If you find yourself creating projects on a regular basis, you should consider creating your own project template, or customising the default MS Project template. It is easy to do and will save you loads of time in the long run.
This tutorial will begin by showing you what a template consists of, and how to save one. This approach is best if you require multiple templates. For example, specific templates for specific clients or specific templates for specific types of job.
This tutorial will then show you how you can customise the default MS Project template. This will be the best option if you just need one template for all your projects.
Microsoft Project has many settings that control the behaviour of the application, and of your projects.
These settings can be accessed by clicking the File tab on the Ribbon and then Options. There are many useful options in here, but this blog post focuses on 5 MS Project settings you need to know.
Calculate Multiple Critical Paths in a Project
Although a project can only have one true critical path (the tasks that directly affect the finish date of the project). You may wish to view the critical path for each independent series of tasks.
This can be done to view the critical path for each subproject for a large master project, or maybe you have different independent series of tasks that are performed by different departments or regions in the project.