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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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Creating an MS Project task with fixed duration and work, but variable resource loading

I have a Microsoft Project 2013 schedule where I would like to have an overall task that takes 100hrs from 3 resources. ResourceA and ResourceB will be fully loaded for 90% of that time. ResourceC is ...
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How to delete Project server 2013 web app Administrative Time items

I have MS Project Server 2013 and created Project Web App site I have created multiple Administrative Time items now I want to delete Administrative Time items but there is no option.
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Project 2013 custom cost field, project time-phased

I created a custom cost field (in Project 2013) called, "Labor Contract Amt" and would like to use the Cash Flow chart to compare "Cost" to "Labor Contract Amt" across any selected period of time. As ...
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Timestamp fields for <initial creation> and <last update> of a task

Microsoft Project 2013: Are there any default fields which show Time & Date when a task was FIRST CREATED, and when it was LAST EDITED ? I would like to filter for tasks which lately have been ...
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delay in schedule as KPI?

In Microsoft Project 2013, what is the best way to show delay in schedule as KPI? In EPM, I want to highlight the projects with more than 20% of schedule delay.
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Assigning MSP resources with future availability to tasks

I have a project with a bunch of tasks of 20 days each and each of those tasks is assigned to 1 of 4 full time resource. There are no scheduling dependencies so I am allowing Project to auto level ...
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Simultaneous use of resources

I’m trying out Project 2013 to use to run a test lab, so apologies for the noob question. This seems like a basic scenario but what I’ve found on this forum is “Project doesn’t work like that”: I have ...
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Report in MS Project (Hr/task/resource)

I am trying to find/create a report in MS Project 2013 in order to display hours done in a month by a certain group of resource or a resource only (they are already grouped in the Allocation tab) with ...
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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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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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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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When I split a task, where can I find the dates related to the cut?

When I split a task, where can I find the dates related to the cut ? I mean: Start date; End and start of the first cut; Start of the second cut; End of the second part of the task.
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Microsoft Project 2013 Custom Report Not Respecting Task Filter

I've recently made the move to Project 2013 Standard (15.0.4727.1001) and seem to be having problems using even simple filters I've created within custom reports. For example, I wanted to create a ...
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How to filter the tasks that have a non-estimated duration?

I would like to filter only the tasks that have a duration fixed and know. I have a lot of tasks with an estimated duration, I want to filter the others. Is this possible under MS Project 2013 ?
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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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Resource time not allocating correctly in Project 2013

I'm planning a project where I want my resources to dedicate one day week each to project work. I've created a calendar for each resource which blocks out their day, so there are Tuesday only, ...
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How to compute the real finish date?

I would like to compute the real finish date, I mean : If Start date is 01/01/2015. and the Duration is 7 days , the real finish date is supposed to be 07/01/2015 (or at least 08/01/2015). Please ...
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Work days and Duration does not match

I am using a 5 working days & 8 hours standard calendar. My task is 30 days . I have selected a start date on Monday and end date on Friday (30th work day) but the durationn reflects as 40 days ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to scroll (MS Project Professional 2013)

I'm unable to scroll quickly in my project file and need to select all tasks and copy so I can paste in an Excel file. Is there a quicker way or key strokes to select all and copy?
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How to set none working days in MS Project server 2013 project web app page

I have setup MS Project 2013 server, and created project web apps I created enterprise projects How can I set none working days in MS Project Enterprise web app site or the enterprise project of ...
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Finding out individual resource planned hours from MPP

I have created a year long project's MPP. Next I want to figure out planned hours for each resource. I am using Microsoft Project Standard 2013. What I want is to specifically point out the total ...
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Gaps in resource scheduled time

I'm attempting to use the "Level All" button in MS Project 2013 Professional. There are three resources, which you can see in the screenshot, with two of the resources working on the same item, shown ...
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Removing Orphan Entries from an MS Project Resource Pool?

We are using Project 2013 (Standard) and have defined a 'Resource Pool.mpp' to share resources across multiple project (.mpp) files. Older project files that were linked have been moved, removed or ...
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Finish Date not correct

I have one task that starts on 8/1/22 and ends on 1/23/23, but the duration is 2.5 days. The end date isn't calculating correctly. I have theses resources assigned to the task, total 27.2 baseline ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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So lost with Resources in MS Project 2013

I have a project in MS Project 2013 that has many over allocated tasks. I do not have enough resources to finish the project by the due date. I need to figure out how many people to hire. Can ...
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Custom Fields with empty Values on MS Project

I am trying to use custom fields to manage a project, but the main task is not showing values for the calculated fields. I'm working on MS Project and decided to create some Custom Fields. I've ...
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Why the Auto-scheduled Finish date is Wrong in this case , using MS Project 2013 ?

When I set a Auto scheduled task to Start date : 07/05/2015 , and Duration to 12 month. I get a Finish date of 07/06/2016. There is a problem ! The finish day is supposed to be : 07/05/2015. I ...
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How to quickly see parent tasks in MS Project

When working with a large plan spread over several screenfuls, it is difficult to see the place occupied by a given task in the task hierarchy. Is there any quick way to see the "outline path" that ...
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How to add recurring task in MS Project server 2013?

I have MS Project server 2013 and I have created one PWA and now I want to create a recurring task. Can anyone tell me how can I create recurring task in a MS Project server 2013 web app?
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Schedule entire project based on a 5 hr work day

Using MSoft Project 2013. Wanting to schedule entire project based upon a 5 hr work day. I have performed the following steps to do this however it does not seem to be working: In MS Project; file\...
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Force recalculation of Work field

Is it possible to force a re-calculation of a the "Work" field after updating % allocation of resources in the resource sheet or in the resource names column? I am using MSP 2013 standard.
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Push all dates back by 7 days in a project (project 2013)

I am doing a project for college and I am being forced to use project 2013... I have got a very basic understanding, but I need to push all dates from a certain point back by 7 days, I was wondering ...
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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 ...