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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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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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Move a task to weekend in MPP 2010

I am new to MPP. I need to move a task (say prod deployment) to a particular weekend in MPP 2010. I am planning to do the following Make the particular weekends as working days for the resource which ...
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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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TFS Work Item Customization for Deliverable Tracking

I am looking for a bit of guidance on the best practices for using TFS as a work management system in a time-bound implementation project. Let us assume we begin with the Scrum workflow and our ...
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Show resources grouped by high-level summary task in MS Project

I'm managing a project in MS Project Pro 2013 with several phases, which I have distinguished by summary tasks. Under these summary tasks I have plenty of other tasks, several again summarized. Note ...
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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 2013 - SubProject Finish Date not Calculating Correctly

I have a Master Project with a subproject. Inside the subproject there are two tasks. If opened alone and calculated (F9) the subproject finish date will roll up correctly. If the Master Project is ...
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MS Project Tracking Gantt showing irrelevent lags

I am facing a problem with MS Project. It shows a delay on a summary task while none of its sub-tasks have any. Here is a screenshot of what is happening:
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Renumbering our task IDs in Microsoft Project to a different scale?

We want to make our Task ID's in microsoft project 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4 and so on so it is clear which general task they fall under. At the moment they are displayed as 1,2,3,4,5. Please help, thank you
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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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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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How to view resource allocation to specific projects

In MS Project, I've created a resource pool which is shared amongst several projects, can I see how much time a certain resource is allocated to a certain project? Alternatively, is there a way to ...
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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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MS project 2013 - complex resource allocation

I have used MSP before but not for years. I have some long term tasks and I would like to allocate varying quantities of resource requirement (against single resources) each month on these tasks - ...
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How to Create a Comprehensive Calendar for a Master Project Workplan that Includes Timelines from all 9 of Other Projects

So I have 9 projects that are working concurrently. Many of the resources used are the same. We have different work-plans for each, but we want to put it into one master-plan. I have created the ...
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Ms Project Earned value Numbers have no cost , help

From a certain point the AC, CV and PV are 0, but i have assigned the same hours and resources as the previous tasks.. I don't know what to do. here I've uploaded the gannt file https://mega.nz/#!...
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MS project - Show calendar exception name on gantt

is there a way to show a calendar exception name when viewing a gantt chart ?
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Expected task end date is not reflecting . Need help (Microsoft Project)

Scenario: A task, say "Paint the wall", requires total 24 hours to complete. For a day, we expect daily working hours for each person is 8 hours. The project needs to start by Wednesday. (i....
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MS Projects show task always in timesheet

I am currently using Microsoft projects 2016 with time sheets. How can i create a task which is always shown in my time sheet with 0 planned work time? I have administrative tasks beside my project ...
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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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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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Resource Over Allocation in MS Project

I've got a situation where I'm planning a job running two crews on a 10 on, 4 off roster (days). This means that over a two week period, there are three days where I have both crews working. I am ...
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Resource to divide time between several tasks, depending of the number of tasks

I am using MS Project and OmniPlan. I work alone, and right know in my plan there are several tasks that can be tackled simultaneously (for example, looking in internet for a street local, to ...
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MS Project: Scenario planning issue

Relatively new to MS Project and have come across an issue, I've searched through threads to see if I could see anything similar without luck, so apologies if this has been covered previously. The ...
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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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Add travelling time in ms project 2010

When I do a project timeline, there will be a workshop at client office, usually it's 400km away from our office. In my timeline, I would like to add the travelling time (eg. 1 day before workshop and ...
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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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MS Project - task duration and end dates don't match

I've got a strange issue in my mpp. I've got one task which was originally estimated to take 20hrs which I scheduled over 15 days (resource only available 30% of the time). Looking at the dates I ...
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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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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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Can I add columns in MS Project Pro to display time-phased costs?

Can I add columns in MS Project Pro to display time-phased costs? I would like to see a cost column for each year of the project. The year-column would only include costs for that year. I can almost ...
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MS Project - how to schedule subtasks

I have organized my plan with Summary Tasks and many, many subtasks. Since it is a little bit difficult to manage every single subtask, I would like to do these operations: assign predecessors to ...
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How do you calculate the number of days between two tasks in Microsoft Project?

I've created an event planning project that explains all of the relevant tasks before, during, and after a given event in MS Project 2003. I would like to calculate the number of days between a given ...
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How to do resource allocation between overlapping tasks in MS Project?

I am building a capacity planning model in Project 2016. My goal is to illustrate that in real life no one does a single task 100% of the time. I want to show that 10% of the resources' time is ...
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Can you make a custom timeline?

Can you make a custom timeline by corporate periods? or add the periods over the dates? Our company refers to time in Periods where each period has 4 weeks. Is it possible to remove the dates or add ...
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Applying Field formats to multiple projects

As my project develops, I find I am constantly tweaking various fields, views and filters. Is there a way to apply these tweaks to multiple projects rather than the many sub-projects, one at a time? ...
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Opening sub-projects from within the Master Project

(Not using Project Server) I find a frequent need to open sub-projects in a new window and looking for an easy way to open that project from within the master project instead of having to go through ...
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MSP 2010 - duplicating tasks and logic

I have a schedule I am putting together for a repeating layout multi-floor building. Is there any easy way to copy the tasks and their predecessors and successors from say floor 2 and with minor ...
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MS Project: how to distribute remaining work equally

I have an effort driven task which should take 20 days, to which I assigned 2 resources. Initially, the work got distributed equally between them (10d each). During the first week of work there were ...
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Microsoft Project views

I'm pretty new to Microsoft Project and I'm trying to put several views in place. However, for some reason, if I edit one view (Issue Log view) my Gantt Chart view gets the same updates. So if I ...
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Interviewing for MS Project skills

I'm assisting with interviewing a few new PM candidates, and I've been given the task of asking questions related to their MS Project knowledge. The other interviewers are using experience-based ...
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In Microsoft Project why is my actual duration calculating to 0 days?

I had set a baseline previously and I am now updating to show what has actually happened. I went into the task information and changed the "start" and "finish" dates to what actually happened. When ...
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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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How to force ms-project to reschedule when all resources are available?

I'm currently trying to setup a meeting in ms-project with 2 resources: Alice and Bob Alice's calendar is based on the standard calendar (working every weekday): And Bob's calendar is based on the ...
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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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Fixed work which means work hours remains unchanged irrespective of increase in duration when updated

Using MS Project 2013, I would like to express the following situation. I have schedule/tasks set to fixed work which means work hours remains unchanged irrespective of the increase in duration when ...
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Calculating the Difference Between Actual Start Date and Baseline Start Date

I'm new to MS Project. I want to calculate the difference between the baseline start date and the actual start date. Does anyone know how to calculate that? I've seen in another forum that I need to ...
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Part time project member: how to specify his 20 hours a week?

Hello Stack Exchange colleagues. I'm trying to set up a project that has 3 full time project staff and 2 part time staff (students). The way I'm planning is that all tasks are common to any of ...