Questions tagged [ms-project-2010]

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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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Is it possible to link msproject with the TFS system?

I wonder if it is possible to create and manage tasks in microsoft project 2010 and commit the modifications to the TFS project's tasks? It will be practical to raise the percentage of a task in ...
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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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In MS Project 2010, is it possible to renumber the task ids?

I'd like the task id field to increment in the same order as the start date, but I have added tasks between existing tasks, so when I sort by start date, the task ids go 1, 8, 15, 2, 4, 5, 7, etc. ...
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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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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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Work statistics report for resources

I have a master file with several sub-projects and resources assigned to them. Is there a way to make a bar chart in Project Pro report that shows the work hours for resources based on the sub-...
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MS-Project 2010: Task end-date seems to be calcuated incorrectly

I am using MS-Project 2010 and have noticed something peculiar in how "end-date" of the task is dislayed. I obeserve the following behavior: 1. I set the task to start on Monday. 2. I set the ...
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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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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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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: Week, Resource, Project crosstab view

I have MS Project 2010 server. I need to add view or report (whatever fits best), and it may be implemented on client or server (whatever fits best). I need a crosstab report where Resources will be ...
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How can I change the estimated dates value in MS Project 2010 without affecting plan dates?

I want to include plan dates, estimated dates and actual dates in my MS project plan.The plan date should never change for a task, Whatever changes that will happen should be only done to estimated ...
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After running visual report from Project 2010, why can't I modify the pivot table data?

I am running the Earned Value Over Time visual report from MS Project 2010 and would like to accumulate baseline cost for multiple baselines in Excel. Since the Excel pivot table is linked to the ....
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To what extent can Microsoft Project Server 2010 assist me with sharing the project plan and sharing tasks / task status [closed]

I've found it really hard to find decent materials that clearly explain what Microsoft Project Server 2010 does, everything I've discovered is drenched in Microsoft business waffle such as "Extensible ...
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Conditionally formatting bar styles in Project 2010

In Project 2010, is it possible to conditionally format a bar style/color based on the value of a custom field for a given task? I see a pretty complicated workaround to accomplish this with Project ...
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MS Project with Sub-Projects

We are using MS Project 2010 to manage our projects. We have a subcontractor that works on the same project. They report differently within their company than we do. So, we had him break apart his ...
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Project 2010 opens with blank screen

I've run into a problem with my Microsoft Project 2010 file. Whenever I try and open it I just get a blank screen. None of the alternative views (e.g. network diagram, resource sheet, tracking gantt,...
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How Microsoft Project Server can support Online Project Management and Planning with different user credentials

I am representing a construction developer firm and I am looking for a tool to easily manage my contractors' progress and their payment. Currently I am using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel to ...
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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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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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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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Saving an MS Project Report to a file

Using MS Project 2010, if you click Project->Reports, you have a number of very useful reports, but it seems like the only thing you can do is print them. Can you save them to a file?
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Scheduling tasks to start today

I have a plan that's broke up into a few stages. I want to schedule the first couple tasks in stage 2 to start as soon as possible, there are no predecessors for these tasks. My tasks in the middle of ...
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How do I create a MS Project task with less actual work than its duration?

In Jira projects we have a project task called "Project Admin Tasks". It has a start date from the date of the project inception right through to the end of the project i.e. when the project completes ...
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MS Project: Non-working days not printiing on PDF

I am running MS Project 2010 and trying to print a project with non-working days on the gantt chart. On the page setup view for a phsyical printer I can see the non-working days and they print fine. ...
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MS Project - How to print the right Gantt diagram from custom view?

I'm using MS Project 2010 with a custom view that is showing baseline start/finish as well as start/finish fields of the tasks. I have modified the Gantt chart on the right hand side by cutting all ...
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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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Task dates and project end date changes when adding a percent complete or changing resources

I have a large project plan using MS Project 2010. The only change I am making is changing the % Complete of a task to 100. It moves the finish date of the overall project and changes task dates for ...
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MS Project Predecessor Path in Gantt Chart

In MS Project 2010, is it possible to show the entire predecessor path driving the start of one specific task in a Gantt Chart?
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Finish variance in Hours

How can I show the Finish variance column in hours and not days? I am working in MS project Pro 2010. Thank you for your help.
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Status Field and Microsoft Project

I am using MSP 2010 and have a fixed duration schedule. We are monitoring only durations of tasks and using % complete to evaluate where we are. We do not have a resource loaded schedule nor are we ...
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How can Critical Chain scheduling be undertaken with Microsoft Project 2010?

How can Critical Chain as a scheduling approach be applied using only Microsoft Project 2010 with no add-ins or additional software? What settings and options need to be used, and what task types.
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Using Microsoft Project for managing a Scrum project

I am part of a Scrum team and we are constrained to use Microsoft Project (MSP). I understand that MSP is not primarily an Agile project management tool and I would very much to use something like ...
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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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What is good PM software for an iterative system development approach?

We aren't necessarily using Agile, but we aren't using the Waterfall approach either; it's more of a hybrid of both. I was told that Microsoft Project is great for the Waterfall method, but it's not ...
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Getting estimated working time from MS Project

Our company has just recently started using MS Project Professional 2010 and we plan to eventually have a Project Server installation. I've created a few projects so far, but still claim to be a ...
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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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Should Summary Tasks or Detail Tasks be Predecessors?

When setting up a project, what are the advantages and disadvantages to using Summary Tasks vs Detail tasks as predecessors? If it matters, I am experimenting with MS Project 2010 as a tool.
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How can I convert existing tasks and subtasks to subprojects in Project 2010

I understand how to create a subproject and insert the subproject into a master project. Is there a way to take an existing task (and its subtasks) in a master project and convert them to a new ...
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Create resource dependencies in MS project 2010

e.g. I have a task that has to be fulfilled by two persons, but person B cannot start before person A has finished his part of the task. How do I scedule this in MS project 2010 without having to ...
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Modelling schedule uncertainty in Microsoft Project 2010/2013

Microsoft Project 2010 (and 2013) no longer contain PERT charts. With this in mind, what is the recommended way to model uncertainty in project time estimates? UPDATE: I only brought up PERT diagrams ...
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Alternative schedules in Microsoft Project 2010?

I'd like to create a "reference" schedule, then create an optimistic and pessimistic schedule based on this where the duration of each task in the optimistic/pessimistic schedules are calculated as a ...
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How to export the Network Diagram View to an image in Microsoft Project 2010

Is there a way to export the Network Diagram View in Microsoft Project 2010 to an image format including all the image contents, not just what's rendered in the screen? I've tried the Task, Copy, Copy ...
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How to have the time a task would take and duration for a task in MS Project 2010?

Within my projects I would like to have two different notions of time for a task: How many hours of actual work the task is expected to take A time frame for the task that the above hours should be ...
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MS Project 2010: Can I define an "overhead" task?

I have an "overhead" task for tracking work related to administration of a project. As such, the project requires about 5 hours of administrative overhead work per week of its existence. How can I ...
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MS Project 2010 resource dependencies vs task dependencies

How do I make MS Project (2010) distinguish between different kinds of dependencies? For example, consider the following two kinds: Some tasks I mark as dependent on other tasks due to the nature of ...
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Summary task (father) shows more work time as compared to the sum of sub tasks (children)

As displayed in the Microsoft project 2010 screenshot below, why the summary task (Create DSfile>) has 52hrs work whereas the sum of 2 child tasks is just 12h? Solved: Check to make sure that none ...