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Questions tagged [ms-project]

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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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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How to create a burndown chart?

I'm taking a project management course in college and am completely new to it. My professor asked us to create a burndown chart out of a project in Microsoft project. The project is this: The ...
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Why does my Earned Value curve go back to zero

I managed to simulate a project in MS Project 2013. I created an initial planning, assigned ressources and put this in a baseline. Then I imagined two status for my project in two different dates. ...
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MS Project: How to deal with a reopened task

There have a task which we assume be completed for a while, but just now we figured out that task is incomplete. How should I deal with that reopened task ? Should I set a baseline and then clean the ...
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Can I convert relationships in MS Project from Start-to-Start to Finish-to-Start? Is there any equation for it?

I have a MPP file with Start-to-Start relationship between tasks. But when I import to MPP in one project, I need to convert it to Finish-to-Start relationship because the system only supports finish-...
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How can I add a rented resource to MS Project?

I need to create a new resource that include a pay per day and quantity parameters. For example, I have a resource "Rented Car - Type 1" with 60€/Day as daily cost. In my project, I have a task (10 ...
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% Allocation in MS Project gantt view

I have an issue with MS Project right now. We have several Gantts which we would like to see the % Allocation of a person in a separate column. In the Resource Usage view it is possible to show a ...
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Changing Actual Cost (AC) with Real Cost Field

I was trying to change the Actual Cost field (AC) for earned valued analysis, but I think I'm doing something wrong or not understanding something well enough. When I change the Real Cost, I think I ...
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Why the comparisons between % complete and % planned complete is meaningless?

In ms-project I was trying to compare % complete vs. planned % complete over time. When I was looking how to do this in google, many people say it was meaningless and that I should instead use ...
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MS Project - how to set a task to finish before else start after a set period

I'm trying to set a task to either be wholly complete by 1st Dec, if not then start after 1st Jan (i.e. don't start at all if it can't be completed by 1st Dec). I don't want to split the task. Is ...
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Working Day in Resource Calendar Not Showing Up - MS Project 2010

I'm working on a schedule for teams that work Thurs-Thurs. I have a base calendar for the project that has the correct working days and times and have resource calendars for the individual teams. ...
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What is the formula to automatically update task progress (% Complete) based on custom flag indicator

In my project I have roughly 45 ongoing tasks that in themselves aren't remarkably important to track progress against and I want to set an automatic rule on these tasks to continuously update ...
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MS Project displaying work hours extremely wrong compared to duration and resource allocation

I am having an issue with working hours in my project plan with the work hours showing millions of hours even though when factoring duration and resources this is off by a huge margin. For Example: ...
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Split task in case of interruption: know when start, postpone finish based on interruptions

I'm new in Microsoft Project & in the forum, so forgive me if my comment is just imposible to manage... I have a team in which some of the members get continuous interruptions due to urgent ...
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How can I create a “pool” of tasks to choose from whenener there is available time?

Project description I have a Microsoft project file where every task has an important sequence to be followed. But the way tasks are leveled; there are small gaps of free time where workers could ...
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Un-wordwrapping columns in MS Project 2013

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to "un-wordwrap" columns in MS Project 2013. According to the docs, if I toggle wordwrap off and then manually adjust each row, wordwrap will snap off. I was ...
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MS Project time management scheduling

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to make a project auto-predict time usage for my team but only allow each project to use a certain % of time a day. Ex. I have Project 1-4 and employee 1-3....
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Many Simultaneous Projects

I am relatively new Project Scheduling/Management. I have been using Microsoft Project for about 6 months to schedule projects for the engineering dept. The IT dept came to me for some help in ...
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Template Microsoft Project with Scrum

I am a Product Owner. Does anyone have a template/example of how to use Microsoft Project to manage Scrum? I need to know how to manage the backlog, handle sprints, etc.
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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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Manual schedule vs. Auto schedule

I am developing and maintaining a complicated system project plan that comes from 3 different groups. Each provided manual scheduled time with start and finish dates, but they are not sequenced. I am ...
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Can I set a task to start when any one of its 2 predecessor tasks end?

I have 2 independent tasks running in parallel and need to set a task that begins when either of the first 2 ends. Can I do this in MS Project, and if so, how?
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Complex project schedule

I have a project that lasts 1.5 years, the project plan has over 400 tasks pulled in from different groups, currently all tasks are not linked, and are not arranged chronologically but sit together in ...
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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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Various resource assignments for different portions of a task

Consider two tasks (Task 1 and Task 2), as well as two resources (Developer 1 and Developer 2). Task 1 and 2 respectively require 1 and 2 days from start to finish. I want to make the following ...
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Microsoft Project as collaboration tool

I want to create a project management and collaboration tool for a small company. I need a strong integration with Exchange, Active Directory, and to be prepared for a future integration with Dynamics ...
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Task with duration and no hours

I am trying to add a task to my project. The task is assigned to my customer. I want to give them 30 days to complete the task and I don't care how many hours it takes them. Other than the 30 day ...
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Duration vs Work

I am trying to use my MS plan for resource calculations. What I want is to put a few resources against a task based on their different % allocations and want the MS project to automatically ...
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How to show resource usage for the current project only?

In MS Project, is there a way to show resource usage for the current Project only? When viewing the resource usage report, the totals by resource include allocation for all projects. Can it be ...
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Which Predecessors/Successor and constraint should I be using?

I'm stuck with an issue with scheduling my construction project. A concrete slab pour takes only one day to complete and we pour two floors a week, every Tuesday and Saturday (3-day schedule). I set ...
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In MSP, what are the differences between “Status Date” and “Current Date”?

I googled up a bit about this but could not find a real answer, so here I am! In Microsoft Project, you have two things: The Current Date (Can be find in Project>Project Information) The Status ...
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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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How can I calculate earned value in MS Project with variable costs?

I'm using MS Project to manage training projects as a vendor. We are currently calculating earned value based on the hours budget for deliverables. However, we often have multiple people on the ...
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Setting up two predecessors to the same task in MS Project

Let's suppose there are two tasks (A and B) among others. I'd like to restrict B in such a way that: It starts 5 natural days after A starts It finishes 5 laborable days after A has finished ...
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Display completion % by custom columns instead of summary tasks?

I have a project structured with the below tasks: Summary task A: Project Initiation Sub task A1 Sub task A2 Summary task B: Project Design Sub task B1 (Workstream 1) Sub task B2 (Workstream 1) ...
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How to display ES, LS, EF, LF in numbers using MS Project, Network Diagram?

For Network Diagram, MS Project has the following fields in date format: Early Start ES. Early Finish EF. Late Start LS. Late Finish LF Although, How can I display them in Network Diagram in numbers?...
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MS Project - How to use global calendar to each human resource?

On MS Project, how can I set a calendar with local holiday/day off for a specifics resources located in different countries, for example, Australia and Ireland?
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MS Project - One year is calculated wrong

I have two tasks in ms project: Task A, start: today 03/22/2017 Task B, predecessor: Task A FS+12eMonths Task A and B are both 0 days long and automatically planned. Task B start/finish is calculated:...
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Use elapsed days in german ms project

As I've found out recently, there is a way to use elapsed days (instead of working days in MS Project). But I use german MS project and there you can't use the english words. You have to stick with ...
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assigning multiple people to a single task in MSP

I am struggling with adding multiple resources to a task in MSP. So for example, I have 2 people that I need to attend a 1 hour workshop. Total work is 2 hours as I need both there for full duration....
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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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Default Header and Footer, for All Microsoft Project Views?

I currently add header and footer via File > Print > Page Setup, then tabs "Header" and "Footer". It seems these header and footer settings differ, however, by the view selected. For example, if I ...
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How to sort by task numbers?

I’m running into a formatting issue that I’ve never seen before with Project. If I have a list of tasks under a summary task and then insert a new task in the middle of the list, after I change views ...
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Microsoft Project: How to make two resources work at the same time on the same task when using automatic resource leveling?

In Microsoft Project I have a task with these attributes: Duration = 0.5 days Resources = Person A[100%]; Person B[100%] Type = Fixed Duration Effort driven = No (implying Level Assignments = No) ...
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From Microsoft Project to JIRA

I know that this is a topic that has been talked about a lot but I need to export a project from MS Project to JIRA. I know that there are a few JIRA addons to make this job but they are paid and my ...
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How can I make a summary task repeat?

I have a project that requires processing a currently unknown number of items. I can estimate how long each sub-step will take for a single item, and I have a starting estimate for the number of items,...
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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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Presenting the scope (include management into feature or as a separate line)

Working on the project plan and WBS during engagement phases, sales usually want to provide features to the client so that he can pick and choose. It is easy to do it in excel with % and so on... But ...
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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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How to Add Actual Hours

I'm in a group project at school. We built a MS Project file for our group, and set durations for all tasks. Everything is Auto-Scheduled. We also set up resources for ourselves to work on the tasks. ...