Bedtime Stories for Project Managers (Book Review)

Overview

This book encourages project management professionals to reflect on and interpret their experiences, using (more or less familiar) bedtime stories as inspiration.

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Schedule automation: How to customise MS-Project® text fields to show schedule management diagnostics

Part 3 of a series on customising fields in Microsoft® Project® to make working with project schedules more useful.
So you’ve created a useful programme schedule, and you are now working on keeping it on the right track. You’ve set up fields to calculate RAG status, but what if you want some schedule management information to go with it, in the form of some compact RAG status explanation to go with it, without having to study the baseline vs. forecast dates and % complete, working it out in your head line by line?

This post describes how to customise a Text field to display a very compact schedule management commentary to explain why a project schedule item should be Red or Amber.

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