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What is “Lead Time”?

I have a task within my project criteria which states: "Purchasing lead-time for the steelwork is estimated at 60-80 days". What does lead time mean? Do I have to make special considerations for ...
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Important Concepts In Project Management

What are the most important concepts that should be added (as notes on ms project)? for example: Defining the project scope, risk management .. what others?
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What does a “Contingency” Plan involve?

For example, if lack of resource commitment is identified as an issue, then what would the contingency plan look like? does it have a specific structure? what key factors must I consider when ...
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How to atone for Fixed costs within MS Project which are based on duration?

I have successfully implemented fixed costs for a few of my tasks, one of them being accommodation cost which is a "one off" cost. However, how do I input fixed costs for tasks which rely on the ...
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How do you calculate extra costs incurred if a project overruns its schedule?

If a project doesn't meet its planned schedule, how do you calculate any losses per day incurred? Is there a graphing function in MS Project that I can use to depict losses per day?
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Assessing Risks in Project Management (Microsoft Project)

I have the following queries regarding Risk Management: Upon identifying a risk, a contingency plan is usually developed, what does this involve? An example would be great. What effects would risks ...
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MSProject: How to set up different resource availability for different workdays?

I need to set up a resource with the following availability in MS Project: Mon 50% Tue 50% Wed 100% Thu 50% Fri 0% Is this possible? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you Laszlo
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Push all dates back by 7 days in a project (project 2013)

I am doing a project for college and I am being forced to use project 2013... I have got a very basic understanding, but I need to push all dates from a certain point back by 7 days, I was wondering ...
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delay in schedule as KPI?

In Microsoft Project 2013, what is the best way to show delay in schedule as KPI? In EPM, I want to highlight the projects with more than 20% of schedule delay.
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assigning multiple resources to a single task in MS project - is that right?

I have seen some project plans where a task that spans 80 hours has two resources assigned to it, one at 100% and the other at 50%. Is this correct? Shouldn't the task be broken down to two parts and ...
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How should I schedule around a resource that may be unavailable for up to 5 months a year?

Background: I am managing a Project where I am responsible planning the construction of a visitor center on the peak of a mountain. The Problem: During reading the brief, I have came across the ...
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Adding requirements gathering to the project plan - time phased budget baseline (PMB)

I'm preparing a time phased budget - basically my project schedule with all resources and cost allocated. When its reviewed, I will need to baseline it for calculating variance (tracking) in future. ...
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breaking down WBS in a project plan into activities

I understand that a project plan (schedule) is much more than a WBS task list. It depends on how you organize your project schedule - may be into phases, may be modules. Phases might have overlapping ...
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ms project shorten summary tasks

I have a number of summary tasks consisting of 4 or 5 subtasks (max 4 days each). These subtasks have dependencies, but the different summary tasks are not dependent on each other. The subtasks are ...
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MS project. Shared tasks

What if a task takes 10 days to complete, of which person A works 10 weeks and person B only helps the last 2 weeks? I can choose that person B works 20%, but project plans other activities in person ...
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Can you add constraints to a split task in ms projects?

What if I would have a task A, split into three sections. Could I set a finish-finish relationship between task B and the end of the second section of task A? And if not, what would be a recommended ...
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Create resource dependencies in MS project 2010

e.g. I have a task that has to be fulfilled by two persons, but person B cannot start before person A has finished his part of the task. How do I scedule this in MS project 2010 without having to ...
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MS Project: Percentage of elapsed work time of project

Suppose we have a project, that its progress is not going exactly on the plan (e.g. we have worked on some future tasks and some previous tasks are not completed on the schedule). and also some ...
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Summary task in MS Project displaying as task on Gantt chart

I've set some simple color formatting up to distinguish late, completed and future planned tasks on a project plan in MS project for ease of use for sponsors who just want to glance at the plan. The ...
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Remaining work roll up value incorrect after refreshing TFS data in MS Project

I have problem importing TFS data into MS Project that is driving me crazy. When I first import TFS data into a new project all the roll up values for remaining work in MS Project are correct, but ...
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Finding the minimum number of functional teams needed to do repetitive tasks

I have a Project Plan in MS Project, its a construction project which has repetitive tasks and multiple gangs. For example: Building 1 Strip Clean Paint Varnish Building 2 Strip Clean Paint ...
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Duration of Recurring Tasks in MS Project

I have set up a recurring task to recur every 4 weeks for 4 occurrences. To me, this means the duration should be 4 x 4 x 7 = 112 days, but the duration is set to 253 days. Can someone explain?
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Master Project with Subprojects - need to share master but without the subprojects included

I have a master project which contains 11 sub projects. Whenever I send the master project to anyone, I have to send all the 11 sub project MPPs out to them too. Is there a way of creating the master ...
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MS Project 2013 Reports: ACWP in Timephased Line Chart does not match ACWP in Column Chart or Table

Software Version: Microsoft Project 2013 Standard (15.0.4420.1017) Hello - I am creating a report in MS Project 2013. When I create a time-phased line chart containing ACWP, the ACWP shown in the ...
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Gaps in resource scheduled time

I'm attempting to use the "Level All" button in MS Project 2013 Professional. There are three resources, which you can see in the screenshot, with two of the resources working on the same item, shown ...
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Tasks on my Project do not print

I am using MS Project at work, and I noticed on one job when i print the calendar, certain tasks do not show up. It appears that every task that is lower in the day cell does not show up on the Print. ...
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Resource usage total doesn't match Gantt chart total

I have an MS Project file where the total value of the effort calculated by adding up each resource in the Resource Usage sheet is greater than the total effort of the tasks in the Gantt chart. I've ...
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Scheduling not calculating properly [closed]

In Office version 2007, I have some tasks that are all fixed duration. I'm a prime contractor with subcontractors and I'm trying to schedule out events. I have add the duration and assigned the ...
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Using MS Project 2007 for Manufacturing Build Time

Is there a way for MS Project 2007 to calculate durations based on a give time/part and total number of parts. For example: A manufacturing process can process 1 part every 30 sec and we want to ...
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MS-Project 2010 - How to add Task Name to the Quick Access ribbon?

I used to love the fact that there was a text editing box at the top of the screen in old versions of MS-P, allowing you to edit Task Name directly without having to open the Task Information dialog. ...
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How to configure resources that work different max hours per day

I have three groups of resources: Group one - onshore permanent employees that work 7.5 hours max per day Group two - onshore contact employees that work 8 hours max per day Group three - offshore ...
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Microsoft Project, total resource usage by group

I have Project 365 and I am trying to create a view where a task will display all the resources it uses, and then total them by group. For example I have the Group "labour" where I've put all my ...
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Planned work until date in MS Project 2007

I want to know the Planned work until the status date to compare with the Earned work done to this date. It is a value calculated in ARTEMIS , but I'm new in MS Project and I don't find it. Like the ...
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MS-Project: any ideas on how to approach defining a MINIMUM work assignment per day for resources?

I am currently working on a high level project plan with all our department's projects and resources allocated to each project (roughly like 10% during 2 months, 20% during 2 weeks, etc.). This is to ...
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Calculating a running sum of subtask cost amounts

How can a Summary task reflect a running sum of subtask input amounts?
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MS-Project 2010: Task end-date seems to be calcuated incorrectly

I am using MS-Project 2010 and have noticed something peculiar in how "end-date" of the task is dislayed. I obeserve the following behavior: 1. I set the task to start on Monday. 2. I set the ...
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How can I convert existing tasks and subtasks to subprojects in Project 2010

I understand how to create a subproject and insert the subproject into a master project. Is there a way to take an existing task (and its subtasks) in a master project and convert them to a new ...
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Working with a Shared Resource Pool and project plan revisions

We have a practice of saving a copy of our project plan with the status date in the filename every time we update status. This messes up the shared resource pool, because the resource pool now thinks ...
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Change default Task Type to 'Fixed Work' in Microsoft Project 2013

When I create a new task in Microsoft Project it defaults to "Fixed Units", however most of the projects we do are estimated upfront so we need to schedule based on fixed amount of effort but variable ...
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MS Project Elapsed Day Task Ends on Weekend

I am currently working on a project where a task requires a block of time to achieve a total amount of exposure, so I've been using the elapsed days duration function. In this case, the task requires ...
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Handling resources who do not have 100% availability in MS Project 2003

This is a technical question regarding Microsoft Project 2003. I am trying to schedule resources who have other (management) duties not related to the project. My initial thought was to reduce their ...
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Let MS Project adjust previous dependent tasks' schedule based on last task's due date

I want to tet MS Project adjust previous dependent tasks' schedule based on last task's due date. I'll try to tell my requirement via image below: last row is a milestone (final report) and has a due ...
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Allow resources to pick assignments on a day to day basis?

In our organisation, we're using a MS Project Server setup that's pretty much out of the box. I'm now struggling to find a fit with one of the requirements put forward by our PMO: Our company has ...
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How to save Gantt and PERT as a GIF image?

I'm working with MS Project, and I have created a Gantt chart. How would I save a Gantt and PERT file as a GIF image? I did it once, but I cannot find it anymore.
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How to resolve “Circular dependency” in Microsoft Project

I am working in Microsoft Project for creating Low level plan in .mpp files. I am having the circular dependency error as shown in below snapshot: I want to know, is there any out-of-box ...
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Changing default working hours from 8 hr/day to 4 hr/day in Microsoft project 2013?

I am learning to use MS Project for a student project and trying to change the default working hours. I am not able to make this configuration change. How does one modify this setting? I tried ...
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Working with a pool/group of resources

How can I effectively work with a pool of team member (nor the usual resource pool share file in project)? Let me rephrase. My resources are spread into pools/groups, that share the same skills and ...
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Do you use the WBS or Project Program to structure tasks in MS Project?

When I first started using Microsoft Project, I took it for granted that I should replicate the WBS in the task list and use that to structure my work packages. After working with Project a little ...
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Level Remaining Resource Units

My goal is to optimize resource usage when having priority tasks partially allocated. MS Project 2007 simple two task scenario (My project has thousands of tasks) with automatic leveling: ...
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When a budget cost resource is assigned, the progress bar for the project summary task disappears

I'm using Microsoft Project Professional 2013 with Microsoft Project Server 2013. When a budget cost resource is assigned to the project summary task, the project summary task's progress bar ...