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Why are estimates treated like deadlines?

This is one thing that I've always taken as a given, the "status quo" in my line of field (software development) but never really gave it a deep thought. And even now that I do, I still don't ...
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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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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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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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Support for Resource Overview in Omniplan

In Omniplan 2.3.5, Is there any way to create a Resource report similar to the report Microsoft Project offers? This report should include: how many hours does a resource work when do they start ...
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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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How to change duration without changing the work hours?

I have tasks set to fixed duration which means I can change the work hours independently. However, when I change the duration it changes the work hours. Can I stop this?
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Manage Fuel usage for a project in Microsoft Project

I am attempting to plan a project in microsoft project 2013 which uses a piece of large machinery with substancial fuel costs. My sponsor wishes to incorperate fuel as a resource. Attempting to set ...
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What is the difference between “New feature” and “New development”?

I have seen the two terms New Feature and New Development in same backlogs (i.e. more than one backlog), for things to be developed and integrated within a system/application. I have used both myself ...
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User Stories in JIRA for a project that covers several platforms

We are working on a project that (roughly) consists of following parts: back-end application, central communication server, and client applications for several platforms. Our "team", on the other ...
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Is there any of Special way of showing Tentative Tasks in a Gantt graph using Project Libre?

I'm documenting a Software Web Application Project Plan. The customers have sent us: 1) snapshots of the various Web pages, and 2) Change Request Snapshots of some existing Web pages that we already ...
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Looking for a simple PM software running on our own intranet server and allows time tracking [closed]

I also asked the question at software recommendations stack exchange. Please consider answering there since this seams to be the right place. I'm looking for a simple PM software that is installed on ...
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How to represent changes on efforts % for a specific resource over different tasks?

Scenario: John Doe is 100% allocated to the task 'vacations' from 01/Dec to 01/Feb. He's doing great (a lot of efforts to wake up at 11AM!), but during 20/Dec to 30/Jan John needs to be 50% ...
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Let MS Project 2010 assign resources to tasks?

Technical question concerning MS Project 2010: I have a Gantt with a list of tasks. For each task I have the work defined (ex: 2 wks). Each task can only have one person (resource) assigned to it. ...
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What are the limitations of 'to-do' lists?

I work as a tech pm. I have been using assembla for ticket management. For personal use, I use a to do list app called Walker. Having used it for a year, I found it brilliant at certain things but ...
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How can I show priorities on the sidebar with Jira Agile?

I am trying to surface the priority field in the plan mode sidebar (issue details view?), but can't manage to add it from the manage board view. The priority field doesn't come up in the general field ...
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MS Project how to compare “% Complete” with “Planned % Complete”

I need to have a column to show Planned % Complete for a certain date that I will compare with % Complete column. Now % Complete formula is cstr(IIf([Duration]=0,0,100*[Actual Duration]/[Duration])) ...
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How can we effectively manage a master project schedule alongside Asana?

Background My team uses Asana for all of our project communications and task management. We're very agile and lean focused and therefore our project plans are changing all the time. We love the ...
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Example Gantt charts in proposals - how to remove dates in MS Project?

We are a B2B service provider. Many of our potential customers want to see a Gantt chart in the proposal. These are created based on a broadly estimated start date. Our problem: our clients aren't ...
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Tracking estimates and delays in Microsoft Project

I'm using Microsoft Project 2007 for the first time to produce a plan and track multiple workstreams. This includes developers which is straight forward and an editorial team which is new for me. ...
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What criteria are best suited to compare various Kanban tools in terms of maxmizing ROI?

We are a service oriented business catering our service to various agaencies offering us software development projects with tight deadlines and frequent updates. As a team, we are focusing to manage ...
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Agile team management strategy for small projects [closed]

I would like to thank StackExchange - Project Management group for providing me with full support and guidance to move forward in my career path. I'm now a Project Manager and a Junior web and ...
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Podio - How can we re-schedule other future tasks?

Does anyone know whether it is possible to re-schedule several tasks at once with Podio? Let's say I have one task that needs to pass to another day. I wish that all others future tasks also adjust ...
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Best Option Over MS Project [closed]

Can someone provide a good alternative to MS Project 2013. How to sequence tasks given time estimates?
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Project, Time, and Task Management software 1 person [closed]

I have spend countless hours trying demos of the 100's of types of project and task management software out there, and none seem to fit the bill of exactly what I am looking to accomplish. I decided ...
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Should there be separate PMs for projects which involve development of new hardware and new software?

My company is developing a new product which consists of several embedded systems. The hardware for these devices is being developed by electrical and mechanical engineers and the software is being ...
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Why does Pivotal Tracker discourage estimating points for bugs and chores?

Pivotal Tracker "strongly discourages" estimating velocity points for bugs and chores – you have to change a setting and accept a warning to be able to do it. They explain why here, but I just don't ...
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PM crash course

I have an engineering background and have accepted an offer from a tech company for which I will be leading a brand new web project (mix of PM + tech lead). There is no prior work done except overall ...
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What is better: a physical Scrum board or an online board?

I used to practice Scrum with a physical board. We often faced problems when working with distributed teams or just when going into a meeting room. So I decided to implement a SaaS service to provide ...
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Where are Primavera's old baseline dates stored after rescheduling the project?

Any idea Where are Primevera's old baseline dates are stored after rescheduling the project? We can see the old dates in the Client but I want to query the database to get all the dates which were ...
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How can I update a MS Project plan to show schedule slippage?

Once I've set up my baseline, I like to use the Tracking view to see schedule slippage (ie: is a project going to be "late"?). The problem occurs when I'm updating the % Complete, but a task that was ...
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What is the correct process for assessing project management tools/solutions?

We do cross-platform development with .NET, Java, and iOS. I have been tasked with selecting an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution suitable for managing multiple small distributed teams. ...
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How can we update nested projects in master project

When we open 1 project from MS Project Server , then we can update it easy and fetch changes and publish again to MSPS. But when we have many project and programs that embedded them in 1 Master ...
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MS Project: Week, Resource, Project crosstab view

I have MS Project 2010 server. I need to add view or report (whatever fits best), and it may be implemented on client or server (whatever fits best). I need a crosstab report where Resources will be ...
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Is there a clear benefit to separating “issues” from “tasks” when working in larger teams?

Is there a clear benefit to separating issue from task when working in larger teams? When working with sizable teams of developers in addition to a number of external clients, QA, and any other ...
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How Microsoft Project Server can support Online Project Management and Planning with different user credentials

I am representing a construction developer firm and I am looking for a tool to easily manage my contractors' progress and their payment. Currently I am using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel to ...
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Is there any alternative to MS-Project server to build a collaborative deployment plan?

Objective Questions: How do you guys coordinate cross-team deployment plans? Are you still using the old school Excel for these plans? How do you rearrange tasks in a way the dependencies between ...
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Is it possible to create a MS-Project without specifying the start date?

I have a process that is defined by the number of business days required to complete. I'd like to put this into MS Project, but there is no specific start date, as this is a repetitive process. How ...
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Portfolio Reports from Microsoft Project files

How can I take schedule information from multiple (40+) Microsoft Project files and create portfolio dashboards and reports. Specifically, I'd like to see Gantt charts for all projects in a stack.
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PM Software for managing communications history

I work for a small (3 person) consulting/Investment Banking group. For the last 2 years I've been looking for some kind of software to help us manage our "projects" but our projects look nothing like ...
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Should I explain the root cause of a bug when a client asks for it?

Our client asked for the root cause of a bug after we delivered our fix. Should I explain it to her? For example, should I say that the bug arose from a wrong condition check or from bad configuration ...
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Microsoft Project - View Resource Cost for a Specific Timeframe

Using Microsoft Project 2010, how do I view how much a resource costs the project between a specific time period? For example, I want to view how much the "HR" resource cost the project between ...
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Can we use a electronic Kanban board to track actual time spent?

My title sums up my question pretty well. We're investigating whether we can use a Kanban-based system to manage and track some internal projects and one of our requirements is to track time spent on ...
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How to calculate staff-hours using Open Project?

Using Open Project, how can one calculate staff-hours? Using Project -> Project Information -> Statistics, is work it? ("Work" is 1,219 hours in my example below)
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What should be in an Atlassian toolkit for website PM?

I'm requisitioing some tools for a large scale web development project. Intending to start with the following: JIRA for issues tracking, wiki, git or svn hosting Greenhopper plugin for agile PM ...
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Project component - what exactly is this?

In order to better track issues and plan development of an ever-expanding web application, I am setting up an instance of Trac. As developer, I will use this system primarily, along with the ...
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Can clients report bugs and issues into Jira without being setup as a user?

I'm looking at implementing Jira (and add-ons) for our team to manage projects and bug-tracking. Obviously I will set the team up as Users but do clients need to be setup as Users to report bugs and ...
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Why does MS project multiply the duration of tasks?

I've created a recurring task in MS project and I'd like to assign resources (staff) to that resource but when I add the resource(s) to the task the Work hours multiply to extremes and I don't ...
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How can I highlight the “today line” in an MS Project Gantt chart?

I have an eye problem, so I want to make the "today line" in my gantt chart to be larger and bolder. Is there any way to do so?
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Is it possible to create a recurring task in OpenProj?

Is it possible to create a recurring task in OpenProj? If so, how do you edit a task to make it a recurring task?