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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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Sending automated reminders to different people on Microsoft Project

I am attempting to create reminders for a person(s) that is not the owner of the project sheet to alert them of whenever a task is 2 weeks away from the due date. How can I do this? I am familiar with ...
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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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task duration not coming correct as per start and finish dates

i am using MSP 2010. there is a problem which i never faced before. if i set a duration of a task as 10 days, the dates should be reflected accordingly. but it does not. Work order issue to vendors ...
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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?
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Assessing Risks in Project Management (Microsoft Project) [closed]

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 ...