Questions tagged [ms-project]

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In MS Project, can I create a task whose duration depends on two milestones?

I want to show an ongoing "support" task in MS Project, where the start date is driven by one milestone (test environment available), and the end date is set by another milestone (testing complete). I ...
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Is it possible to link msproject with the TFS system?

I wonder if it is possible to create and manage tasks in microsoft project 2010 and commit the modifications to the TFS project's tasks? It will be practical to raise the percentage of a task in ...
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Calculated duration in MS project task?

I would like to add a "Bugs" task with a duration calculated from 20% of total project duration. Is this possible in MS Project? If not, what are the options of adding a task that duration depends on ...
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I only have resource man hours? not their names. How would I assign these manhours in MS Project without resource names

at this point on a project I only have resource man hours but I do not know the who is working on what activity just total man hours for activity has been given. How to I assign man hours to all ...
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Using Microsoft Project for managing a Scrum project

I am part of a Scrum team and we are constrained to use Microsoft Project (MSP). I understand that MSP is not primarily an Agile project management tool and I would very much to use something like ...
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Can MS Projects be integrated in SharePoint?

I wonder if it's possible to integrate a template from MS Projects into SharePoint. We have been using this tool to plan and illustrate workpackages. However, since we have moved into a bigger team ...
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How to create custom fields at project level in MS Project

Currently, I'm trying to create some custom fields, but I don't want to repeat them in all the tasks, I want to use the option of custom fields by project but the option is disabled. I want to know ...
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Simple examples of the difference between fixed-work, fixed-unit, and fixed-duration tasks in MS Project

MS Project tasks are either fixed work, fixed unit, or fixed duration, where Duration x Units = Work The documentation describes which variable is recomputed when one of the others is changed, but I ...
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breaking down WBS in a project plan into activities

I understand that a project plan (schedule) is much more than a WBS task list. It depends on how you organize your project schedule - may be into phases, may be modules. Phases might have overlapping ...
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MS Project: Multiple tasks for one employee

I am using MS Project for the first time, and I am developing a Gantt chart. I have multiple parallel tasks with different length, and only 1 employee works on these tasks. Because the working time ...
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Microsoft Project - how to calculate start dates based on a set time from the finish date?

I have multiple tasks that have different durations that I want to start at different times from a go live date, i.e. finish date for an entire project. For example: Project must finish on 01 Dec ...
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Applying conditional formatting on task status!

I am looking to apply conditional formatting specifically on task status field. Meaning, when the task is on schedule or complete, the task bar turns green. If the task is late, the bar turns red etc. ...
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Assign Resources Automatically in the Most Efficient Manner

Firstly I have to state that I am not a project manager. I am a software development team leader that has been tasked with giving a plan for a large project for my team. We work in a Scrum-like ...
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Scheduling tasks to start today

I have a plan that's broke up into a few stages. I want to schedule the first couple tasks in stage 2 to start as soon as possible, there are no predecessors for these tasks. My tasks in the middle of ...
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When I split a task, where can I find the dates related to the cut?

When I split a task, where can I find the dates related to the cut ? I mean: Start date; End and start of the first cut; Start of the second cut; End of the second part of the task.
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#ERROR in User-Defined Field Formula Even After Testing Against ProjDateValue('NA')

I've been struggling with a Microsoft Project (2013 Standard) formula assigned to a number user-defined field to calculate the difference between tasks' current Finishes and a baseline Finish I've ...
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Adding requirements gathering to the project plan - time phased budget baseline (PMB)

I'm preparing a time phased budget - basically my project schedule with all resources and cost allocated. When its reviewed, I will need to baseline it for calculating variance (tracking) in future. ...
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Microsoft Project - Using "As late as possible" instead of SF dependencies

Im new to project and im trying to link task 2 to a activity in task 1 so that all of the earlier activities in task 2 then work backwards. I have read that i should be using "as late as possible" ...
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How to use Scrum with TFS and also MIcrosoft Project

I am not new to Scrum neither I am new to Microsoft Project nor TFS. In the past On-Premises I was able to use Microsoft Project with team foundation server, but without SCRUM, it was just waterfall, ...
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Is it possible to track resources at company level using Microsoft Project?

I own a small software company. We have many projects going on at the same time. In Microsoft Project, we can create project plan and keep track of resources (developers) at a project level. I ...
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Why doesn't duration = work / resources

I have a task that has two people working at 80% of their time on it. I have entered a task with work = 3 days. I expect the duration to be 3 / (2 x 0.8) = 1.88 days. But project insists that it is 3....
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Why are start constraints being generated when I update the schedule?

When I update MS Project for the current date, the program is generating start constraints on activities that have not started yet. These activities do not need to start at the update Date, but can ...
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How to represent tasks with subtasks over versions?

I have tasks T1, T2,...TN. Each task has subtasks S11,S12,...,SNM. Each subtask takes some amount of time. For version V1 I have t1 months, for version V2 I have t2 months,... For simplicity I assume ...
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uneven work distribution

I was having some issues with a larger project, so I went back to something simple (KISS) to test my observations. And here's the issue: Project wants to spread the work out over the duration of the ...
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Inactive resources

How can I make a resource appear 'Inactive'? I see the 'Inactive' button on the 'Resource information', however it's disabled. I have a resource that's been working on a project, but is no longer in ...
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How to call MS Project API

I need to write a macro to reschedule multiple projects. I am able to do everything, except I am not able to perform actions exactly same as in-built Reschedule option does. Is there someway that I ...