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How to force ms-project to reschedule when all resources are available?

I'm currently trying to setup a meeting in ms-project with 2 resources: Alice and Bob Alice's calendar is based on the standard calendar (working every weekday): And Bob's calendar is based on the ...
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Working (part of) an MS Project schedule backwards

I'm trying to make a portion of my MS Project schedule work backwards, and it's not working quite right. I'm hoping you can help. I have a schedule where Task 45 ends on 2/1/17. Tasks 46 through 50 ...
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Fixed work which means work hours remains unchanged irrespective of increase in duration when updated

Using MS Project 2013, I would like to express the following situation. I have schedule/tasks set to fixed work which means work hours remains unchanged irrespective of the increase in duration when ...
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Calculating the Difference Between Actual Start Date and Baseline Start Date

I'm new to MS Project. I want to calculate the difference between the baseline start date and the actual start date. Does anyone know how to calculate that? I've seen in another forum that I need to ...
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Part time project member: how to specify his 20 hours a week?

Hello Stack Exchange colleagues. I'm trying to set up a project that has 3 full time project staff and 2 part time staff (students). The way I'm planning is that all tasks are common to any of ...
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Ms project, how to calculate difference between actual duration and duration?

Ms project, how to calculate difference between actual duration and duration ? i mean for example: if any resource finish the task before the actual finish date , how can i calculate this overtime ...
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What possible gotchas what I can expect from using MS project for timesheet/billing?

My concern is use of MS Project for employee time sheet, billing, planning and tracking work time on people/resources (developers, IT engineers) over a time under multiple "service contracts" instead ...
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Start-to-Start and Finish-to-Finish Logic in MS Project

Let's say I have three tasks. I want Task2 (hammock activity) to start at the same time as Task1 but finish at the same time as Task3. Is there a clever way of doing this? This task will adjust it's ...
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Why is MS Project 2016 Showing a $0 for BCWP on a completed task

I am not understanding how MS Project (2016, in this case) calculates the BCWP component of Earned Value. To illustrate: below is a one-task project. The task is five days long, has one resource ...
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Custom Field Formula for MSP

If( [Text1] And [Text4] > 0, [Text1] - [Text4], "" ) I need a syntax for Null/Empty cells in [Text1] and [Text4] to avoid #ERROR Thank You
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How to estimate number of resources when I have my timelines fixed, but work effort is more

My total work estimate is 1056 man days Release Start time: May 10 Release End time: October 10 total Work days available: 101 1056 / 101 = 11 resource Approx. Is this correct calculation? If not ...
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Drop-down menus in MS Project 2013 disappeared

In one of my MS Project 2013 files, the drop down menus appear when I hover over the column headers in the Task Sheet view. In another file and new files, the drop down menu option does not appear in ...
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Is there a way to links tasks that have overlapped dates?

for example, if I have two tasks start at different dates that end at the same date. My problem is, if I try to link these two tasks, the dates will automatically change, not the original dates I ...
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Why can't the Crash Time be greater or equal to Normal Time?

Scenario Activity | Normal Cost | Normal Time | Crash Cost | Crash Time | Weekly Crash Cost A 5,000 4 5,000 4 0 B 8,000 4 ...
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PWA / Enterprise custom columns - formula not working

I'm using Project Online and am trying to create a custom calculated column which shows me the percentage difference between my "Actual Cost" and a custom column called "Profitability". I'm having ...
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MS Project 2016 is returning too many hours in summary tasks for Work

I am using MS Project 2016. Summary calculations for duration are all correct, but SOME of the summary calculations for Work are double or quadruple what they should be, as if it's including subtotals ...
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How can our chaotic JIRA process be used to report resource allocation using MS Project Server?

I'm trying to figure out the best method to address this issue. We have a pool of resources that work on projects, BAU, and production support. PMs utilize these resources in an agile methodology and ...
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Resource Allocation - Two resources on one task at different ratios

I have a project where I am setting resources at 60% availability in general. However, for certain tasks, I would like to divide the work proportionally between two resources. The best way I can ...
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Using MS project for overview with TFS to control the details of a mechanical development project

My group is using TFS for resource commitments. To get a clear overview of the project schedule I would like to use a Gantt chart in MS Project with 3 week sprint periods so we can see how we are ...
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in MSP 2010 How to change task duration units from weeks to days in bulk

I'm dealing with a large plan developed by different people and it has some durations in days and some in weeks, but I'd like to unify them all in days. what is the best way to do this in MS Project ...
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How can I do Change Request on Microsoft Project?

Title is self-explanatory. MS Project 2013 for reference. I'm not allowed to disclose many details of the project, but it's a small/medium scale IT project with a team of 6 people. I have everything ...
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PWA's Project Center Timeline Not Adding Tasks or Projects After Editing Webpart

My organization uses Project Web App integrated with Sharepoint task lists to share project plans and delivery schedules. Project Web App's Project Center has an aggregate timeline feature, which ...
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Link a task to begin when the first of some tasks begins [duplicate]

In MSProject, I'm trying to link one task (let's say Task A) so it begins when the first of multiple tasks begins (let's say Task B & C). Start-Start links make my Task A begin when both Tasks B ...
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How to cope with milestones that can only occur every two weeks?

In MS Project... I have a project that will ultimately be released by a third party, who have their own, fixed release schedule. The releases happen every two weeks. How can I attach the end of the ...
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How to stop ms-project from changing task dates

I am running into a strange problem with project and was wondering if anyone has been able to solve this problem. I don't want project to change any of my dates based on changing %complete OR have ...
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How to force one task to end at the same time as another task in MS Project

How do I force one task to end at the same time as another task. We have "User Acceptance Testing" ending on a specific date so I want the "Bug Fixing" task to end on that same date. I.e. the ...
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Is there a way to copy and paste tasks from one project file to the other without losing the predecessors?

I am currently running a project to develop about 50 parts. Each part has about 100 actions from engineering to production to shipping. I created one standard project file for a standard part. Then I ...
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Microsoft Project - view resources in hours not percentage

I had assigned resources to tasks in Microsoft Project gantt chart and I would like to see them in hours per resource, not percentages. I know that I can see hours in Resource Usage chart, but maybe ...
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In MS Project, how do I create a task to start with the earliest of two dependencies?

I have two tasks in Project: let's say task A's start is 1/30 and task B's start is 1/25 (end dates don't matter here). I need to create task C, which starts at the earliest possible time - in this ...
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MS Project 2013 resource graph

I am using the standard calendar. Have a resource available 100% of the time. When I add the first task, a 1 hr task, when I look at the resource graph it shows at 100%, I have it set for an 8 hour ...
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Need task to ignore schedule

I have a situation where we will be doing a conversion over a weekend in order to minimize impact to the company. Additionally, this task should be delayed until 3 weeks after a predecessor task. What ...
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How to represent tasks with subtasks over versions?

I have tasks T1, T2,...TN. Each task has subtasks S11,S12,...,SNM. Each subtask takes some amount of time. For version V1 I have t1 months, for version V2 I have t2 months,... For simplicity I assume ...
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Microsoft Project - Problem synchronizing summary tasks around a milestone

In my project, I have dozens of summary tasks which are comprised of sub-tasks of different durations. e.g. SummaryTask_1 Phase 1 SubTask1a --> d1 SubTask1b --> d2 Phase 2 SubTask2a --> d3 ...
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Inherited Project Fix or Start Over

I inherited a 1265 line project that I believe was created in Project 2007 several years ago (~2013). It is now in Project 2010 and has had several different people working on it, along with periods ...
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What is the purpose of the “as late as possible” constraint in MS Project?

I understand that I can use this constraint in MS Project, but really, what is a good use case for this? When does this constraint make sense?
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Adding unnumbered task in MS Project 2013

I need to add a task to my WBS/Gantt Chart in MS Project, but not number it as it is a task (Kickoff meeting) that I want to fall under the heading: Project Administration. I need this to be a general ...
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Creating a Template in MS Project

My work consists of a number of nearly identical projects and I'm wondering if I can create some kind of template in Microsoft Project. Hopefully this isn't too stupid a question as I've only ever ...
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Microsoft Project 2013 - Resource Plans - Allocation Discrepancies using Multiple Units

Within the Microsoft Project Server 2013 Resource Plan, I am experiencing unexpected results for planned hours when toggling the Units used for different resources. Scenario: Two resources on a ...
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'Early Start' equals actual start date

I am working on a project and the 'Early Start' column reads exactly the same as the actual 'start' column (following team assignment and task scheduling) for some fields. I understand that the early ...
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Print a MS Project Gantt chart for each resource

I wonder if there is a function in MS Project to print the Gantt chart view for each resource, i.e., when issuing the schedule to everyone I print to PDF: Complete Schedule Summaries only Each ...
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How to assign multiple resources to a in MS Project and making them work different hours over the same duration

I am trying to load resources into tasks in MS Project 2013 Standard. The tasks have specific durations for when they should start and end. For each task, I would like to assign multiple resources and ...
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In resource allocation, how do you call the group of people that will be hired in the future?

In other words, in my "MS Project-like tool", I have teams with the people that I've already hired, and unassigned people mark as in the "bench" team. I'm looking for a placeholder team name to put ...
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Using ms-project from onedrive

I have a free onedrive account (via Hotmail account) that I use for word, excel type of documents. I now have a need to create a Microsoft project document (with gantt chart) but when I click on New ...
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MS Project: Make task delays visible

I want to show the delays that are caused by moving the end of a task. Let's say I have a task that is planned like that: Task 1 - Start: 26.10.2015 End: 20.11.2015 Now the following changes occur: ...
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How can I perform a comparison between baseline and actual hours worked?

How could I calculate cumulative hours worked on all tasks from project start date to current date (status) to get a comparison between projected hours worked (baseline) and actual hours worked ...
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How do I represent multiple instances of a task-list in a WBS?

I'm trying to establish a work breakdown structure in Microsoft Project for the building out of a new application life cycle infrastructure for a software project. I have to perform a set of ...
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MS Project - Column For The Percentage Of Work To Be Done By Status Date

I am trying to create a custom field that will show the percentage of work that needed to be done by the Status Date. I've tried getting the difference between status date and the baseline start, ...
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Gantt chart bar style changes on its own

In MS project, when I updated the "actual finish" dates of some tasks, the formatting of Gantt chart bars on some of the following/dependent tasks automatically changed to be thicker/taller than they ...
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Tracking schedule after setting baseline

In MS Project after setting a baseline, how do you show that a task is now estimated to take less time than originally thought? For example the original estimated duration was 10 days, this was set ...
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Assign exactly one of two resources to a task in project plan

There's a team contributing to my project, call it Team A. Team A is responsible for 200 tasks out of my yearlong, 800-task project. Each of these tasks requires one week to complete. I don't care ...