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Working time not calculating correctly in tasks

I am using MS Project 2016. I am working on a large project working 10 hour days 6 days per week. I have adjusted working times and days and set Sunday to a non working day. But the finish dates ...
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Hiding a specific time period in Microsoft Project

Question Good morning, Is it possible on MS Project Pro 2019 to hide a period of time between two dates? Background Our construction projects are divided into 3 stages: (1) pre-construction, (2) ...
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MS Project, Resource Availability, Task Usage work hours

I've been using other tools for awhile and have to jump back into MS Project. I started a high level plan with tasks and resources, however, I'm having trouble remembering the specifics around Task ...
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Enterprise custom fields are not rolling up in project center view

I am trying to sum project values by their project types. I created a project view then added some calculated enterprise custom fileds and ms project calculated fields like actual work and baseline ...
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Can I link or have formulas between task times?

Is it possible to use a formula to get information from "TASK A" as an input "work" in task B? Example: Task A is fixed duration of 2 weeks. I have assigned some resources and the total work they do ...
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How to assign 1 resource to a fixed work task where the resource has 50% availability for the first 2 days and then 100% availability after that?

I have a project that I am trying to schedule and am having a little difficulty. I am a MS project novice and will try to explain the problem in a simple example. I have 1 task which is fixed work. ...
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Macro Planning View Team Capacity / Workload view

My need would be to have a team view macro planning in relation to the workload of each subject. Microsoft project works by resource and not by team. How can I model this global capacity per 3-...
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Microsoft Project - Using “As late as possible” instead of SF dependencies

Im new to project and im trying to link task 2 to a activity in task 1 so that all of the earlier activities in task 2 then work backwards. I have read that i should be using "as late as possible" ...
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How to display individual resources with rolled up summary tasks?

I’m trying to see if there’s a view that can display each individual’s assigned task, with rolled-up summary tasks. Right now I have my project set up with summary tasks (milestones) and sub-tasks ...
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Conditional formatting in MS Project Online Desktop (2019?)

I've created a new column that has "Status Notes" with the following dropdown. I'd like the background to be shaded based on the following (in brackets). Can I do this in MSProject? I came across a ...
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MS Project - Rollup not working to main task when not using predecessors

Can somebody help me with below. I am trying to get the correct numbers on the task Name Test Project. I would expect to see 24 hours on the duration. This only works when I use predecessors, which is ...
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MS Project reports wrong Peak Units

How exactly does MS Project calculate Peak Units? Let me explain the situation: I have a task named 'Task 2', it has a duration of 2 days, 20 hrs work, Fixed Duration, from Monday to Friday a ...
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MsProject - Updating board status based on %achieved

I would like to automatically update the 'board status' column based on the % achieved. Is this possible?
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Resource Planning in MSP

Thanks for your support in advance. I am trying to build Resource plan for Engineering team. Each team member works for different projects.How do I set up the MSP file for each project. I am planning ...
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MS Project - How do I calculate / report work by resource group between two dates

I have a request to provide my company an estimate of the number of work hours / days expected by the business to be involved a project so that they can perform their hiring forecasts for the year. I'...
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EVM and Schedule Variance

I am using MS Project to get Schedule Variance of a project. At this point in time I have put all the tasks associated with the project, assigned resources to the tasks (all of the resources are type '...
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Use task assignments as resource engagements

In Microsoft Professional, is there a way for resource task assignments to autopopulate as resource engagements for utilization reporting purposes? If so, how?
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MS project shows a PV of 0 for task with resources of type cost

I am using MS Project to calculate the Earn Value of one task. let's call it Mech Installation. The task has a duration of 30 days (from 2/6/20 to 3/18/20). In the Resource Sheet I added 'Mechanical', ...
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In MS Project :the resource calendar did not show up in the gantt chart but it shows at the resource usage sheet

the resource calendar did not show up in the gantt chart but it shows at the resource usage sheet: i mean that, i assigned the Friday and Saturday as days off in some resources (i am using the ...
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How do I schedule task with two predecessors based on latest finish date

I have a task (row 100) which have two predecessors, row 20 and row 30. As it is now, row 100 starts 4 weeks after row 20 has finished and 4 weeks after row 30 has finished. Is it possible for MS ...
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Parallel task with single person poject in microsoft project

I am making plan for my personal project.I have deadline for top level task(Project Planning- 31 days). I have rough idea of how I can divide these 31 days among sub-tasks. For example, Problem ...
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Updating Links When Tasks are Added

I'm relatively new to Project and am after some help. I have a project schedule consisting of approx 160 tasks, grouped under a number of Summary Tasks. There are many task dependencies created, the ...
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Milestone behavior in MS Project

I am working in MS Project with a project someone else set up. This project contains 29 activities which are auto scheduled, has a minimum start date constraint on an activity, and two milestones. The ...
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Total cost increases every week,

I am using the MS project,i have noticed that the total cost column of the project increases every time i enter actual work. i am not sure why is that! could it be because some of the ressources are ...
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uneven work distribution

I was having some issues with a larger project, so I went back to something simple (KISS) to test my observations. And here's the issue: Project wants to spread the work out over the duration of the ...
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S-Curve with % complete column on MS-Project

Does anyone have any idea or could provide me with any insight about how to setup S-Curve graph based on "% complete" column ? This would be very helpful as I am stuck with this task for 2 days. ...
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Trusted Location in MS Project, needed for running macro automatically

I have a macro which reschedules all Project on PWA. Now I want to automate/schedule execution of this macro. I think I can do this using Task Scheduler. But every time a Project with macro opens, it ...
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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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