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Besides scheduling software like MS project, what software tools are you using to help manage your project?

What are you trying to accomplish by using them? Would you recommend the tool to another PM? For example I have been been using OneNote more. I was looking for place to hold all project notes. I ...
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Creating a Template in MS Project

My work consists of a number of nearly identical projects and I'm wondering if I can create some kind of template in Microsoft Project. Hopefully this isn't too stupid a question as I've only ever ...
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In TaskJuggler, how to manage multiple projects running in parallel

I manage three different projects with TaskJuggler. These project share some of the resources. I follow these suggestions and created three different .tjp files. I'm fine for my individual reports, ...
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Concepts of PM tools [closed]

I am currently looking for a not-so-complicated PM tool. I haven't done PM very deep so far, and my overall idea about PM and the representation in PM tools is about this: There are some employees ...
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In project management software, what should happen if the project is unsuccessful? [closed]

I'm currently developing project management software for my thesis project. What I want to know is: If the project is unsuccessful, what could possibly happen with that particular project? Should it ...
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Why does project management tool don't have restrictions in their projects? [closed]

I'm currently developing a project management software for my thesis project and I have researched some of the established project management tools for reference of this said project. But I just ...
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Is there a need for project restrictions? [closed]

I'm currently developing some project management software and I just wanted to ask few things. Is it necessary to restrict other members from creating/editing/deleting tasks even if they're not the ...
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How can I create a visual timeline of User Stories / Epics from an Excel spreadsheet?

Ideally, I'd like to use an Excel spreadsheet to generate the following for me from columns of "User Story", "Start", and "End". Even if it didn't take it from the spreadsheet and I had to enter all ...
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How to allocate budget among employees? [closed]

I'm looking for a a way to allocate my budgets among different employees. I need an overview of all resources on a timeline. allocate budget parts to different workers, e.g. project A has a budget ...
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Best methods for IT Project Management

I have a person that wants me to build for him a web application and also design the database required. However, his idea quite complex and I got to the point where I no longer work without something ...
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Project start date calculation in a Finish to Finish dependency scenario

In a Project task Finish to Finish relationship scenario, assume there are only 2 tasks in a project. Task B should not be Finished until Task A is finished. Task A takes 2 days and assume it is ...
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How do I get Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 to display a burndown of individual epics?

How do I create an Epic Burn-down chart in Visual Studio 2012? Can I do it in Urban Turtle? I am new to managing software projects with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. I've been using Jira Agile for ...
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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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How to transition from programmer to project manager?

I'm a programmer at a small company who's used to receiving projects by someone saying in a meeting: "make an e-commerce website," and then I'll just take it upon myself to do it. The only ...
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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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Applying conditional formatting on task status!

I am looking to apply conditional formatting specifically on task status field. Meaning, when the task is on schedule or complete, the task bar turns green. If the task is late, the bar turns red etc. ...
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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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Underlying algorithms to restimate the remaining tasks based on previous estimated and actual time realised for completion?

I need to re-evaluate time for remaining tasks based on the actual time and estimated time of completed tasks. For example if a small project had 4 tasks and each task was estimated at 2 days. Lets ...
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Can we implement Scrum with activeCollab? [closed]

We are currently using activeCollab for our agile software development team. We are thinking of switching over to Scrum. Is it worthwhile to do so? I think the team may find it a bit difficult to use ...
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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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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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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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After running visual report from Project 2010, why can't I modify the pivot table data?

I am running the Earned Value Over Time visual report from MS Project 2010 and would like to accumulate baseline cost for multiple baselines in Excel. Since the Excel pivot table is linked to the ...
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Can Pivotal Tracker prevent anyone other than Product Owner from moving stories from the Icebox to the Backlog?

Having evaluated a number of tools for managing an agile workflow, we are settling on Pivotal Tracker. There is one desired piece of functionality it does not appear to have. It would be beneficial ...
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Giving PMs a view of developer resource

I run a dev team of 8. We have a few PMs here and they often ask about getting a good view of what free developer resource we have. Other parts of the business have a shared outlook calendar but for ...
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Are there any respected Kanban certifications?

Are there any respected, or at least well-known, Kanban certificates? There are many Scrum certifications, some of them can be taken online (scrum.org), others require participation in a stationary ...
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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 the best process to model planning estimates?

This is quite a simple request. I have a 150 line Gantt Chart showing project planning to FY end. Approx 30 of the lines are dependencies with Finish to Start attributes. I would like to run ...
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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 ...