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How to insert a new assignment in the Resource Usage view or Task Usage view in MS Project

I wish to know how to insert a new assignment in the Resource Usage view or Task Usage view in MS Project. In my project, we have ad hoc tasks frequently cropping up and resources have to spend time ...
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Professional project management recommendation given requirements: keep it easy (I prefer org-mode) [closed]

I am about to take a position where I will need to do management. I have past experience with management before (gannt charts terrible experience, with excel!). My main requirements for a project ...
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In MS Project 2010, how to avoid a task of being split by non working time?

I am scheduling a series of 30 small training sessions (2,5d each), and I wish that each training would not be Split by weekends or holidays. All tasks are to be performed by the same person. If ...
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Can I filter to only related tasks in MS Project?

I have a large schedule, but in the Network Diagram view, I want to be able to filter to only show the tasks that are linked to the specific task I'm focused on. The filtered tasks are not ...
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MS Project Overallocation

MS Project seems to take a task and calculate per day work by dividing total work by duration. In the schedule I am working on, each resource is available for 10 hours per day, but MS Project doesn't ...
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How auto share resource for multiple tasks in MS Project

Suppose I have three tasks, each task requires one resource (one engineer), if I have 3 separated resources, say A, B, C, how can I auto assign these resource to my tasks depending on availability. ...
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% Complete confusion in MS Project 2007

I'm a little confused about how MS Project 2007 is calculating % Complete in the following instance.... As you can see, CM Front Office (Level 1) is showing 99% Complete, even though there are ...
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Global calendars in MS-Project?

If I replace a calendar in the Global.MPT file, will this calendar update all the other projects that are using it? Suppose I make the following steps: Copy a calendar to Global.MPT file. Create a ...
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Microsoft Project for Agile software development?

I am getting to grips with MS Project 2013. But I wonder if it is usable for Agile software development? So far it seems to be quite useful for setting up an initial plan, for creating offers, ...
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Timestamp fields for <initial creation> and <last update> of a task

Microsoft Project 2013: Are there any default fields which show Time & Date when a task was FIRST CREATED, and when it was LAST EDITED ? I would like to filter for tasks which lately have been ...
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MS Project: Show annual project cost

I am currently planning a project in MS Project. After allocating all resources and other cost to the tasks I need to present the annual budget of the project (split into manpower and direct cost). ...
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Summary task shows wrong total duration

Microsoft Project 2013: A summary task shows a wrong total of DURATION HOURS: The sum should be 31 hours, but it shows only 25 hours. However, the sum of WORK HOURS is correct. Also, the calculation ...
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MS Project - Duration without a start and finish date

Im currently working on a schedule where we have several options. Due to the fact there are several of them, and its not decided which we are going to be asked to perform, I want to be able to show ...
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Planning in MS Project: fixed work AND fixed duration

I currently plan a quite complex project in MS Project. At the moment I cannot plan everything out in detail, but I think that in my head I have a good understanding of how long a task will last and ...
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MS Project 2013 - How to schedule a 6 hr work week maximum

I am working on a project with over 800 tasks and each task can take anywhere between 10 mins-3 hrs. I am assigning people (team of 10) to do tasks but each person can only be assigned for a maximum ...
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Microsoft Project: activity for weekends

I have an automatically planned activity that has to take place the upcoming weekend. How can I configure an activity in that way? Thank you very much.
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MS Project - How to print the right Gantt diagram from custom view?

I'm using MS Project 2010 with a custom view that is showing baseline start/finish as well as start/finish fields of the tasks. I have modified the Gantt chart on the right hand side by cutting all ...
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MS-Project - How to set 1 resource with 2 kind of work and monitor time/rate for each

I'm using Project 2013; client requested this tool for activities tracking and management. Actually the project have one developer assigned that work 6h per day and can have assigned two kind of ...
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How to add recurring task in MS Project server 2013?

I have MS Project server 2013 and I have created one PWA and now I want to create a recurring task. Can anyone tell me how can I create recurring task in a MS Project server 2013 web app?
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How to add milestone in MS Project server 2013?

I have MS Project server 2013 integrated with SharePoint 2013. I have created PWA site and in task page I want to add milestone as we do in MS Project professional 2013 but I don't see any options, ...
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Assign a resource to a task a some time point in the future

I have a long running task, that is beeing handled by one developer. Another developer will be able to help out on that task, but only from some time point in the future on. Is there any way to set ...
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How to use Custom Task Field value in Custom Resource Field Formula?

I'm looking for a way to calculate the workload of resources using Microsoft Project. The workload needs to be calculated based on the urgency and complexity of the tasks assigned to the resource. ...
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Software to track projects measured in hours and minutes

I am trying to remember my Project Management class from college many years ago. I have been part of several IT projects where multiple entities are involved. For these projects (or cutovers or ...
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Schedule entire project based on a 5 hr work day

Using MSoft Project 2013. Wanting to schedule entire project based upon a 5 hr work day. I have performed the following steps to do this however it does not seem to be working: In MS Project; ...
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Bi-weekly Task Reporting

I'm trying to get a report that shows the tasks due this week and next. I haven't been able to figure a way to do it. How can I run a report showing just the next 2 weeks tasks and their status?
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Microsoft Project 2013: Adding due date and coming-due indicators

First post and new to MS Project, so please bear with me if I forget some minor details. My question is this: Is it possible to setup an indicator column in MS Project that displays a multi-tiered ...
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MS Project Professional 2013 Email Notifications

I am attempting to use MS Project Professional 2013 to send out automated outlook e-mails the week before a task is due among other automated e-mail tasks. Is this possible with the desktop program or ...
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How to use Scrum with TFS and also MIcrosoft Project

I am not new to Scrum neither I am new to Microsoft Project nor TFS. In the past On-Premises I was able to use Microsoft Project with team foundation server, but without SCRUM, it was just waterfall, ...
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Force recalculation of Work field

Is it possible to force a re-calculation of a the "Work" field after updating % allocation of resources in the resource sheet or in the resource names column? I am using MSP 2013 standard.
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Relationship between Duration and Work fields in MPP

In my MPP setup, I have: a resource, R1, available for my project for 50%, and; a resource, R2, available for 100%. So I marked them in the "resource sheet" as "Max. Units" of 50% and 100% for R1 ...
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Resource time not allocating correctly in Project 2013

I'm planning a project where I want my resources to dedicate one day week each to project work. I've created a calendar for each resource which blocks out their day, so there are Tuesday only, ...
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Using MS Project to represent software license expiration as a resource that stops on a certain date

I have a requirement MS Project was probably not intended for, but maybe there is a tricky way to do this. We have a lot of "resources" that are really software licenses. For example, if our license ...
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How can I change the estimated dates value in MS Project 2010 without affecting plan dates?

I want to include plan dates, estimated dates and actual dates in my MS project plan.The plan date should never change for a task, Whatever changes that will happen should be only done to estimated ...
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Finding out individual resource planned hours from MPP

I have created a year long project's MPP. Next I want to figure out planned hours for each resource. I am using Microsoft Project Standard 2013. What I want is to specifically point out the total ...
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Task dates and project end date changes when adding a percent complete or changing resources

I have a large project plan using MS Project 2010. The only change I am making is changing the % Complete of a task to 100. It moves the finish date of the overall project and changes task dates for ...
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MS Project Predecessor Path in Gantt Chart

In MS Project 2010, is it possible to show the entire predecessor path driving the start of one specific task in a Gantt Chart?
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When a resource is over allocated why does the “extend duration of task” option sometimes not appear?

I am pretty green and I am having an issue. I have 2 staff that can commit 50% of their time to the project. I opened the resource sheet and set their units to 50%. Then when I assign someone to a ...
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Inactive resources

How can I make a resource appear 'Inactive'? I see the 'Inactive' button on the 'Resource information', however it's disabled. I have a resource that's been working on a project, but is no longer in ...
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Finish variance in Hours

How can I show the Finish variance column in hours and not days? I am working in MS project Pro 2010. Thank you for your help.
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An offer for project with source code [closed]

A company is offering me project with source code the offer is like following(generic): Grab your Last Chance to Buy "product name" with Source code for "limited" licenses at just $. I am curious ...
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Edit the wbs column in microsoft project / import wbs + indent tasks

I sometimes use Freemind in the early startup process of projects for brainstorming with the project team. With freemind, it is possible to save the mindmap as an ODT file which then creates a WBS for ...
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Status Field and Microsoft Project

I am using MSP 2010 and have a fixed duration schedule. We are monitoring only durations of tasks and using % complete to evaluate where we are. We do not have a resource loaded schedule nor are we ...
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How can Critical Chain scheduling be undertaken with Microsoft Project 2010?

How can Critical Chain as a scheduling approach be applied using only Microsoft Project 2010 with no add-ins or additional software? What settings and options need to be used, and what task types.
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I have to plan a launch up against a fixed launch date - how can Project help me understand the LASTEST time I can start on processes

TO keep it simple. I have a hard end date - a milestone. Lets call it 1/1 2016. for the sake of argument lets say I have just one task that needs to be done. That task takes 10 days and must be ...
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Duration and work of additional resources in MS Project

I have a trouble. Consider a task 'developing software'. This task has 1000hrs of work. A single developer might work for 1000hrs, or two for 500hrs. Duration, in a standard 5d with 8hr/day, is 125 ...
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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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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?