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MS project web version - create new template of working hours calendar

I'd like to edit working days for the MS project web version This MS project version is built on top of MS Powerautomate platform of M365 (MS Dynamics) and it seems you need to adjust organization ...
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How to include starting date for duration calculation

The date calculation in excel and MS project is different. Excel includes starting date for duration calculation when equation is applied, but MS Project does not include it. For example from 21-Mar ...
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show a sum of a specified ressource in a column

I have a project that is working fine. Anyway i want to show a column with the sum of a particular ressource. Let me explain with example. i have a tasks that uses distances. i insert for each task a ...
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How can I calculate the working days starting from the hours in the "Work" field in Microsoft Project?

probably a trivial question about Microsoft Project. I have a task like this one: As you ca see there is the Work field that contains the worked hours. There is a way to set it in days instead hours? ...
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In Project how can I avoid that when the end date of a task changes the duration is re-calculated?

I am finding the following problem with Microsoft Project. I defined a task that for example have a duration of 10 days but these 10 days can be spread in a longer time (for example one month) because ...
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MS Project - how to create a level of effort task for weekly meetings

I'm trying to create some level-of-effort/hammock tasks that span from project start to project finish. For example, 1h/wk team meetings, 1h/month invoicing. Is there a convenient way to make such a ...
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Assign a Variable to a Duration

I am trying to set up a project for a typical product development, but want to be able to make specific durations a variable that I can easily change once to apply to many different tasks at once and ...
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Combine 40h/week ressources and 80h/week ressources but counting 1day duration as one calendar day both

I want to assess the amount of resources needed to realize a task with calculated work-load and assumed duration. In other words, how many resources do I need to realize workload X in given duration Y....
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MS Project replicates all Master Project tasks within each subproject

I'm using MS Project 2021 desktop. I've created a Master Project, and about 14 subprojects under that. I'm using a Resource Pool which each subproject can draw resources from. The issue is, somehow ...
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Milestones based on calendar days

I am absolutely new to MS Project. I need to set milestones at 25%, 50%, 75% based on days from the start of the project. So for a 400 day project I need milestones at 100, 200, and 300. How can I ...
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Lead/Lag and Duration Scale

Can somebody please answer following queries: Whether it is okay to present the duration of tasks in days vs. part of days (e.g. 0.2 days for certain tasks)? Whether project schedule will be okay? ...
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MS Project Date Auto Update when Adding Predecessors

I am creating and updating an integrated multi-project/vedor MS Project task tracker with the sole purpose of finding date issues, dependency issues, etc., so that we can align vendors in future ...
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How to import the employee's work hours to TimeScaleData in microsoft project file using vsto add-in

How to import the employee's work hours to TimeScaleData in microsoft project file using vsto add-in? Here is the sample data I have, [{Name:"Phase 1", BaselineStart:"2023-01-01", ...
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MS Project multiple entry dates with hours worked for single task

What is the best way to maintain the following hierarchy in Microsoft Project (.mpp) file? Country will have multiple Jobs and each Job will have multiple of Phases and each Phase will have multiple ...
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Replacement for Project 2010 that lets multiple users edit at once?

We've been using Project 2010 and have a file saved to our network which we all enter data into and modify to track our projects. With licenses for Project 2010 no longer available, we were looking to ...
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MS Project - adding an exception to a resource calendar for a working day on a defined non-working day throws out % Complete value

I originally asked this question in the 'main' site (link) but given that the behaviour seems to be inherent in MS Project and not to do with using VBA I hoped someone here might be able to advise a ...
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How do I create a running total/ cumulative formula in Microsoft Project

In Excel I can make a chart like this very easily using the formula =SUM($X$Y:XY) where X is the starting Letter of the column on the left and Y is the starting number of the column on the left. The ...
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start after task finish but must end as finish to finish to another task

I have task B which cant start until task A is finished (FS) but must end with task C end date (FF)(i.e. duration of B might be floating depending on the end of task A and end of task C) .. is this ...
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MS project status update with % complete AND actual work

I have created a new MS Project project with a task in it. This task has a "Work" of 360 hours and is assigned to two resources. The task is scheduled with "Fixed units" and "...
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MS Project integration help

My question is how to best integrate the MS Teams & Project Plan 5 for seamless project management and collaboration with my team? First some background... My organization has moved from using MS ...
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MS Project assigning one resources to multiple task

I need help assigning my Project Lead to a report writing task on a specific day. However, the Project Lead is also assigned to a system testing task that runs for a longer period and has multiple ...
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Let MS Project decide which worker to assign

Say I have a project with multiple tasks and two workers available. Each worker can work on each task, some tasks need both workers, others only need one worker. How can I do this in MS Project? If a ...
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MS Project EVM computation

I wondered how MS Project calculates the quantities that are the basis of the EVM analysis, namely ACWP (AC), BCWS (PV) and BCWP (EV). In fact, starting with a simple plan with only ten tasks, I ...
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How do I make these tasks so flexible that changes mid construction are easy to make?

I have 4 tasks A-D, each one is a predecessor to the next. My schedule baseline is A->B->C->D. However, tasks A-C order is flexible and doesn't matter which one comes first, they just can't ...
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MS Project Custom Field Summary roll up not totalling

I am struggling to see an option in MS Project when using a custom currency field for the the summary task to total. It shows a zero and I dont know how to change it. See screenshot below. Any ...
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How do interpret a negative variance value? What does it mean when I have a negative variance in my schedule?

My schedule shows an overall variance value of -1%. Does that mean schedule slippage or the opposite?
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Is it possible to start with the amount of hours each person needs for each task and their availability, then drive the project schedule from that?

Following this question, I have a hierarchical list of tasks. I have asked my team members to tell me how much time they need for each task. I also know the interdependency between those tasks. take ...
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MS Project 2019 (or lower) scheduling algorithm

Whats resource constrained scheduling algorithm is used by MS Project 2019? What RCPSP algorithm is behind a so called a resources leveling in MS Project 2019?
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What is the field name of Resource Names in MS Project

I'm trying to identify the field name of Resource Names, which I believe is an out of the box MS Project column. I need this information to map this field into a ServiceNow import and came across this ...
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Under what circumstances does resource levelling become necessary?

Sorry for the preamble here - but I think the context is important. I'm responsible for tracking progress on a project which runs on a NEC3-ECC contract which requires that programmes (implemented in ...
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How do I represent a task that starts and ends in one business day

Should the task start and end date be the same? But if I change duration to 1 day, the end date shows the next day
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Change from waterfall to agile [closed]

I have been working on different kind of software projects implementation using the water fall methodology. now some of my clients want to shift to agile methodology. what do I need to take into ...
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Add predecessor to all tasks "x" number of tasks before it - Microsoft Project

Currently scheduling a 26 level building, and all 26 levels follow the same schedule. For example: Level A -Task A -Task B -Task C Level B -Task A -Task B -Task C Task X occurs on each level and it's ...
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Global calendars in Formula

I have the following problem and can not find a solution on google. ProjDateAdd([Start9];[Duration9];"myCal") The formula is in the field finish9 and only works if the global calendar "...
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MS Project - Measuring Tasks by Days

Is there a way to discard of hourly measurement in MS Project, and instead having it track only the amount of days I input?
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MS Project: How to plan tasks that have no particular order?

I am involved in software development and I have a total of 35 features that need to be implemented in our software. Each feature has been estimated for the time it will take, and there are 5 ...
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Scenario Analysis

I am fairly new to MS project, challenge is that the project is already delayed, and I need to test, if adding more tasks, in which we are getting external consultants will speed up the development ...
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Dynamically linking a date

Here is my question: I have a go/no-go meeting on the calendar for go-live. We always do go lives on Tuesday. I want to dynamically link the date to always pick the next Tuesday after the go-live. ...
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Toggling the format of dates in MS Project

I often have to change the format of the date to check and "adjust" new sequences activities. It is very inconvenient to click always through the menu so I tried to find some VBA-macros for ...
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How to stop MS Project from changing durations when adding resources?

I need to add 2 extra people to a certain task that currently has 4 resources assigned. As soon as I add one, project automatically extends the duration of the task without reason. I've tried ...
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Clear cache in MS Project Standard 2019

MS Project Professional allows you to do cache clearing, but is there a way to do cache clearing in MS Project Standard? If MS Project Standard does not provide this possibility from the menus is it ...
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How can a generic resource be overallocated?

MS Project. My understanding is that a generic resource is specifically of infinite availability. That's why it's generic. So in the very early stages of our journey to implementing resource ...
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Is it possible to have personal backlogs and planning according to the prioritization of the tasks?

Microsoft Project is ok for setting up for Gannt Chart and baseline but it is not possible to see individual plans and schedules. Is it possible to integrate all? is it possible to have personal ...
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MS Project Calendar Mismatch between Server and Client

we use MS Project Professional, connected to Project Server 2016. Our standard working times on the server calendar are as follows: Mon 8.00 - 12.00, 13.00 - 16.30; Tues 8.00 - 12.00, 13.00 - 16.30; ...
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Calculation of ACWP, BCWP and BCWS in MS Project

I took a look at how MS Project calculates EVM metrics and I have a doubt that I would like to clarify. Before performing the calculations of ACWP, BCWP, and BCWS, I defined a baseline. To avoid ...
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Is it possible to restore a single project plan from a full database backup

Using MS Project 2013, one of our PCO deleted tasks from a project plan, while work had been entered via timesheets on those same tasks, some of which weren't approved, yet. The project is now in a ...
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Project Plans - MS Project Vs Atlassian BigPicture

I'm an engineering project manager, responsible for the delivery of development projects. We're currently using MS project for project for task and resource management and have been recently ...
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How to replace resource with another in all tasks

In MS Project 2016, I have a resource: call them Foo. They are assigned hours in many tasks. They must work: Task A: 20 hours Task B: 40 hours ... Task Z: 30 hours Foo quit the company, and we hired ...
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How to properly model periodic windows of opportunity having to be taken once ("Busses")?

Suppose I have a project "Perform a business meeting" which amounts to the following steps: Prepare the meeting Tell my business partners I'm done preparing, they start their meeting Take ...
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Project plan updates for a very dynamic project

I am currently managing a complex development project, comprising of 17 engineers, due to the nature of the project there are many uncertainties and also the development approach frequently changes I ...
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