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How to create custom fields at project level in MS Project

Currently, I'm trying to create some custom fields, but I don't want to repeat them in all the tasks, I want to use the option of custom fields by project but the option is disabled. I want to know ...
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Export timescale data from MSproject to Excel

I'd like to export timescale data like work to an excel file from MSProject We are looking to make a custom dashboard in excel but all timescale are not available to export. It seems like VBA can do ...
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Best way to get data from MS Project to Excel

I have created an excel file that outputs a really nice report for me after taking the input of Task name, resources, start date and finish date. The excel file is quite complicated and isn't ...
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How to compute the real finish date?

I would like to compute the real finish date, I mean : If Start date is 01/01/2015. and the Duration is 7 days , the real finish date is supposed to be 07/01/2015 (or at least 08/01/2015). Please ...
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Why the Auto-scheduled Finish date is Wrong in this case , using MS Project 2013 ?

When I set a Auto scheduled task to Start date : 07/05/2015 , and Duration to 12 month. I get a Finish date of 07/06/2016. There is a problem ! The finish day is supposed to be : 07/05/2015. I ...
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Microsoft Project resource usage hours problem

These are my default calendar options: Default start time: 8am Default end time: 5pm Hours per day: 8 Hours per week: 40 I have two resources. Resource 1 has the standard calendar (8 hours / day) ...
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When I split a task, where can I find the dates related to the cut?

When I split a task, where can I find the dates related to the cut ? I mean: Start date; End and start of the first cut; Start of the second cut; End of the second part of the task.
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How to draw a graph with X-axis group by and Y-axis a Customized field using MS Project?

I am unable to draw a chart in report using MS Project 2013, that have in X-axis (Grouped by) and in the other part Y-axis a customized field ? I can't find customized fields here :
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Can I have a double task on the same line in MS Project?

Suppose I have a task that is being stopped for a while and then it continues. I would like to show that like recurrent tasks , is this possible with manual tasks ?
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Microsoft Project 2013 Custom Report Not Respecting Task Filter

I've recently made the move to Project 2013 Standard (15.0.4727.1001) and seem to be having problems using even simple filters I've created within custom reports. For example, I wanted to create a ...
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How to filter the tasks that have a non-estimated duration?

I would like to filter only the tasks that have a duration fixed and know. I have a lot of tasks with an estimated duration, I want to filter the others. Is this possible under MS Project 2013 ?
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Planning backwards in MS Project

I need to plan some activities backwards from a fixed deadline. I am used SF dependencies for that, and there's a slight problem. Let's say I have the following simple plan: 1 Milestone 2 Activity A ...
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How to use MS Project to plan Bachelor degree modules

In an attempt to keep abreast of all prerequisites for my bachelor degree, as well as the grades and GPA, I have decided to put all the data in an MS Project file. There are certain modules which ...
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How do I allocate licence time as a limited resource in MS project?

I have a problem with allocation of licenses. The work to be done requires a software license that must be shared between my project and several others. This means that I only have that resource for a ...
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MS Project VBA coding to include expiration date

Can I add code to a macro in MSP2010 so that it will not run after a specified date? The code I have tried is this: Dim expire As Date expire = 1 / 8 / 2015 If activeproject.currentdate.value ...
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Disabling “Duration” Calculations

This may not be a normal request, but I am looking for a way to enter a duration in hours, then have manually entered scheduled start/finish dates, and not have either changed in Microsoft Project ...
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Actual Start Date Field Behavior

Entering an Actual Start that is earlier than the Scheduled Start, say by 1 hour, is adding the 1 hour to the duration field instead of decrementing the finish date by 1 hour.
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Issue with task scheduling and ordering

I am using MS Project 2010 and trying to align four tasks correctly when importing into a master project. I created my template and the dates are correct, but when entering as a subproject into the ...
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Resource Allocation in MS Project

How do I allocate a resource (lets call him Joe) who has different availabilities based on the day. Example he has a daily meeting 1 hour each day and a project review meeting that is 3 hours every ...
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Correct task dependency if Item A is required within 5 months of starting Task B

I'm not sure what combination of task dependency type and lead/lag duration to use for the following scenario. Item B is a large, complicated assembly that includes a subcomponent called Item A ...
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MS Project 2007 Start End Date Mismatch

I have kept the correct start and end date but the duration is getting wrongly calculated. The start date is 11-June-2015 and end date is 16th -Sept -2015 . They are appearing fine in MPP. But the ...
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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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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 ...