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MS Project burndown for outline level

I'm working on creating a burndown graph for a large project that I'm trying to schedule, but I don't want the sub-tasks to be counted as a remaining actual task for the burndowns. Is there a method ...
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MS Project 2013: Summary task not showing duration correctly

I am working on MS Project 2013. The summary task No. 6 is not showing the duration correctly. Refer to the picture below. Please help.
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MSProject show main resource on Summary tasks

How can I show the main (resource with maximum hours) for Summary tasks. I suspect I would need to set a custom text field to show this, but how would I structure this? thanks
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Task Approval before Publishing

I have received a requirement to customize our Project Server 2013 implementation as follows: Several project managers can add tasks to the same project plan A centralized focal point is responsible ...
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Project Server 2013 web template

I'm facing strange behaviour when createing project site, sometime site is created with: Actual web template to apply to Url 'http://xxx' is 'PROJECTSITE#0' and sometime: Actual web template to apply ...
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Ms Project 2013 Actual cost

I'm currently working on my MS Project for a school assessment and I'm facing difficulty because along the way there has been an added cost to the project. Am I supposed to input the added cost under ...
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MS Project 2013: Can I avoid MSP auto-changing my assignment units to less than 100%?

Curious if there is a way to avoid Microsoft Project auto-adjusting the assignment units, when I add a resource in the Resource name column. In the project settings all resources are set to 100% ...
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Why are tasks split while updating plan?

I inserted the actual start for updating a task and then inserted the %comp and reschedule and resource leveling for the plan with ms project 2013. The problem is that the task has been split in ...
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How to Specify how Text Colours Should Override Each Other in MS Project

This is a little embarrassing, but I cannot figure out how to do this. I have added Text Style formatting, but I need to change the priority of the formatting. I have Critical Path tasks formatted ...
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Start and stop in MS Project

I have a lot of situations where there is a small project that is, let's say, 50 percent done. Then it's completely put on hold, and restarted a month later. How is it best to accurately reference ...
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MS Project Column Time different from Project Time

In MS Project 2013 I am attempting to get a particular column to show time unit in Days but leave the default Project Time Unit as minutes for all of the other columns. I can set the Project default ...
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Add a PWA Enterprise Custom Field to Project Pro

I've added an Enterprise Custom Field to tasks in Project Web Access (under Sharepoint 2013) but when I open an existing project published on PWA in Project Pro 2013 I don't see the new field. It ...
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how to distribute the work of an activity between specific number of individuals of a kind from a work resource

I have added a work resource entry "Laborers" with Max. Units 10000% in the Resource Sheet. The resource calendar for this resource is standard and all the units are available. Now I want the work of ...
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How to assign a resource with two units to the task?

I want to assign a resource -Excavator- to a task -Task#1 : duration = 4 month- : 2 units in first 2 months and 5 units in second 2 months.
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how to assign multiple resources to work equally and in parallel in an effort-driven schedule and keeping duration unchanged

Assumptions: Microsoft Project 2013 An activity has 300hrs work that needs to be completed during 30 working days. Project and resource calendars used are standard and 100% of the laborers working ...
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Error on task dependencies after reschedule

Assumptions before reschedule: Task 1 Finish Date: 1/30/2011 Task 2 depends on Task 1 by Finish-to-Start constraint (without any leads/lags) and thus start on 1/31/2011 After reschedule, Microsoft ...
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Looking for a way to remove an errant calendar from MS Project Professional 2013

I have a project file with a project calendar that shows up in the Change Working Time dialog box's For Calendar dropbox that is not being using in the project file. I've looked in the Calendar tab in ...
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MS Project 2013 cost adjustment

I would like to know what is the best way to handle cost adjustment to the baseline in MS project. Do you save the baseline when you adjust the cost when you get new estimate or not?
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Why does my Earned Value curve go back to zero

I managed to simulate a project in MS Project 2013. I created an initial planning, assigned ressources and put this in a baseline. Then I imagined two status for my project in two different dates. ...
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Un-wordwrapping columns in MS Project 2013

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to "un-wordwrap" columns in MS Project 2013. According to the docs, if I toggle wordwrap off and then manually adjust each row, wordwrap will snap off. I was ...
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How to Stop Activities Moving Automatically on MS-Project Restart

After creating and saving a schedule in MS Project 2013, the next time I open it I find that the order of my activities have changed locations. When looking at the numerical column on the far left in ...
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Must every task in MS project be linked with each other?

The project is composed of three groups of teams, each team will contribute to the project plan. The team has listed their tasks, my question is whether all tasks should have a predecessor and/or ...
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MS Project autoschedule - full days of work are bleeding into next day

I'm scheduling weeks of work in Microsoft Project (2013) wherein each task will normally take a full day of work/duration for a crew. I'm scheduling them for 10-hour days and the duration of the work ...
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Can't find the Task Name column in MS Project 2013

When I create a new project in MS Project 2013, there is no option to add the Task Name column. I've tried clicking on Add New Column but Task Name doesn't appear there: The following (from a ...
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Scheduling hours over a fixed duration in MS-Project 2013

I am new to Project and, rather than spending anymore time reading the web, I thought I'd appeal to some experts. In our company we often schedule tasks similar to the made-up one just below. We are ...
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How can I display buffers in MS Project?

I work on a subproject, the timelines of most work packages we are managing are non critical. In most cases, we have a scenario like this: Team A needs to work 10 days, but can do this anytime during ...
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Show resources grouped by high-level summary task in MS Project

I'm managing a project in MS Project Pro 2013 with several phases, which I have distinguished by summary tasks. Under these summary tasks I have plenty of other tasks, several again summarized. Note ...
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How to edit groups of tasks in Microsoft project?

I want to change hundreds of tasks in a project from "fixed work" to "fix duration" type. When I select multiple tasks - the "Information" dialog changes only one if them. I have also tried to add a ...
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MS Project 2013 - SubProject Finish Date not Calculating Correctly

I have a Master Project with a subproject. Inside the subproject there are two tasks. If opened alone and calculated (F9) the subproject finish date will roll up correctly. If the Master Project is ...
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MS project 2013 - complex resource allocation

I have used MSP before but not for years. I have some long term tasks and I would like to allocate varying quantities of resource requirement (against single resources) each month on these tasks - ...
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How to get MSProject to automatically increase resource usage to over 100% when the average Acutal Work hours is above the standard day work hour?

Let's assume that the standard number of hours worked per day is 8h I have a task with a Duration of 2 days and 16 Work hours The resource RA is assigned 100% to this task. this task mode is set to ...
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Filter with wrong total actual work

I have a problem with filtering in Microsoft Project 2013. When I create a filter based on some criteria, the results doesn't show correct total work and actual work. In fact, it sums actual work of ...
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MS Project: Flags not updating to “NO” automatically

As a follow-up to my question here: Finish Variance formula simplification I've got a set of flags that set to YES if a certain data in text30 field is being displayed. Flag Green --- IIf([Text30]&...
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MS Project: Finish Variance formula simplification

I've set a formula to monitor variance between baseline and scheduled finish. I know that there is a simple finish variance column for this kind of thing, but in my organization we've got certain ...
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Earned value analysis by client and vendor

We all know that some project managers (those that follow PMBOK/PMP) do earned value analysis to know SPI and CPI. Schedule Performance Index (SPI) = Earned Value ÷ Planned Value -- How are we doing ...
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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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MS Project: Few basis questions on tasks management

I have seen different managers entering preferred Duration in days and some in hours. Is there any best practice? I have seen many manager will update "% complete" to update a task progress. Is this ...
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MS Project - Span a task over many days AND allow successor to start right after

I am planning my Master thesis through Microsoft Project. Since some tasks can be exhausting (e.g. writing), I would like to distribute some selected tasks over many days. For example, I am estimating ...
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Changing default time from 0.88 days to 1 day

In Microsoft Project 2013, when I enter a start day of 16/6/2016 and end date of 16/6/2016, the default duration is 0.88 days. When I go into change working time it shows 8 hours per day. Problem is, ...
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How can I view the tasks which are assigned to my organizational team members?

I am a team lead and we are using Microsoft Project Server 2013. My team members have many tasks assigned across different projects. How can I view the tasked assigned to my team members within ...
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Working (part of) an MS Project schedule backwards

I'm trying to make a portion of my MS Project schedule work backwards, and it's not working quite right. I'm hoping you can help. I have a schedule where Task 45 ends on 2/1/17. Tasks 46 through 50 ...
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Relationship between Work, Duration and Units in Microsoft Project 2013

I am struggling with Work/Duration/Units. Example: I have a product that takes 184 hrs to build, we typically have 5-6 guys working on it and in real time, takes about a week to complete. When I ...
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How to show how late a task is in MS-Project 2013?

When a task is late in the status how can we set it up to show how many days it's late not just late? I want to see on each task how many days it's late.
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Drop-down menus in MS Project 2013 disappeared

In one of my MS Project 2013 files, the drop down menus appear when I hover over the column headers in the Task Sheet view. In another file and new files, the drop down menu option does not appear in ...
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Is there a way to links tasks that have overlapped dates?

for example, if I have two tasks start at different dates that end at the same date. My problem is, if I try to link these two tasks, the dates will automatically change, not the original dates I ...
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MS Project 2013 Summary Task “Actual Duration” calculates incorrrectly

All tasks are auto-scheduled. The View below is Tracking. Subordinate Summary Tasks are correct, but one Superior Summary shows incorrect actual duration (see line 73 of the project snippet below). ...
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Plan a task multiple times

I want to make some form of recurring task that will occur after specified other tasks. Instead of every x days/weeks/etc. occur after Task X, Y and Z (self specified) Any help would be appreciated, ...
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How can I do Change Request on Microsoft Project?

Title is self-explanatory. MS Project 2013 for reference. I'm not allowed to disclose many details of the project, but it's a small/medium scale IT project with a team of 6 people. I have everything ...
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PWA's Project Center Timeline Not Adding Tasks or Projects After Editing Webpart

My organization uses Project Web App integrated with Sharepoint task lists to share project plans and delivery schedules. Project Web App's Project Center has an aggregate timeline feature, which ...
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MS Project 2013 resource graph

I am using the standard calendar. Have a resource available 100% of the time. When I add the first task, a 1 hr task, when I look at the resource graph it shows at 100%, I have it set for an 8 hour ...