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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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How to communicate/word cost ranges?

When you display cost estimates, when it comes to ranges, what words do you use to convey: Lower End of the Range, and higher End of the range. The terms I chose (Min/Max) were not liked , so I was ...
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Recommendation for MS Project courses [on hold]

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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Microspft project showing incorrect baseline hours when baseline the tasks

Microsoft project plan: I am trying to baseline the newly added tasks, but the total hours is showing differently each time when I baseline it. It shows some random decimals values. All points are ...
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How to Kick off a Task with just 1 predecessor complete

So I have Task A,B,C, Task B is based on CSF-5, (needs to have finish date 5 days prior to C date), but I want the task to kick off as soon as Task A is completed. Is there a way to set that? ...
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Task to have Finish Date based on Backwards Logic but kick off after another Task is complete

I have a Task 16 that needs to be due 7 days prior to Task 18 So I set Task 16 to have predecessor (18SF-7d). But I also want this task to kick off as soon as Task 6 is completed... How can I ...
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Problem adding resources in MS Project

When I assign a resource in Project, it lists the resource in the resource column and creates a new line listing only the resource. How do I turn this off?
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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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MS Project resource allocation

I have a mechanic 'X' who can work only 4 hours for projects and the remaining 4 hours he spends on repair. How can I set him up in MS project as a resource? e.g. if I have a project of 10 hours ...
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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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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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How to link BCWP to a customized column I created for physical percent complete

As physical % complete does not roll-up summary tasks, I created a column called 'physical percent complete'. I think I need to link this column to Budgeted Cost of Work Performed (BCWP), just so I ...
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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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Master Project in MSProj10 moves the dates in the subprojects

When I add in the subprojects to the Master Project, the date ranges are unaffected UNTIL I expand the subproject - at which point - the dates all shift to the right. Can I prevent this?
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Is it possible to have a Master “master project” in MSProj10- that is to have a subproject that has its own subprojects?

I want to have a Grandmaster of a complex project - that is one that is has subprojects which themselves are made up of subprojects. Will that work in MSProj10
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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 copy and paste a large number of tasks in the same project file?

I have a schedule broken down by building number (bldg. 1-39); I have inputted the tasks for bldg. 1 (approx. 200) and need to copy and paste this to the other 39 buildings. I can't seem to do this ...
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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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Allocating more resource into task no impact on overall duration of project, Why? [closed]

I'm a beginner. In my project, I added some resource into 2 tasks. The tasks' combined duration changed from 6 weeks to 2 weeks, but there was no impact on the overall duration of the project. Is ...
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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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MS Project 2010 task calendar not working

I've created a task calendar for certain transports that can only occur on Wednesdays, with only Wednesdays marked as working time. But when I apply that calendar to the transport milestone items, MS ...
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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 model extended period of 'searching for product' tasks in MS-Project?

We run a sale of second hand goods from clients. We would set a target say 200 items this season and start contacting people we know who have items they want to sell. We would spend about 2 months ...
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How to put regular “post to facebook” tasks in MS-Project?

I'm new to project management, among other tasks our company has decided to post messages to social media regularly. Say we want to post every week, how would you write these tasks in MS-Project? ...
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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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Portfolio and Project Specific KPIs and Dashboard

What are the the most important KPI's in portfolio and project level you must have in your PMIS ( Project Management Information System) dashboards. As an example performance metric some use CPI/SPI ...
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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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How to get Project to _not_ auto-update

I have been tasked to use Microsoft project in a group assignment to help manage it, but I'm having trouble getting the durations and dates to not auto update. I basically would like to have the ...
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Plot CVI and SVI in EVA graphical report

I am using Project 2007 to perform the calculation related to the EVA methodology. Everything works as expected, and when I generate the earned value over time graphical report I have the correct ...
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How to show critical path INCLUDING completed tasks (in MS Project 2010)

My project is 75% complete and I have no problem getting a nice view in MS Project showing the remaining critical path. However, I want a view that shows how we got to this point, in other words I ...
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MS Project compatibility and Office 365

I have two questions for the experts on MS Project I have heard that Microsoft will now be releasing updates (from Sept 2018) for O365 without testing them for MS Project 2010. Is this True? Also, ...
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How to turn off auto duration calculation is MS project 2010?

I tried File -> option -> Schedule -> Calculation after edit -> Off And Task mode -> manual scheduled I want to set start date at 12/01/09 and end date at 03/03/09 but I want to set the duration to ...
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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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Calculate Cost Deviation

How to calculate Deviation of work and cost of each task on MS project 2010. There is any option for finding the report of Standard deviation. How to find "Cost Deviation" in MS project 2010. Is it ...
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Set Undo Level by the use of VBA in MS Project 2010

How to set Undo Level of MS project 2010 by the help of Visual Basic. I set by option> Advanced>Undo Level but it's not working properly. How to find VB code window for set the undo level in MS ...
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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 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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Ms Project - Assign resource for fixed duration

Suppose we have two tasks T1 and T2 taking respectively 3 days and 10 days to complete, and two resources R1 and his best friend, R2. T1 starts on Nov 1rst and is supposed to finish on Nov 3rd, while ...
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I want to link one task as successor to multiple task in MS project

I want to link one task as successor to multiple task in MS project. How it can be done quickly? There is one successor and 50 predecessors.
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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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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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Adding a subproject at top level

When I add a subproject to a master project, it always becomes a part of the project just above it. It is indented one more level. Must I only create subprojects on the top row of the project? Using ...
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Allocating a single resource with multiple subprojects

It appears that a resource with the same name in the master and in an external subproject are considered two (2) separate resources. If Sue has a task on ProjectA and Sue has a task on ProjectB and ...
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Project 2010 schedule a task ALAP using a deadline

I have a task with fixed duration that must finish by a certain date. It has several predecessors. If I schedule it manually (start and finish date) it obviously works OK, but I would rather schedule ...
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How to avoid ms project schedule task before status day

I notice a strange behavior of ms project when I use leveling resource. For example, I split the work of my team into two main activity (main task1, main task2); I added 6 task each of a duration of ...
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Task Details Form - Use for Current, Actual and Baseline radio buttons

I'm slowly learning Project but can't seem to find the answer especially to the different uses or meanings for the Current and Actual buttons on the Task>Details form. Could someone explain them to me ...
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MS Project 2010 - How to import tasks with dependencies

I'd like to use MS Project to analyse aircraft maintenance work force requirements for the next 18-24 months. The maintenance is a combination of repetitive and one-off servicings. I have task ...
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Rules for Task Links in MS Project

I wanted to find a set of rules related to how task links work. As example, Task D (sucessor task) may have 3 predecesssor links into that are FS, SS,FF, and all with various dates. How should Task D ...
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Make duration dependant or update it based on a cell

Starting with my first ms-project: I want to plan the production of our machines at work. I only know the time it takes to produce one part (example: reference #1 takes 20 seconds). Now, I can ...
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How do I group tasks in MS-Project?

This is my first ms-project. I want to plan the production and external operations of our plant. Production of reference #1 is something that will likely happen every 4 to 6 weeks (every time I ...