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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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linked tools together without micro managing?

so I'm managing a project thats larger than my normal scope - and while I'm pretty much on my own, some tasks will be handed out to others, and I need to report nearly daily on where we are at. Right ...
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How to get a good overview of team member utilization across multiple projects in TFS 2013

I would like to be able to see a weekly summary of scheduled hours of work across all TFS Team Projects in TFS 2013 for myself and other team member. This would, for example, let me look a few weeks ...
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Showing Microsoft Project files to people without Project

The project managers at my company were asked to use Microsoft Project 2013 to track our projects, but many of the business stakeholders do not have Project installed. It looks like I cannot just ...
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What is the best practice when trying to group projects for reporting?

We have a portfolio of applications and projects and we are trying to come up with a way to group projects into logical buckets for reporting, etc. Right now we have the following constructs: A ...
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How to track large number of similar projects and tasks?

I work in a university unit helping develop online courses. Upper administration wants a way of reporting these out there and how long our people are working on things. Each semester we are tasked ...
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Why do we use project RAG status instead of team confidence levels to make it more personal and accountable?

On lots of PM reporting decks you see the usual RAG status and I was wondering why we do this versus simply putting down "confidence levels" that make it more accountable and personal. "The project ...
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How to properly drop tasks in MS Project that have value

Once upon a time a project that I was managing running was fine, when all of a sudden due to dependencies of another project, senior management decided to freeze the project to focus on something ...
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How to present a “customer impacted” issue to senior management?

In production, there was an issue which impacted many customers. The issue was resolved in an hour but the damage was already done. Recovery is in progress. We need to explain this situation to Senior ...
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How to get a good overview of projects using TFS 2012

My team are just evaluating a move to a more agile process and one of the questions that has arisen is how best to track... Projects (upcoming, in progress, completed) Team capacity I'm hoping to ...
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What is the name for this type of chart?

I love using burndown charts, but they only work for finite chunks of work. Since I also help out groups that do continuous operational work, I wanted to develop a similar tool that would work for ...
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Schedule Control

Here's the scenario: You are building a schedule for a project that has a planned duration about three months. You are not concerned about project costs so you will not be doing EV. You are ...
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How can I visually represent interdependant resources?

This one may be tricky to explain, but here's the use case. Our organization aims to reduce the amount of "time-stealing" by other staff. We want to eventually see this visual indicator show less ...
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Can somebody be his/her own Scrum Master in a programming company?

If a programmer in a small company wants to be his own Scrum Master, and Scrum teams are supposed to be self-organizing, does that mean no one can manage him? If that's true, then: How can he manage ...
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Should meeting minutes be captured during Scrums of Scrums?

We hold daily Scrum of Scrums meetings on our project. The participants (i.e. non-technical managers) each manage several smaller projects and provide updates on their projects (from their daily ...
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How to keep a Scrum of Scrums meeting short and efficient given that reporting on non-technical issues can take a long time?

We are running a project with a team of around 60 people using Scrum. Half of the team reports to one project manager; half to another project manager. Those 2 project managers meet with the test lead ...
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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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How to collect Burn Down data during Sprints?

We just started with Scrum and are in our first sprint for a new software product. So far everything went well. As Scrum Master (former Project Manager) I build up all the knowledge I could find and ...
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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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Best Metrics to Show the Value of Fixing Bugs

My software development group has spent a significant amount of time recently on fixing existing bugs instead of working on new development. Using our bug tracking software, I can get data on how ...
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JIRA - generating work log reports

We are using JIRA to manage our tasks and to allow our client to review the progress and decides what to do next. Our developers are logging their work pretty accurately. Ideally our workflow would ...
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How do you visualize projects progress?

What reports do you use to track progress of several projects? In particular, what progress visualization techniques do you use?
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Activity report software/web application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What time tracking / time management software do you use? Do you know/use any 'activity report' software? I mean an application, where employees sign in, and report how ...
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Where Can I Find a Free, Website For Managing Closed Source Project Development?

Is there any free webpage/web application for managing project development with these requirements: Writing public posts of news about project (new version, new logic etc) - can be as blog posts ...
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Which Collaboration Software Do You Use? [closed]

We are looking for a new Collaboration-Software. Especially for collaboration, monitoring, reporting, project management, bugtracking, time management, agile software etc. So I am interested in your ...
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Tool to manage projects reports

I have a few projects and I want to prepare/update and send reports about them. Could you suggest me any tool/application/web-site which can do the following things: Describe a project's current ...
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How do you report project status?

What is the typical project reporting model are you using in your project team? When I say reporting, I am talking about both reporting externally to stakeholders and internally to all team members. ...
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Where should one put a large Gantt chart in a project report?

I made a Gantt chart for my computing project at university. I am writing up the thesis at the moment and I am wondering where I should put my Gantt chart. I currently have my Gantt chart taking up a ...
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Would this be a good way of reporting?

I do not know whether I am reinventing the wheel, but I have never come across the following reporting method. I imagine that if I was to choose a single metric to report to upper management about a ...
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What are the best metrics and reports for doing strategic application portfolio management?

We are a technology organization supporting a line of businesses. We are currently managing a large budget with a portfolio of over 100 applications and hundreds of projects that impact these ...
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Tools and methods to report and quantify delays

My question is really about right metrics to report when looking at a set of projects and functionality of project management tools which help in highlighting these metrics. We are trying to do ...
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Valuable Information When Managing Multiple Projects

When managing multiple projects at once, what information would be most valuable to a project manager if the projects are related? Not related? [Purpose is for the development of new project ...
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Shall performance be reported to the project team?

Report Performance is one of the processes being done by a project manager in every project (according to PMBOK). Performance metrics have to be reported to a project control board in order to allow ...
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Useful charts for a Kanban system

I am aware that Cumulative Flow Diagrams are the norm for a Kanban / swimlane-style system, but I found I derived no useful information from them. I was hoping to see some patterns evolving, but I ...
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What are the signs that a project is going wrong?

The obvious answer is 'missing key milestones', but that depends on a structured project plan with clear milestones (e.g. waterfall model). What are some of the not-so-obvious or subtle signs that ...