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Use this generic tag for questions that apply to most versions of Microsoft Project. For version-specific questions, please use an alternate tag instead of the catch-all tag. Version tags currently include: ms-project-2003, ms-project-2007, ms-project-2010, ms-project-2013, and ms-project-2016.

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MS Project - Link multiple columns to the Resource Sheet

I have (somehow) managed to create one column which successfully links to the Resource Sheet. When using the drop down, it brings up all of the names in the resource sheet, and allows you to choose ...
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Example Gantt charts in proposals - how to remove dates in MS Project?

We are a B2B service provider. Many of our potential customers want to see a Gantt chart in the proposal. These are created based on a broadly estimated start date. Our problem: our clients aren't ...
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Software to track projects measured in hours and minutes

I am trying to remember my Project Management class from college many years ago. I have been part of several IT projects where multiple entities are involved. For these projects (or cutovers or ...
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How can I change the estimated dates value in MS Project 2010 without affecting plan dates?

I want to include plan dates, estimated dates and actual dates in my MS project plan.The plan date should never change for a task, Whatever changes that will happen should be only done to estimated ...
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Creating a Template in MS Project

My work consists of a number of nearly identical projects and I'm wondering if I can create some kind of template in Microsoft Project. Hopefully this isn't too stupid a question as I've only ever ...
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Let MS Project adjust previous dependent tasks' schedule based on last task's due date

I want to tet MS Project adjust previous dependent tasks' schedule based on last task's due date. I'll try to tell my requirement via image below: last row is a milestone (final report) and has a due ...
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Let MS Project 2010 assign resources to tasks?

Technical question concerning MS Project 2010: I have a Gantt with a list of tasks. For each task I have the work defined (ex: 2 wks). Each task can only have one person (resource) assigned to it. ...
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% Complete confusion in MS Project 2007

I'm a little confused about how MS Project 2007 is calculating % Complete in the following instance.... As you can see, CM Front Office (Level 1) is showing 99% Complete, even though there are ...
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MS Project 2013 Reports: ACWP in Timephased Line Chart does not match ACWP in Column Chart or Table

Version: Microsoft Project 2013 Standard (15.0.4420.1017) Hello - I am creating a report in MS Project 2013. When I create a time-phased line chart containing ACWP, the ACWP shown in the chart for ...
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Duration and work of additional resources in MS Project

I have a trouble. Consider a task 'developing software'. This task has 1000hrs of work. A single developer might work for 1000hrs, or two for 500hrs. Duration, in a standard 5d with 8hr/day, is 125 ...
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How to share with a link to a viewer with stakeholders

I'm tired of trying to keep everyone partially happy - some prefer excel, some prefer pdf, very few have ms project. What I'm looking for is a simple link that I could send out to everyone, giving ...
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Why does the graphic indicator not show for milestone task?

Why for milestone task, the graphic indicator did not show? The formula to consider is the following: IIf(CDbl([Baseline Finish]>60000)," Not Baseline",IIf(([Baseline Duration]=0 Or [Duration]=0),...
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Microsoft Project, total resource usage by group

I have Project 365 and I am trying to create a view where a task will display all the resources it uses, and then total them by group. For example I have the Group "labour" where I've put all my ...
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Automatically synchronize between Flowcharts (form of PERT charts) and Gantt charts? [closed]

Summary I'm seeking project-management software tools (be they online/cloud or installed software) that support automatic synchronizing between Flowcharts (a form of PERT charts) and Gantt charts. ...
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MS Project how to compare “% Complete” with “Planned % Complete”

I need to have a column to show Planned % Complete for a certain date that I will compare with % Complete column. Now % Complete formula is cstr(IIf([Duration]=0,0,100*[Actual Duration]/[Duration])) ...
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MS Project - Duration without a start and finish date

I'm currently working on a schedule where we have several options. Due to the fact there are several of them, and it's not decided which we are going to be asked to perform, I want to be able to show ...
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How auto share resource for multiple tasks in MS Project

Suppose I have three tasks, each task requires one resource (one engineer), if I have 3 separated resources, say A, B, C, how can I auto assign these resource to my tasks depending on availability. ...
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Microsoft Project - display “plan schedule” vs “actual schedule”

I work on a project with many changes. To get data about how these changes affect my project, I want to show my boss about my plan gantt & actual gantt on the same diagram. Could I do this with ...
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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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MS Project 2010 Auto-calculating and setting Resource % Allocations

been thinking about how to do this, maybe it requires a macro? Scenario: Resource A is allocated to Task 1 @ 50%, and Task 2 @ 50% for the same week. I now want to change the Task A allocation to 80%...
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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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Resource Planning Question

Does anyone know how to plan one resource in Project 2010 when the touch time for that resource for the task such as reviewing something is only 5 hours, but I am obligated to have the object in a ...
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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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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 ?
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MS Project 2010 display backcolour of calendar and logo not printing

I would appreciate any assistance with the following MS Project 2010 questions: 1) In page set up / header/ I have inserted the company logo. This is visible in print preview but does not display on ...
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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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Microsoft Project - Break Task Delay Variance

I'm using Project 2010. I'm currently putting in actual start and finish days for activities. We are tracking several delays, for each of these delays I am putting a task break for the duration of the ...
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MS Project predecessor formula

I am going to build a project with several tasks and subtasks that have the same structure. For example: SECTION A task 1 task 2 task 3 SECTION B task 1 task 2 task 3 ....... What I would like to do ...
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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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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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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 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 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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MS Project 2016 - Work hours do not add up

A section in my project has 12 sub tasks, each at 178 hours. So why does the total show 2135.92 and not 2136 hours? Other sections do add up. Working in MS Project 2016 (16.0.4549.1000) on a 32 ...
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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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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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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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Tasks on my Project do not print

I am using MS Project at work, and I noticed on one job when I print the calendar, certain tasks do not show up. It appears that every task that is lower in the day cell does not show up on the Print. ...
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How can I highlight the “today line” in an MS Project Gantt chart?

I have an eye problem, so I want to make the "today line" in my Gantt chart to be larger and bolder. Is there any way to do so?
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Tracking estimates and delays in Microsoft Project

I'm using Microsoft Project 2007 for the first time to produce a plan and track multiple workstreams. This includes developers which is straight forward and an editorial team which is new for me. ...
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Applying conditional formatting on task status!

I am looking to apply conditional formatting specifically on task status field. Meaning, when the task is on schedule or complete, the task bar turns green. If the task is late, the bar turns red etc. ...
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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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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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What Kind of Options Do I Have in MS Project For Storing Detailed, Formatted Notes and Comments?

I am new to MS project and afik, for each task we can add detailed notes to it. But is there a way I can capture more information. For example, I need to store the details of the task in one note ...
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MS project - tentative task date and followup

New to MS project. Maybe I am not using it entirely to manage project, but resources. I wanted to plan installation dates of our technician. I know the tentative/estimated date. I can enter a task in ...
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Planning of work with taking into account resource availability (MS Project)

I have the following situation in my organization: Some developers are assigned to Project A. Since this project is currently in the final stage of maintenance (bug corrections, etc.) their ...
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Conditionally formatting bar styles in Project 2010

In Project 2010, is it possible to conditionally format a bar style/color based on the value of a custom field for a given task? I see a pretty complicated workaround to accomplish this with Project ...
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Does Microsoft Project fullfill my needs for project management software for less than 10 people managing projects?

I work for a small plastics manufacturing company. We have 14 employees total but only 3-5 to start would be using Project to organize our projects. To this point we have only used excel and other ...
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Microsoft Project - View Resource Cost for a Specific Timeframe

Using Microsoft Project 2010, how do I view how much a resource costs the project between a specific time period? For example, I want to view how much the "HR" resource cost the project between ...
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Portfolio Reports from Microsoft Project files

How can I take schedule information from multiple (40+) Microsoft Project files and create portfolio dashboards and reports. Specifically, I'd like to see Gantt charts for all projects in a stack.