A Fast Way To Book Project Meetings

Project Schedule ManagementYou know how challenging it is to schedule meetings with other individuals.

It is not that bad if the meeting attendees work for the same organization because you can usually view their availability. However, trying to book a meeting with individuals outside of the organization is a totally different ballgame. You can exchange a dozen e-mails with the project team and still not achieve a consensus.

Thanks to Doodle, you can now easily send meeting invitations to different individuals and have them vote on their preferred time(s) based on their availability. With just two e-mails, one to send the poll and the other one to book the meeting, you can schedule meetings in no time at all.

Doodle charges a small annual fee but you can easily get it back through increased efficiency and reduced aggravations!

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Four Calendars Project Managers Must Know

Project CalendarBase Calendar: Serves as a template for project, resource and task calendars. Basic format includes Standard (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., one hour for lunch and off on weekends), 24-Hours and Night Shift. Adjust the base calendar if your company works less than 40 hours per week. Statutory holidays can also be defined in the Base Calendar.

Project Calendar: Documents the start and end dates in the project. In a manufacturing setting, you can set plant shutdowns on this calendar.

Resource Calendar: Captures non-working hours of a resource such as vacation and training. Use this calendar to indicate non-traditional working hours as well as night shifts.

Task Calendar: Helps adjust working times for non-human resources such as machines that must run overnight or 24 hours daily.

By setting these calendars correctly, project management software can calculate task durations correctly.

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