predecessor. Continue reading →

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Same same… but different. Milestones vs. Deadlines.

Today’s blog is about one of the most underrated function within Microsoft Project, the use of deadlines. But one after another: We all know know the difference between milestones and deadlines from a business perspective, right?!

You can find dozens of definitions of a milestone in the most common frameworks like the PMBOK Guide (PMI), the national competence baseline (IPMA) or PRINCE2. The common ground is among other things as follows: Continue reading →

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