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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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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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How to allocate resources across projects with equal priority

Real Situation: you are the project manager for a small company, you have one senior developer and one junior developer. You have a big client (accounting for about 50% of company sales) breathing ...
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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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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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How to divide work unevenly between resources in MS Project

I'd like to divide a task between resources at different usage levels to get the shortest duration for the task. For Example Task A : 80 hrs work Resource 1: 100% Resource 2: 50% I want this to ...
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Working with a Shared Resource Pool and project plan revisions

We have a practice of saving a copy of our project plan with the status date in the filename every time we update status. This messes up the shared resource pool, because the resource pool now thinks ...
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what is resources in gantt chart for IT project

I want to schedule tasks using the Gantt chart. The project is developing a Web application. I was stuck in the selection of resources for each task; knowing the developer for these tasks is only one ...
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What's the rational behind dehumanizing people and calling them “resources” in project management?

I'm a software developer. One thing I learned about this a long time ago is that no two developers are the same (experience, skills, etc.). What I learned about project management is that it's ...
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In MS Project, can I create a task whose duration depends on two milestones?

I want to show an ongoing "support" task in MS Project, where the start date is driven by one milestone (test environment available), and the end date is set by another milestone (testing complete). I ...
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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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Are employee's pay factored into costs for project?

Here's my story. I started working for a new company as an interface developer, with a small team of 3, for a semi-large laboratory 2 weeks ago. When I came into the department all of their projects ...
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How Can I Apply My Software Project Management Skills to a Hardware Project?

I've been working in project management in software for a couple years now and loving it, but I'm now going to be transitioning over to a large project that's mostly hardware (still IT). I feel like ...
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Should a project Manager include his own cost when costing a project?

Should a project Manager include his own cost when costing a project? I have included the cost of resources I have hired to work on the project, but should I include my own cost to the business in the ...
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How to evaluate suppliers of resources?

I have had to hire a large number of temporary resources as part of a project. These resources were provided by third party professional services organisations, and were required to work alongside my ...
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Resources for Scrum [closed]

I'm looking for resources for Scrum. Online resources would be particulary suited, but I'm ready to consider books. There is much material available, and I have to say it's hard to choose the good ...