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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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How create task with fixed work which change duration so that enough work is spent on the task

How do I create a task in Microsoft Project Pro 2019 that takes 1 person 8h to complete. I don't care about the duration or anything else, only that there are 8h spent working on the task. Normal ...
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Summary Task Fixed Cost not applying to ACWP

One of our projects look like this: Summary Task 1 | Fixed Cost: 3000 | % Comp.: 100% | ACWP: 7000 ----- Task A | Fixed Cost: 0 | % Comp.: 100% | ACWP: 0 ----- Task B | Fixed Cost: 7000 | % ...
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Lockdown MS Project

Is there a way to lock MS Project into a read-only file that disallows the read-only user from adding or removing columns, changing the size attributes of existing columns or rows, etc.? The password ...
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Trello/TeamGantt Combination

So I've been looking for something pretty particular when it comes to my project. Long story short is that it is a huge project with a multitude of systems that I want to track, of which each has ...
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How do you maintain proper resource leveling in MS Project after baseline since resource leveling shifts to maintain slack+leveling days?

Once you have created your schedule with all the known dependencies, leveled resource assignments, and proper baseline, how do you go about maintaining the leveling? Task A is a driver to task B. Task ...
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Showing successor task names in MS Project

I'm new to MS Project. I have a view where I want to get a list of successors for a list of tasks. I've added the Successors column and that gives me the list I want, but it's their unique IDs. Is ...
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How to create a resource usage calendar across multiple Project Online projects

The division I work in has 3 PMs that share resources. We have a three fold need we're trying to engineer a solution for within the Microsoft Office ecosystem. We need to create a resource allocation ...
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Forward and Backward Pass Activity on Node Diagrams in MS Project 2010

I want to make Forward and Backward Slack Activity on Node Diagrams in MS Project 2010. I display the Network Diagram view and choose Format > Box Styles. I Click the More Templates button and in ...
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Split task delay report

I have a baseline schedule, for few task delay to be inserted as split in tasks due to bad weather. Now I need to know, how to create a report for split tasks, delayed with reason to be displayed for ...
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How can I show tasks only where the predecessor is complete for task owners in Project online

Currently task owners can see all tasks, but I only want these visible where the predecessors are 100% complete. Is there a way of doing this in MS Project online?
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Actual Duration Calculated by MS Project vs Actual Duration of the Project as of the Status Date

My project started in Jan 2020 and as of Jun 2020, we have spent a total of 80 working days ( minus weekends and public holiday). However, the actual duration given by the MS Project is over 90 ...
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How to cross project plan for enterprise resources, with leveling support in Microsoft Project Server

I'm using Microsoft Project Server on Sharepoint to manage project throughout the organization. I have some enterprise (work) resources, that are simultaneously active on multiple projects. The ...
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MS Project. Need a field that flags what tasks have only completed predecessors that I can bring through to MS Project online

I'm using MS Project which is connected to a PWA. All users complete their tasks on the online 'Tasks' page. For the task owners, I need a flag that tells them that all the predecessors for their task ...
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Is there a way to preview User's time sheet in Project Web App?

There was an option for an admin to preview the time sheet for a user in Project Web App (PWA). Admins can navigate to time sheets and preview only own time sheets. Is there a way to somehow preview a ...
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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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