Twin Cities: Advanced Task Mode: Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule, How Hard Can It Be?
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
Ranked as the #2 session at the 2014 Project Conference!
Manually Scheduled task mode is one of the most significant enhancements made in recent history. With this enhancement, project managers have the power to choose whether tasks will be scheduled in Manually Schedule mode or Auto Schedule mode, Microsoft Project’s native mode of operation. As simple as the choice may seem, some very real implications to managing projects reside in this decision.
Are there best practices? Should all tasks be Manually Scheduled? Now that a few years have passed since its inception, is Manually Schedule mode deemed an effective method of scheduling tasks? Is Auto Schedule a more preferable method?
During this session, best practices learned through years of in depth study, and through working with numerous clients in regards to Manually Schedule mode will be discussed, and questions will be answered.
During this session, students will learn best practices for the use of manual and auto scheduling of tasks in Microsoft Project, and how each mode applies from a project management perspective.
Dan Renier is a Partner at Milestone Consulting Group, a Microsoft Gold Project and Portfolio Management Partner specializing in the deployment of Microsoft’s Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management solutions.
Dan is internationally known for leading the creation of Milestone Consulting Group’s YJTJ (Your Job Tool’s Job)™ process for Microsoft Project, and his personal ability to motivate and educate organizations on successfully using Microsoft Project dating back to version 3.0!
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