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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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Adding Multiple Deadlines to One Task

I am a new user to Microsoft Project. My company are currently using Project 2010 so I am having to use this version. I noticed that I can add deadlines to individual tasks, which is really useful for ...
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Finish date not calculating correctly

If I entered a duration time of 2 days, start date of 20.03.2019 and finish date being automatic schedule, MS Project shows finish date as 21.03.2019. But I want it to count two days after the start ...
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MS Project, add hours directly in resource usage

at my work we use MS Project 2010 to run our Monday morning scheduling meeting, from Resource Usage view. In the version I inherited on my work computer, I can change the number of hours or add a new ...
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Estimating Fixed Price Project Cost Payments via Monthly Milestones

I have spent the last few days searching for an answer on how to use MS Project (2010 in my case) to estimate a project's cost via milestones that are split along a long program (2.5 years). The ...
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How can I create a task for two developers to support testing?

I'm trying to create a timeline for server migration. Typically when it comes to testing our developers spend about 25% of their time supporting the testing. (Running batch processes, answering ...
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MS Project 2010 - Create project from a set of variables

Being new to MS Project, I am wondering if I can create a project based on a defined template modified by some variables. I am dealing with several (20+) projects I have to manage parallel. The ...
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Master Project in MSProj10 moves the dates in the subprojects

When I add in the subprojects to the Master Project, the date ranges are unaffected UNTIL I expand the subproject - at which point - the dates all shift to the right. Can I prevent this?
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Is it possible to have a Master "master project" in MSProj10- that is to have a subproject that has its own subprojects?

I want to have a Grandmaster of a complex project - that is one that is has subprojects which themselves are made up of subprojects. Will that work in MSProj10
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MS Project 2010 task calendar not working

I've created a task calendar for certain transports that can only occur on Wednesdays, with only Wednesdays marked as working time. But when I apply that calendar to the transport milestone items, MS ...
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How to show critical path INCLUDING completed tasks (in MS Project 2010)

My project is 75% complete and I have no problem getting a nice view in MS Project showing the remaining critical path. However, I want a view that shows how we got to this point, in other words I ...
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MS Project compatibility and Office 365

I have two questions for the experts on MS Project I have heard that Microsoft will now be releasing updates (from Sept 2018) for O365 without testing them for MS Project 2010. Is this True? Also, ...
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How to turn off auto duration calculation is MS project 2010?

I tried File -> option -> Schedule -> Calculation after edit -> Off And Task mode -> manual scheduled I want to set start date at 12/01/09 and end date at 03/03/09 but I want to set the duration to ...
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Calculate Cost Deviation

How to calculate Deviation of work and cost of each task on MS project 2010. There is any option for finding the report of Standard deviation. How to find "Cost Deviation" in MS project 2010. Is it ...
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Set Undo Level by the use of VBA in MS Project 2010

How to set Undo Level of MS project 2010 by the help of Visual Basic. I set by option> Advanced>Undo Level but it's not working properly. How to find VB code window for set the undo level in MS ...
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Adding a subproject at top level

When I add a subproject to a master project, it always becomes a part of the project just above it. It is indented one more level. Must I only create subprojects on the top row of the project? Using ...
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Allocating a single resource with multiple subprojects

It appears that a resource with the same name in the master and in an external subproject are considered two (2) separate resources. If Sue has a task on ProjectA and Sue has a task on ProjectB and ...
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Project 2010 schedule a task ALAP using a deadline

I have a task with fixed duration that must finish by a certain date. It has several predecessors. If I schedule it manually (start and finish date) it obviously works OK, but I would rather schedule ...
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MS Project 2010 - How to import tasks with dependencies

I'd like to use MS Project to analyse aircraft maintenance work force requirements for the next 18-24 months. The maintenance is a combination of repetitive and one-off servicings. I have task ...
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Working Day in Resource Calendar Not Showing Up - MS Project 2010

I'm working on a schedule for teams that work Thurs-Thurs. I have a base calendar for the project that has the correct working days and times and have resource calendars for the individual teams. ...
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How can I create a "pool" of tasks to choose from whenener there is available time?

Project description I have a Microsoft project file where every task has an important sequence to be followed. But the way tasks are leveled; there are small gaps of free time where workers could ...
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Display completion % by custom columns instead of summary tasks?

I have a project structured with the below tasks: Summary task A: Project Initiation Sub task A1 Sub task A2 Summary task B: Project Design Sub task B1 (Workstream 1) Sub task B2 (Workstream 1) ...
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MS Project - One year is calculated wrong

I have two tasks in ms project: Task A, start: today 03/22/2017 Task B, predecessor: Task A FS+12eMonths Task A and B are both 0 days long and automatically planned. Task B start/finish is calculated:...
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Use elapsed days in german ms project

As I've found out recently, there is a way to use elapsed days (instead of working days in MS Project). But I use german MS project and there you can't use the english words. You have to stick with ...
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Default Header and Footer, for All Microsoft Project Views?

I currently add header and footer via File > Print > Page Setup, then tabs "Header" and "Footer". It seems these header and footer settings differ, however, by the view selected. For example, if I ...
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MS project plan for part time worker

I am new to MPP. I am trying to plan for a scenario where 2 part time workers are there in my project who work 4 hrs a day for Mon-Wed. I am able to plan if the part time worker works Mon-Fri then I ...
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Move a task to weekend in MPP 2010

I am new to MPP. I need to move a task (say prod deployment) to a particular weekend in MPP 2010. I am planning to do the following Make the particular weekends as working days for the resource which ...
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What is unique about application development projects? [closed]

I'd like to understand the difference, from a project-management perspective, between application development and other, non-application development.
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Add travelling time in ms project 2010

When I do a project timeline, there will be a workshop at client office, usually it's 400km away from our office. In my timeline, I would like to add the travelling time (eg. 1 day before workshop and ...
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Difference between max units and assignment units in MS Project

I know difference between assignment units and Peak units , but can any one explain how max units and assignment units are related to each other ?
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MSP 2010 - duplicating tasks and logic

I have a schedule I am putting together for a repeating layout multi-floor building. Is there any easy way to copy the tasks and their predecessors and successors from say floor 2 and with minor ...
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in MSP 2010 How to change task duration units from weeks to days in bulk

I'm dealing with a large plan developed by different people and it has some durations in days and some in weeks, but I'd like to unify them all in days. what is the best way to do this in MS Project ...
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Leveling Doesn't Work on Overallocated Resources in Project 2010

I have two simultaneous tasks and the same resource assigned to them, which naturally produced an overallocation in MS Project 2010. The leveling tools on the Resource tab, for some reason, are not ...
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Report to Show Work During Current Week Only

I need to create a work-ahead dashboard for my team, for weekly planning meetings. We have tasks that span several weeks, so a task may be needing work in the current week but not starting or ending ...
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How do I track resource utilization, but the resource doesn't do any work?

I am managing a project with several people using 3 machines. I need to track both how the people are allocated across my tasks, and how the machine is allocated. The thing is, the machine doesn't do ...
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MS project 2010 resource assigning problem - unexpected behavior

I define a fixed work task, work is 16 h. I assign a resource Bob to work 100% on this task. The task duration is automatically set to 2 days. Since I figure out Bob won't have full time to spend on ...
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Inherited Project Fix or Start Over

I inherited a 1265 line project that I believe was created in Project 2007 several years ago (~2013). It is now in Project 2010 and has had several different people working on it, along with periods ...
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Using ms-project from onedrive

I have a free onedrive account (via Hotmail account) that I use for word, excel type of documents. I now have a need to create a Microsoft project document (with gantt chart) but when I click on New ...
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7 Day calendar not calculating correctly in MS Project

I have a 7 days calendar and added 30 days lag to a milestone, however MS Project 2010 does not count these 30 days correctly. I have checked the Change Working Time and it is set for 8 hours per day....
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How can I suppress task type indicators for "The task has a calendar applied to it."

In an mpp file the owner has set a certain calendar and therefore that calendar setting is shown for every single task in the Indicators column. Is it possible to exclude some indicators from being ...
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Calendar Day Column

I need to set up a column that displays calendar days so that the project team can see the overall duration in addition to the working days. When I use the DateDiff("d",[Start],[Finish]) formula it ...
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Sort Not Working in Microsoft Project Custom Report

I've created a simple custom report in Microsoft Project 2013 with a task table that I'd like to sort on Duration1, which happens to be calculated from a formula (as described in #ERROR in User-...
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Displaying a resource's tasks across multiple subprojects

I am having a bit of an issue getting the kind of report that I want from MS Project 2010. To get some background on my project, I am creating a master scheduled using multiple templates. The ...
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MS Project VBA coding to include expiration date

Can I add code to a macro in MSP2010 so that it will not run after a specified date? The code I have tried is this: Dim expire As Date expire = 1 / 8 / 2015 If activeproject.currentdate.value > ...
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Issue with task scheduling and ordering

I am using MS Project 2010 and trying to align four tasks correctly when importing into a master project. I created my template and the dates are correct, but when entering as a subproject into the ...
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How to insert a new assignment in the Resource Usage view or Task Usage view in MS Project

I wish to know how to insert a new assignment in the Resource Usage view or Task Usage view in MS Project. In my project, we have ad hoc tasks frequently cropping up and resources have to spend time ...
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In MS Project 2010, how to avoid a task of being split by non working time?

I am scheduling a series of 30 small training sessions (2,5d each), and I wish that each training would not be Split by weekends or holidays. All tasks are to be performed by the same person. If ...
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MS Project: Multiple tasks for one employee

I am using MS Project for the first time, and I am developing a Gantt chart. I have multiple parallel tasks with different length, and only 1 employee works on these tasks. Because the working time ...
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Microsoft Project Task to Start and Finish on the Same Day?

I have a project with a number of similar tasks all with slightly different durations. The tasks are also broken down into sub-tasks (all the sub-tasks are the same for each main task, again only ...
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