Questions tagged [ms-project]

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Estimate date based on number of resources allocated to project

Is there any way to determine an estimated project date by number of resources allocated? I have set up all my tasks to automatic and effort driven and identified critical tasks and dependencies, but ...
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Unable to Create Report in Excel or Visio when using the Visual Reports Export Function

When I try to create a visual report exporting to Excel or Visio I get the following error message: An Unknown Error Has Occurred An error occurred and the requested action could not be completed at ...
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Responsible Person for a Task

I'm creating my project in Microsoft Project. What is important to me is who is accountable for a task. For instance, there are 3 tasks that I'm 100% accountable for; 2 tasks that myself and my ...
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Levelling - where tasks are complete, allow other tasks to fill in

In my projects, tasks are levelled and are therefore scheduled in sequence. In practice, tasks can be worked on in any order. I would like the levelling to fill in where parts of later tasks have been ...
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MS Project chart for multiple projects

I am a project manager and I use MS Project to manage multiple projects. I use a shared resource pool. I have been playing with the charts feature, in the resource file to try to get a chart showing a ...
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MS Project VBA_File subs not displaying

I have a number of modules written in MS Project that are part of a template for our project managers. Randomly, a user will indicate that the needed macros are not availabe. When I have them share ...
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Time Period Task - MS Project [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to make a "time period" task. In the example project below, I have a project spread across three years with multiple tasks rolled up under one ...
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How can I scale project duration in MS Project?

In MS Project, how can I apply a uniform scale to all durations? For instance if my project was allowed to be done in twice as much time, how would I double the duration of all tasks?
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How to make tasks concurrent using MS Project 2016

How do I make my tasks concurrent to reduce the timescale. I have tried linking tasks done by the same person but nothing changes. The tasks are all automatically scheduled. Thank you for your help.
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How to add people to a task to reduce time in MS project

How do I add people to a task to reduce the duration of a task? I have a automatically scheduled task that takes 15 days to complete with one person assigned when i try to add people it doesn't reduce ...
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MS Project cost

I'm facing a very weird behavior of MS Project when computing the project cost. Once removing subtasks from my original project I realized that changes to some subtasks are not reflected in the ...
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I only have resource man hours? not their names. How would I assign these manhours in MS Project without resource names

at this point on a project I only have resource man hours but I do not know the who is working on what activity just total man hours for activity has been given. How to I assign man hours to all ...
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How to sum costs of filtered items?

I am having trouble summing costs associated to certain items. To be more specific, I have different departments with different costs. I would like to have a column that interactively sums all my ...
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Planned % complete formula issue at summary level

All, I have been asked to show planned % complete hence using below formula to on Number field to derive planned % complete based on status date in MS Project. (IIf([Status Date]>=[Baseline Finish],...
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MS Project - Disable a resource from being assigned to a task

My main goal is to have a Project file that will contain old and new employees (inactive and active). If an old employee finished an old task he/she was assigned to, I want him/her to stay assigned to ...
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Why are "start no earlier than" constraints coming during update the schedule

When I am updating the schedule on the current date then some activity showing "Start no earlier than" constraints. I want to know why these constraints are coming. If constraints came means ...
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Managing tasks per week

I would like to create a weekly deployment schedule for components, which would then be illustrated on a GANT diagram. I would like to create a schedule for the deployment of components by week, which ...
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MS Project 2019 Not Calculating Duration Properly

Set to Fixed Duration Using Standard Calendar Example of 6/21/21 (Mon) to 6/24/21 (Thur) is showing a duration of 1 day when it should be 4 days. If I change the duration to 4 days it pushes the ...
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Variable Duration to Show Increased Speed (MS Project)

In MS Project, is there a way to show the improvement in duration of a repeated task using a variable duration? The project I am working on has multiple tasks that happen over and over again. Over ...
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In MS project, sub project tasks are not showing up in sprint task board

I added multiple sub projects to my current master project. I don't see the sub project tasks in sprint task board though I assigned sprints to tasks and "show on board" is yes. The tasks ...
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What is a good example of a project to use to demonstrate how to build a Microsoft Project Schedule

I want to train a few new team members in the use of Microsoft Project. All are familiar with the basics but I want to explain WBS hierarchy and predecessors. I am trying to think of an 'every day ...
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How do I calculate a % complete on tasks which are due before a certain date with rollup function in MS Project

For a project that I am managing in MS Project I would like to have a % complete of tasks that need to be finished before Q2. E.g. I have one task with 10 sub tasks. 5 of these sub tasks have a due ...
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How can I show the month for a Enterprise Custom Date Field in the Project Center for Grouping?

I setup a Enterprise Custom Field for a Key Date that leadership wants to group by year and month. I thought I could just make 2 new Enterprise Custom Fields, one to parse out the Month and the other ...
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MS-Projects -- Assigning a Resource group as resource

I am using MS Projects (desktop) and am wondering if it is possible to assign resources by the group they are designated under in the resource list. Essentially I would like to assign a team to a ...
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Microsoft Project - manage project with tasks that can be completed in any order

0 Probably best described by example: I have a project with 10 tasks of 1 day to be done by 1 resource. So they have to happen sequentially, easy to arrange by levelling or linking and the project ...
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MS Project - Task constraints based on dates of other tasks

I would like to be able to set task constraints based on dates relative to other tasks, for instance: "taskA to start no earlier than taskB end date + 20 days" is there a way to do it? In MS ...
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Microsoft Project Online / Server - Accessing Summary task information

I am running a report and it would be great to identify the summary task of a task - is this possible? Reporting via the project API. E.g. I have the following schedule WBS Task Resource Custom Field ...
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Is scrum certification enough to switch from construction project management to IT Project management domain?

I had short experience in construction industry, then I completed MBA in Project management. I am equipped with MS project Primavera P6. Now I am thinking of switching into IT industry. Will Agile ...
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change working time doest affect existing task in project

Microsoft Project--- In our project calendar we have changed working time from 8 hours to 9 hours all times are correctly set 8 to 12 and 1 to 6 for monday to friday but after changing default end ...
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Consolidated projects view in MS Project (Online)

I'm currently trying to figure out how to best organize my customer projects. In a nutshell, I have quite a few projects (about 3-7 a week, in parallel), they may last for several weeks but the number ...
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Edit a Microsoft Project file using Project for the Web

We are a small team with one Project Manager and a few people working on projects. We would like to use Microsoft Project. We would like to have a Project Plan 3 for the PM in order to use the Project ...
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Microsoft Project Duration Multipliers

In Microsoft Project, is it possible to have variables that can be used to set durations of tasks? For example my goal is to have a variable that could be set for 200 hours of work, the completion of ...
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Tasks need to be on same day for event

So it's my first time using ms project, so forgive me for messing up terminology. Basically the problem is as follows: I have created 3 main tasks with a few subtasks each. I have then asigned ...
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Auto allocate resources

Is there any way to make MS project choose the resources for tasks between candidates that I've given to it? I mean there are several people who can do a task but how many of them and which ones are ...
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Change finish date with fixed start date

I'm new to Ms Project and I have a bit of a problem. I've already made a schedule, the tasks of which already have proper dependencies. I have just been instructed to now use a deadline that if I were ...
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Status Indicator of successor task

I have inserted the column of Status in the MS project. The predecessor task is running late and will take time due to delays. However, i do not want the successor task status to show late in such ...
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Microsoft Project - Tasks do not split if a higher priority task "Leveling Can Split" is set to "No"

I have an issue where using "Priority, Standard" levelling that "Leveling Can Split" appears to stop lower priority tasks from splitting. I am trying to ensure that highest ...
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MS Project Gantt chart: Highlighting today line

How do you highlight this line? It's hard to see in "stock" format.
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Gantt charts and Network Diagrams

In what ways does a Gantt chart and network diagram aid in the completion of a project ? What information does it provide and how is that information used ?
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Find the date in which a given cumulative cost is reached

In my project every task has its costs (fixed only), my costs and cumulative costs are fine. The payments will be awarded every time a given total cost is reached. I need to have a report (or ...
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How to add an automatically updated date without time to MS Project printout?

When creating a print of task list in MS Project (v16), I set in the print menu under Page Setup the footer to &[Date]. In the printout the date always contains the exact time (e.g. Thu 12/11/20 ...
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MS Project Crash Time/Cost

I'm working on a Microsoft Project assignment for a course. I've setup everything else correctly, however, my instructor didn't include clear instructions or how to setup one task of the assignment, ...
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Why are start constraints being generated when I update the schedule?

When I update MS Project for the current date, the program is generating start constraints on activities that have not started yet. These activities do not need to start at the update Date, but can ...
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Percentage Values In Timeline (MS Project)

in the photo below you will notice four work packages. Each one is 70% done (column % Work Complete). Nevertheless, for the first three activities in the timeline I see 9%, 6% and 31% completion ...
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Entering Contract Start and Contract End Date in MS Project

What is the best approach for having contract start and end dates in MS Project? The issue I am facing is the following: I entered both dates as milestones. all project activities are of course ...
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Microsoft project resource allocation

Is it possible to allocate work on Microsoft Project on a 30min accuracy? Basically i want to allocate: Jane: Task 1, 08:00am - 9:30am Judy: Task 2, 10:30:am - 1:00pm Therefore i want to tell them ...
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Accounting for material price changes in MS Project

Hey MS Project experts, How would you handle the following scenario in MS Project 2016: For a task, you planned to use 100 bags of cement at $70 per bag When it comes time to purchase the cement, the ...
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Organize overview locations / resources

We're working with 10 colleagues on 4 different locations. I want to make an overview (1 year) so that each colleague is on one Location for 3 week (for example). After 3 weeks he will go to another ...
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Has anyone else experienced the new problem with Project 2019 not being able to display CPI and SPI?

Has anyone else experienced the new problem with Project 2019 not being able to display CPI and SPI (and BCWP)? Yes, I have set a baseline and it still works fine in Project 2013!! I can create a ...
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How to assign multiple resource in task for different duration?

For example I have an activity “Support execution” and it’s duration for 12 hours. To execute this task I need resource X1, B1, C1 & D1. X1 required from the start of activity till end means 12 ...

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