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Questions tagged [ms-project2013]

This tag is for all questions that involve Microsoft Project version 2013.

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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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what is the reason of calculating duration in Microsoft Project in decimal form?

when I enter the start times and end times of tasks, software calculates duration of task in decimal form. I have checked calender setting and I think it is correct but I can't solve this problem. I ...
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MS Project 2013 - Resource Overallocations during specific time period with 100% Availability

Is there a way to set resource availability by task (not project) during a specific time period in MS Project 2013 ? For example there is a resource allocated to Task 1 that starts in Dec 2015 and ...
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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 assign multiple resources to a in MS Project and making them work different hours over the same duration

I am trying to load resources into tasks in MS Project 2013 Standard. The tasks have specific durations for when they should start and end. For each task, I would like to assign multiple resources and ...
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Using ms-project from onedrive

I have a free onedrive account (via Hotmail account) that I use for word, excel type of documents. I now have a need to create a Microsoft project document (with gantt chart) but when I click on New ...
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MS Project: Make task delays visible

I want to show the delays that are caused by moving the end of a task. Let's say I have a task that is planned like that: Task 1 - Start: 26.10.2015 End: 20.11.2015 Now the following changes occur: ...
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How can I perform a comparison between baseline and actual hours worked?

How could I calculate cumulative hours worked on all tasks from project start date to current date (status) to get a comparison between projected hours worked (baseline) and actual hours worked (...
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Is there a way to use your customized fields in reports created in MS project 2013?

I have some customized fields that I've created. I really need to find a way to use them while I'm creating customized reports in MS project, but I just see the built-in fields when I want to create ...
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How to import Actual Work to MS Project 2013 from CSV

I would like to import CSV file with the following structure to MS Project 2013 as Tasks (type of data you want to import in the Import Wizard). Outline_Level;Name;Actual_Work 1;Project name; 2;Task ...
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Disallow multitasking in MS Project

I have a worker assigned. He can only work half days (3.5 hours here). After leveling for over-allocations, project wants him to work 1.75 hours on 2 tasks instead of 3.5 hours on one until ...
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How to add special, non-continuous dates to one task?

I am using Microsoft Project Standard 2013 and would like to know how I can add a split task to my gantt diagram. This task shell visualize dates where no changes to our infrastructure are allowed. ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to show the percentage of completed task in the Timeline in MS Project?

I am using Microsoft Project 2013. I would like to visualize in the Timeline the percentage of completed task, for example 33%... Is this possible ?