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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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ms project scheduling

Quick question about scheduling and resources I am small general contractor. When I do my labor estimates or scheduling I base the day on a 4 person crew(32 person hours). So what I am trying to do in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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: 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 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: 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 ...
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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 ...