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How to Import Resource Availability from Excel when it varies by month

I have a number of generic resources, eg Engineers, where each individual is treated as interchangeable with all the other Engineers. I want to show their availability as for instance 100% in October ...
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Auto populate project level Priority field based on lookup to Excel file table

I have multiple small plans (managed by PMs) embedded in a master plan file which I manage. The PMs can add tasks to the sub plans as necessary. After receiving each sub plan and refreshing the ...
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MS-Project 2016: Sort does not work

With MS-Project 2016 (version up-to-date) I have created a custom report (showing filtered tasks). I want to sort it ascending by Finish date (soonest finish on the top). But it does not work. It ...
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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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How can you represent a task which only takes place at specific days on MS Project?

I want to represent a task which only takes place at specific days on MS Project: for example, on 01/01/2018 between 9:00 and 11:00, on 03/03/2018 between 10:00 and 12:00 and on 12/03/2018 between 11:...
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How to show slippage in MS Project 2016?

Probably a noddy question, but need to ask. I'd like to be able to demonstrate real time slippage on my plan, for remodeling impact purposes. I have both original baseline dates and current dates ...
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How to calculate the completion percentage relation by start and finish dates

I need to calculate the current date in relation to the start and end dates of a task and would expect to see a field that shows the completion percentage. Something like this Question or this ...
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Recommendation for MS Project courses

I'm looking for some recommendations on courses for building and managing a Microsoft Project Schedule. I've looked over this SE question for reference material and books. If anyone knows any good ...
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How to work with estimated end dates in MS Project?

I am new to MS Project and already asked a question here that revealed my incomplete knowledge of the scheduling process. After reading some articles and watching videos like this one, I think of ...
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Task update approvals on a PWA Timesheet automatically changes MS Project duration on task and overall finish date for Project

A resource is assigned to an automatically scheduled task with start date: 2/12 and finish date:2/22. The baselined, saved and published project is scheduled to finish 2/23. The resource does not ...
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Does Microsoft TFS have all I need for Agile Project Management?

If I want to use Agile, and use a Scrum implementation, will TFS do all I need? Or do I need something else? I have MS Project 2016 (not using Project Server), and it has an Agile template, but most ...
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How to change a Resources working hours from a specific date onward?

I have a resource who currently has custom working hours. The resources hours will be changing in a couple of months time and I would like to see how this is going to affect the project without ...
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How to pause task to complete another task

I currently have 2 identical projects beginning at different times (will be adding more). The manager has a number of "Review" tasks spread out in the project as well as some of his own work. The ...
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Scheduling: Remaining Work

Let's say I have a task that I've know is going to take 12 hours to do. But when I schedule resources, I only scheduled 6 hours of resources. How could I show that the resources are under scheduled. ...
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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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Gantt Chart Style Change for 2016

I have just changed over to MS Project 2016 Pro from 2010 and have noticed that the Gantt Style is different. The better aesthetic look of the rounded bars and shading in 2010 has gone in 2016. Does ...
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MS Project Update Project and Level All

I have a bunch of tasks set up to get done by a dozen teams. The teams are in as resources that have varying sizes. 200%, 400%, 600% whatever.. When I report the tasks, some have been started and ...
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Resource representing a group in MS Project

I want to make a very high level gantt with MS Project. Let's say I have an estimate of effort in days. Let's say I have a team of 15 people that have approximately the same amount of statutory ...
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How to set a specific resource in MS Project to have a max work capacity of 7 hours a day?

I'm working on this slightly complicated project schedule in MS Project 2016. I'm not new to MS Project and have used it for several years, but not necessarily an expert either. For my project, I need ...
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Project Server 2016 doesn't send task assignment alerts to resources

I have SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016. I turned on notification sending in Central Administration and for each resources, but resources don't receive any alerts/notifications after ...
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MS Project doesn't calculate task finish date correclty

I have an issue with MS Project 2016. I have a task which starts on May 9th and is estimated to 72 hrs. I have assigned a resource, which is available 4 hours per day (I assigned the resource using ...
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How to manage “pools of resources” in Microsoft Project 2016?

I need to create multiple pools of resources (each containing interchangeable resources within). To clarify I need a pool of front-end developers, another of back-end developers, and a pool of testers....
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Task Duration and work

I am trying to carry out following and having difficulty but I cannot figure out why, I am not expert at MS Project. I have one "100% completed" task with duration 35days No Resources have been ...
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In Microsoft Project, the values for my Work column appear to be wrong

I'm just getting started with Microsoft Project and I'm using it to plan out a project we have. There are several tasks on it where I would like the whole team (5 people) to work on a Task. My ...
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Show days to end when text in column is No or W.I.P

When a column with a dropbox shows the value "No" or "W.I.P" (work in progress) the Days to End must be shown in another column. What I need is when there is a "Yes" in the Work Ready column the text "...
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How to configure the project schedule for parallel tasks?

I have a resource with 50% availability for a project. I have set the Units in MS Project for 50% for him. He has a number of tasks assigned to him that can be done in parallel. How do I configure ...
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How can I set up a supervisor to multiple workers in multiple tasks in MS Project

I have 4 tasks, and I have assigned 2 workers to each task. As these tasks will be done at the same time, and are correlated, I want to assign a supervisor to these 8 workers. So, basically this ...
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lag must be exactly 2weeks

I have a number of tasks which have 3 subtasks each that MUST start and be completed exactly 2 weeks from each other. (each subtask is half day) i.e. task1: (subtask1 @ day1, subtask2 @ day14, ...