Unanswered Questions

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Advice needed on managing parallel projects at different detail levels

I work as a PM for a small company active in the metal carpentry business. We have 3 PMs managing up to 50 projects per year ranging from few weeks to three years each. Design, shopfloor and site ...
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1answer
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How to permit multiple Project Managers to update a shared project

I have searched and not found an answer for this (nor did Google help). We are on Project Server 2007. I am running a large program with multiple project managers handling different parts of the ...
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How can I suppress task type indicators for “The task has a calendar applied to it.”

In an mpp file the owner has set a certain calendar and therefore that calendar setting is shown for every single task in the Indicators column. Is it possible to exclude some indicators from being ...
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Calendar Day Column

I need to set up a column that displays calendar days so that the project team can see the overall duration in addition to the working days. When I use the DateDiff("d",[Start],[Finish]) formula it ...
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What would a better industry standard title be than “Team Captain” and “Team Leader”?

I recently took a position as a Team Captain. I report to my Team Leader who then reports out of department to an operations manager who manages multiple departments with hundreds of people. I handle ...
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MS Project 2013 - Resource Overallocations during specific time period with 100% Availability

Is there a way to set resource availability by task (not project) during a specific time period in MS Project 2013 ? For example there is a resource allocated to Task 1 that starts in Dec 2015 and ...
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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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Actual Start Date Field Behavior

Entering an Actual Start that is earlier than the Scheduled Start, say by 1 hour, is adding the 1 hour to the duration field instead of decrementing the finish date by 1 hour.
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MS Project - Span a task over many days AND allow successor to start right after

I am planning my Master thesis through Microsoft Project. Since some tasks can be exhausting (e.g. writing), I would like to distribute some selected tasks over many days. For example, I am estimating ...
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What risk analysis model shall I use if I know the areas (sources) of risk?

I know the areas of risk in a group of companies based on a Risk Breakdown System. With what model shall I analyze them afterwards? Is FMEA good for this purpose? If yes, how should I apply it?
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Risk Register & Project Summary Risk Report

What is the link between Risk Register Database & Project Summary Risk Reports and other risk management and project management procedures?
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Leveling Doesn't Work on Overallocated Resources in Project 2010

I have two simultaneous tasks and the same resource assigned to them, which naturally produced an overallocation in MS Project 2010. The leveling tools on the Resource tab, for some reason, are not ...
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Report to Show Work During Current Week Only

I need to create a work-ahead dashboard for my team, for weekly planning meetings. We have tasks that span several weeks, so a task may be needing work in the current week but not starting or ending ...
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Parallel tasks, same resource, fixed beginning (MS Project)

In MS Project (current version), I have the following task setup and can't find a solution: Short translation for columns: Vorgangsname = Taskname Arbeit = Work Dauer = Duration Anfang = Beginning ...
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Project 2013 custom cost field, project time-phased

I created a custom cost field (in Project 2013) called, "Labor Contract Amt" and would like to use the Cash Flow chart to compare "Cost" to "Labor Contract Amt" across any selected period of time. As ...

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