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Resource-Task table in MS Project

Does anybody knows how to export workload of single resources (columns) per task (rows) from MS Project? The result should look as follows: .............Resource 1.....Resource 2.....Resource 3 Task ...
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Sharing a file without them being able to edit the main file

I need to either create or share my project with others. I don't want them to be able to make changes to my project though. I've tried creating a new one, but they still are able to make changes to ...
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Sending Email Notification when Assigning Task to Resources in Project Server 2016 Web App

I use Project server 2016 and I created a Project web app site. I created an enterprise project and entered the team data. Now I am able to assign tasks to resources. What I want is for the team ...
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Why is MS Project 2016 Showing a $0 for BCWP on a completed task

I am not understanding how MS Project (2016, in this case) calculates the BCWP component of Earned Value. To illustrate: below is a one-task project. The task is five days long, has one resource ...
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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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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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Overrun on Duration

I'm working on a school project and we are having trouble updating our MS Project 2016 file. For a little background: The tasks all have fixed duration and some have dependencies on others being ...
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Work Breakdown Structure - Help on identifiying deliverables, workpackages, etc.,

I'm seeking help for a project I'm involved with. I'm assigned to create a WBS for a project. I'm quite new to PMP and I'd like to ask for help or any advice in creating the WBS of the project we're ...
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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 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 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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MS Project Task Dependencies

Can anyone recommend a "clean" way to set up these three tasks? Thanks! Task A Task B Task C - Both Task A and Task B are predecessors of Task C as follows: Task C to start when Task A ...
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Working time not calculating correctly in tasks

I am using MS Project 2016. I am working on a large project working 10 hour days 6 days per week. I have adjusted working times and days and set Sunday to a non working day. But the finish dates ...
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Microsoft Project - Using "As late as possible" instead of SF dependencies

Im new to project and im trying to link task 2 to a activity in task 1 so that all of the earlier activities in task 2 then work backwards. I have read that i should be using "as late as possible" ...
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Managing Large Teams in MS Project

I am using MS Project 2016. I have been looking at a way to assign tasks to teams rather than to individuals. This is because I am managing large teams, the compositions of which keep changing, ...
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Autosave: How to prevent it being re-enabled with each new session

I find the Autosave feature to be very intrusive and it also interferes with some macros I run. I know how to disable it via File/Options/Save/untick the box, but even if I then immediately save my ...
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Leveling; getting unexpected results

I have spent hours reading up on the leveling algorithm and trying various alternative approaches but I have a problem I simply can't figure out. I'm using MSP 2016. My schedule consists of around ...
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Printing specific date range in ms project 2016

I am trying to print a specific date range from a gantt chart view in ms project 2016, but all that prints out is the whole project. Can you help?
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MS Project - Multi-year Inflation

I am managing a 3 year project in a country where the average annual inflation rate is 12%. Instead of going through every item and entering "+12%" into the cost rate table for each item, is there a ...
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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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Microsoft Project 2016 resource calendar seems to be ignored and no overallocation detected

yesterday I was trying to put in my resource sheet a part-time worker. I changed his calendar appropriately and then assigned him. At that point something strange happened. I summarized everything ...
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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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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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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, ...
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Ms project - removal of base calendar nonworking time not feeding through to resource calendars

I created recurring nonworking time on a base calendar. It correctly worked through onto the relevent resource calendars. I added some nonworking time to individual resource calendars and all is still ...
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In MS project, sub project tasks are not showing up in sprint task board

I added multiple sub projects to my current master project. I don't see the sub project tasks in sprint task board though I assigned sprints to tasks and "show on board" is yes. The tasks ...
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MS Project. Need a field that flags what tasks have only completed predecessors that I can bring through to MS Project online

I'm using MS Project which is connected to a PWA. All users complete their tasks on the online 'Tasks' page. For the task owners, I need a flag that tells them that all the predecessors for their task ...
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Resource Assignments

I have 4 Work resources entered into the Resource sheet and each has standard rates. I assign the work resources to tasks, but one of the tasks continues to display $0.00. Then when I double-click the ...
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How to update some Key information from another Project

I have created a Project in MS Project 2016. Of this data there are probably about 50 tasks which are of high importance. What I would like to do is create a project with the most important 50 tasks, ...
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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 Calendar

I'm new MS Project user; I'm trying to sync my Ms Project 2016 calendar with Outlook 2013, I want tasks due dates give notification in Outlook. How can I do that?
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MS Project : How to debug when "level all" freezes

I have a project with sub-projects which have sub-projects. I'm sharing the resources from one other project file. I'm trying to level all the resources but MS Project freezes and it never ends. How ...
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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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Actual Duration Calculated by MS Project vs Actual Duration of the Project as of the Status Date

My project started in Jan 2020 and as of Jun 2020, we have spent a total of 80 working days ( minus weekends and public holiday). However, the actual duration given by the MS Project is over 90 ...
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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 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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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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Project 2016 update task start dates - am I asking too much?

new to the site and to Project so please bear with me. I'm tinkering with Project and have set up a simple schedule, 4 auto schedule tasks, all effort driven and linked FS. Task 2 has a duration of 2 ...
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MS Project 2016 is returning too many hours in summary tasks for Work

I am using MS Project 2016. Summary calculations for duration are all correct, but SOME of the summary calculations for Work are double or quadruple what they should be, as if it's including subtotals ...
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Custom Formula Field is empty on the Project Center page in Project 2016

I created a custom enterprise field "Today Status" on the PWA as a formula. The formula is: Switch(([Actual Duration] / [Duration]) * 100 = 100, "Project Completed", ([% Complete] &...
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How to resolve the resource overallocation when the resource is allocated with 200%

I have a project with 650 days of effort with 2 resources to work with. For both resource it is 8 hours per day. When I assign resource with 200% of allocation for all the task the resource is ...
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How to make a project use actual months

I am trying to create a project where the duration is calculated in Months. Eg. The project starts on M1 (month January), shall finish on M24 (month December next year). Scenario 1: I'm adding a new ...
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Leveling Algorithm appears to be taking Total Slack into account when it should not. Why?

I have set Leveling Order to be Priority, Standard. Therefore I expected the hierarchy of leveling tests to be as follows Is the Priority of any of the contending tasks 1000? Are any of the ...
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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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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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Estimate date based on number of resources allocated to project

Is there any way to determine an estimated project date by number of resources allocated? I have set up all my tasks to automatic and effort driven and identified critical tasks and dependencies, but ...
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change working time doest affect existing task in project

Microsoft Project--- In our project calendar we have changed working time from 8 hours to 9 hours all times are correctly set 8 to 12 and 1 to 6 for monday to friday but after changing default end ...
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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 ...