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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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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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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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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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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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Printing Gantt charts

When I try to print my Gantt schedule, it hides a bunch of my information rows. How can I fix this? See the comparison between actual Gantt and print preview below:
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Estimating Fixed Price Project Cost Payments via Monthly Milestones

I have spent the last few days searching for an answer on how to use MS Project (2010 in my case) to estimate a project's cost via milestones that are split along a long program (2.5 years). The ...
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MS-Project historical timeline

I am using Microsoft Project 2003 for an historic timeline, this means historical dates that go back 1000s of years. I realize using ms-project may be overkill, but it is actually the same as a ...
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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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PWA / Enterprise custom columns - formula not working

I'm using Project Online and am trying to create a custom calculated column which shows me the percentage difference between my "Actual Cost" and a custom column called "Profitability". I'm having ...
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ms project - delay a task due to unaviability of 1 resource

I want to schedule tasks using multiple resources. The work task is fixed and multiple resources are allocated to the tasks. I want to auto-schedule the tasks, however, when 1 resource is ...
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Microsoft Project IIF (immediate if) limitations

I'd like to understand better the restrictions applied to IIF (immediate Ifs) on MS Project 2016, such as: how many nested iifs are allowed how many characters are accepted in a formula how many ...
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Tracking Gantt Chart Not Showing All Tasks

I am trying to do an earned value analysis and there are tasks in my normal Gantt chart that when I switch the view to tracking gantt are not visible. Could this have to do with where I set my status ...
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Working and non working days

I want to ask if I need to have non working days and working days in a same day. Can we do that in microsoft project? For example Saturday (same date) for items Consultant approval I want to set it ...
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I want to create a summary task without indenting the subtasks

Is there a way to create a highlevel task that will summarize all the subordinate tasks without indenting the subtasks?
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Ms project - assign different resources with different schedules to a task

I'm new at ms project and I have some questions. Let's suppose that I have a human resource named "T1" that works from 2 pm to 11 pm, and that we have a machine named "m1" that can be working all day....
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Dashboard question on microsoft project

Completion % captures the current progress.. I understand that. Is there a way to come up with completion % if all work (hypothetically) was completed on time as of today? e.g., Assume the total ...
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In Microsoft Project how to get change in resource max units to cascade to tasks automatically

I had already defined a bunch of tasks, and assigned resources 1 and 2. The durations of the tasks were calculated on the resources Max Units availability at the time of assignment. Later I went ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Start-to-Start and Finish-to-Finish Logic in MS Project

Let's say I have three tasks. I want Task2 (hammock activity) to start at the same time as Task1 but finish at the same time as Task3. Is there a clever way of doing this? This task will adjust it's ...
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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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Work days and Duration does not match

I am using a 5 working days & 8 hours standard calendar. My task is 30 days . I have selected a start date on Monday and end date on Friday (30th work day) but the durationn reflects as 40 days ...
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Report in MS Project (Hr/task/resource)

I am trying to find/create a report in MS Project 2013 in order to display hours done in a month by a certain group of resource or a resource only (they are already grouped in the Allocation tab) with ...
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MS Project 2016 updating Actual Cost figures for Cost Resources that are set to accrue at the end of the task

I am having an issue where MS Project 2016 is prorating the actual cost figures for cost resources that have been set to accrue at the end of the tasks. I have tried everything I can think about and ...
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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 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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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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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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Resource-Task table in MS Project

Does anybody knows how to export workload of single resources (columns) per task (rows) from MS Project? The result should look as follows: .............Resource 1.....Resource 2.....Resource 3 Task ...
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Change task distribution with % completed

I'm using MS Project 2010. When assigning a task with duration say 5 days and work of say 10 hours. Then MSP distributes the occupation for that resource over the whole duration. e.g. Mon 2h | Tue ...
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Ms project - Avoid task split up in minutes

I am trying to update my ms project plan with the following: - replan al 0% and partly completed tasks from the new status date. - Tasks can be split up - Plan based on priority and available time for ...
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How to divide a generic resource?

I am still new at using ms project Professional. My project has already assigned resources. For instance, let's take developers who together have a maximum effort of 200%, which means I have 2 ...
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Project Online - Enterprise Custom Field Not Calculating Formula Correctly?

I am new to MS Project (~1 week experience) and could use some help with an Enterprise Custom Field I'm trying to create. I'm using Project through Project Web App in Office 365 (I assume this is ...
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Determine to which task a resource is allocated on a particular day

Using a shared resource pool for several project plans (each plan is contained in a separate file), what is the simplest way of working out to which task a given resource is allocated on a particular ...
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MS-Project 2016: Sort does not work

With MS-Project 2016 (version up-to-date) I have created a custom report (showing filtered tasks). I want to sort it ascending by Finish date (soonest finish on the top). But it does not work. It ...
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How can I create a task for two developers to support testing?

I'm trying to create a timeline for a server migration. Typically when it comes to testing our developers spend about 25% of their time supporting the testing. (Running batch processes, answering ...
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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 time not allocating correctly in Project 2013

I'm planning a project where I want my resources to dedicate one day week each to project work. I've created a calendar for each resource which blocks out their day, so there are Tuesday only, ...
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Add columns in master project from external project tasks

I have created a master project ( in ms project 2010 and published in ms epm 2013)that contains only key milestones tasks from external projects. Hence this master project plan contains high level ...
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MS Project: Percentage of elapsed work time of project

Suppose we have a project, that its progress is not going exactly on the plan (e.g. we have worked on some future tasks and some previous tasks are not completed on the schedule). and also some ...