Questions tagged [ms-project]

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Macro Planning Road Map

I would like to have your opinion on an issue I am facing in project management. I would like to create a Roadmap 2020 for my team, a kind of macro planning. A concrete example, I have a list of ...
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Trying to create a Master Plan. Dates and duration of some projects change when inserted as a Sub-project

Trying to make a Master Plan on MS Project. Some sub-projects were inserted with no issues, but for other sub-projects both the work effort and Duration change. Is there a reason for this? If you ...
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MS Project - Application Crashes When Opening VBE & Master File

Project ver 1902 (Build 11328.20438 Click to Run), Windows 10 I have a particular master file (42 sub projects) that crashes the Project application any time I attempt to open the VBE or run a macro. ...
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How can I create a custom assignment field, like Finish Variance, to display in Resource Usage?

I'm trying to create a finish variance field on assignments in the Resource Usage view, but I keep getting "#ERROR". Both the Finish and Baseline Finish fields are available on Resources and ...
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MS project how to create alternative schedule to understand the impact of certain changes

We are using MS project professional. Question : Assume I have a schedule A. There are 4 developers assigned to A as well. My management asks if they pull 2 resources out what will happen to the ...
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How to allocate a manager to many tasks that overlap

I have a project with a lot of work going on in different domains. Say one domain is Business Process. Each domain has a single manager, for example the Business Process manager. There are lots of ...
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MS Project: create tasks with dynamic durations based on main milestones

From my point of view, I want to implement a straight-forward dependency in MS Project. As milestones there are: x = project start y = project end The tasks are: a = define risk management ...
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How to identify tasks that should have started (based on completed prerequisites)

I have a MS Project plan that orchestrates multiple hundred activities over a couple of hours (the tasks also have dependencies) and would like to drive the execution based on the plan. During the ...
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MS Project Configuration - 80% allocation to project, max of 50% per task per day

I'm a newbie to MS Project here, so I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction, or tell me if I'm barking up the wrong tree. Is there a way to constrain a resource in MS Project ...
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Why are my planned values for tasks so high when employees not working 8 hours?

I have assigned 5 resources for a task. MS Project assumes that all resources are available to work 8 hours per day 5 days per week. This is not the case in my schedule. Some of the resources work ...
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Show/hide lookup table options in ms project

How do I show/hide values from a Enterprise lookup table available for selection in ms Project? These values to be shown varies from project to project so a macro has to be written which should run ...
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Catchup plan and look ahead schedule in MS Project

How to create a catch-up plan,30 days look ahead schedule and s-curves in MS-Project 2016?
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Values such as (EV) and (PV) does not show in some tasks

I have been working on a project for a while now, i've always faced the issue that the MSP project does not show me all the values like the planned value (BCWP), BCWS... ( in some task it is shown) ...
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Auto-populate Lookup values from a custom field

I have written below code for custom field 'Product_task' to take values selected for field 'SFDC Product' as options. However this doesn't seem to work always. Please let me know your suggestions. ...
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In Project Web App > PWA settings in 'Personal settings' part, the link 'Manage My Alerts and Reminders' is not present

In Project Web App > 'PWA settings' in 'Personal settings' part, the link 'Manage My Alerts and Reminders' is not present. But in 'Additional Server Settings' checkbox 'Turn on notifications' is ...
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How to call MS Project API

I need to write a macro to reschedule multiple projects. I am able to do everything, except I am not able to perform actions exactly same as in-built Reschedule option does. Is there someway that I ...
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Microsoft Project: Auto Start/Finish Dates Aren't Correct (get set for start of project)

Having some issues with Microsoft Project. Making a task marked as complete (100%) whatever the view, the task gets set to have a Start/Finish (including the Actual Start/Finish) date to that of the ...
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MS Project Agile Showing Wrong Start/Finish Dates

Hopefully you can help provide me with insight. So I'm new to the Agile functions of MS Project, and I have a board with sprints and tasks set up. When inspecting the dates for Start/Finish times of ...
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MS Project schedules only 7 hours for starting day of task

I have an existing project file (.mpp file). I realized that duration of all tasks is one day longer comparing to my estimation. For example, a task with duration 2 days starting at 3.6.2019 is ...
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Scheduling based on end date and amount of hours willing to spend per course

Given an end date and the amount of hours I'm willing to spend per course (say 250 hours each for 2 concurrent courses), how do I make MS Project Professional 2019 spread out the courses evenly every ...
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Custom Column Calculation

We use MS Project for work. I want to create a column that multiplies the cost of 'work' resources by 5% and 'cost' resources by 15% for each task line. In Excel I know I could use an 'ifs' ...
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How to merge multiple Enterprise Resources into one Enterprise Resource in Project Server?

In Project Server (2013 if I need to be more specific), assume you have the following Enterprise Resources: Res. A Res. B And you would like to replace them to be a single Enterprise Resource: ...
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How to generate a portfolio milestones roadmap with Project server

my new company is using MSP 2013 for change management in combination with the Project Server for the portfolio management. Do you know an integrated way to promote project milestones to portfolio ...
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Correctly Calculate Cost Based on Units Percentage

I have an 8-month project am I planning. It's a software development project with 11 developers (and many other resources). I count "Devs" as one resource item, rather than Dev1, Dev2, Dev3 etc. On ...
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MS Project 2016 dashboard

would like to ask if there is a formula or custom visual or field that will show the count of activities that are completed, On schedule and Late??
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Macro to run on projects

I have some tasks to be be performed on each project daily. I can write a macro to automate those tasks for a project. That way I have to run that macro exclusively for each project. How do I write a ...
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Button to run macro in MS Project available for all users

I am not able to find how I do I make a button available at enterprise level to run a macro. I have nothing showing up in Modules tab in Organizer though I have written Macro and successfully made ...
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How to share MS Project macro?

I have created a macro in my MS- Project. I am admin. Now how can I make it available to be used by other MS- Project users of my enterprise? Macro is created in Global file/template.
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How can I see 'next available' tasks in MS Project?

I'm used to creating project checklists in software such as OmniFocus, which shows me 'next available' tasks: those that are available now, aren't deferred, whose predecessors have been completed, etc....
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I have a resource who will work all day Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and a Friday morning every week, Can I set him up as one calendar entry?

It seems as though I can't set full days and part days in one go? I've created a new Calendar from the standard calendar and can assign the full days but cannot see how I would split that one day in ...
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Why are my calculated spans slightly less than my durations? [MS Project]

I calculated the span based on my start and finish dates to double check the file. Why are these two columns not equal? Is there a setting wrong somewhere? Does this mean my end date isn't being ...
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Why does my duration = calendar days for a 5 day work week?

shouldn't the calendar days be 2/7th longer than the duration if we're not working Saturdays and Sundays?
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Display in the Details View --> Task Form: Sorting Predecessors by Task ID, not alphabetically

I'm using MS Project 2013 Professional In the Details View using Task Form, displaying Predecessor view, it is sorting alphabetically by Task Name when I would rather see it sorted by Task ID. I do ...
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MS Project: Sub-tasks causing unexpected 'Late Start'

I'm attempting to build a schedule and use MS Project to calculate dates and flow, based on constraints and task linking, but am unable to overcome an apparent issue with how the 'Late Start' is ...
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Fix task time of day (Trip planning with MS Project)

I'd like to be able to fix the time of day that a given task must start at and its duration without specifying the actual start date. In this scenario, the date would depend on the end time & date ...
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How to Create a Custom “Look Ahead” Field Formula?

I am very new to MS Project and I am struggling to create a Look-Ahead formula for a flag field in a master project file (collection of sub projects). I can't seem to get even the simplest formula to ...
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How to calculate project finish date with fixed work and different date of resource availability

I am preparing a high-level project plan in mpp to see the top level view when the project will finish based on the resources availability and work estimation. My requirement is as: I have an ...
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How do I Create Custom Drop down that allows multiple selections (like resource selection works)

I have a project that has multiple workstreams. In much the same way a single task may require multiple people to work on it, it also may touch multiple workstreams. I created a custom column ...
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Microsoft Project - how to calculate start dates based on a set time from the finish date?

I have multiple tasks that have different durations that I want to start at different times from a go live date, i.e. finish date for an entire project. For example: Project must finish on 01 Dec ...
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Why does MS Project allow for a 2 day duration task with 8 hours of work and a resource at 100% units?

I have a fixed-duration task in MS Project that is 2 days in duration and 8 hours of work. When I assign a resource to the task, the resource units are automatically set to 50%. If I change the ...
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Microsoft Project 2019 - problem allocating resources to tasks outside their calendar working hours

We have a standard calendar work week. (Monday to Friday with weekends off) Our resources have "standard" calendar - so scheduling as standard for them is a normal work week. However, we have ...
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Prevent hourly tasks spanning days

Is there a simple way to block tasks from spanning days? I have some tasks such as interviews & exams which are 2 or 4 hours long but they obviously cannot span days. However MS project is ...
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MS Project resource graph across multiple projects

I am using MS Project to create Gantt charts for multiple projects. Each project consists of different resources but these resources are shared across all of these projects. Currently these resources ...
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How to plan for variable workload for a given task and resource?

I have to plan a project in which for a given task and given resource, workload changes from one month to another. How I can plan this in MS project? It is very critical for me to monitor resource ...
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Multiple predecessors

I have predecessor 46 and 147 on task 200. Task 147 finish date is after task 46, but task 200 is starting the day after task 46, not after task 147 as expected. How do I fix this? I would ...
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Rotating-schedule calendar

I'm new both to MS Project and this kind of forum. I've searched for this question and I haven't found it, so sorry if it has been already asked. I'm trying to make new resources calendars, but they ...
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How to divide a generic resource?

I am still new at using ms project Professional. My project has already assigned resources. For instance, let's take developers who together have a maximum effort of 200%, which means I have 2 ...
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Should activities before kick-off meeting be represented in a Schedule Plan

I wonder if activities like contract and agreement reviews, meetings to discuss preliminary information, SOW review, and contract approved (as deliverable and milestone) should be included in a gantt ...
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ms project - delay a task due to unaviability of 1 resource

I want to schedule tasks using multiple resources. The work task is fixed and multiple resources are allocated to the tasks. I want to auto-schedule the tasks, however, when 1 resource is ...
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How to effectively implement Scrum for a small project (max duration 6 months) with defined project deadlines?

In my current company, they are using Waterfall methodology in defining the gateways for new project approval and developing detailed timeline with completion date (gantt chart) based on the ...