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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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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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How can I create a task for two developers to support testing?

I'm trying to create a timeline for 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 2019 (or lower) scheduling algorithm

Whats resource constrained scheduling algorithm is used by MS Project 2019? What RCPSP algorithm is behind a so called a resources leveling in MS Project 2019?
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Auto-populate Lookup values from a custom field

I have written below code for custom field 'Product_task' to take values selected for field 'SFDC Product' as options. However this doesn't seem to work always. Please let me know your suggestions. ...
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How can I see 'next available' tasks in MS Project?

I'm used to creating project checklists in software such as OmniFocus, which shows me 'next available' tasks: those that are available now, aren't deferred, whose predecessors have been completed, etc....
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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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Find Overdue Dates for Each Resource within a Task that has Multiple Resources Assigned

I have projects that have multiple resources assigned to tasks. I created a macro to find overdue tasks, unfortunately, it only considers the task finish date, which, may be different for some of the ...
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Assign a Variable to a Duration

I am trying to set up a project for a typical product development, but want to be able to make specific durations a variable that I can easily change once to apply to many different tasks at once and ...
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MS Project - adding an exception to a resource calendar for a working day on a defined non-working day throws out % Complete value

I originally asked this question in the 'main' site (link) but given that the behaviour seems to be inherent in MS Project and not to do with using VBA I hoped someone here might be able to advise a ...
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MS Project assigning one resources to multiple task

I need help assigning my Project Lead to a report writing task on a specific day. However, the Project Lead is also assigned to a system testing task that runs for a longer period and has multiple ...
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Is it possible to restore a single project plan from a full database backup

Using MS Project 2013, one of our PCO deleted tasks from a project plan, while work had been entered via timesheets on those same tasks, some of which weren't approved, yet. The project is now in a ...
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Automatically plan tasks as close as possible to deadline

I am hoping to use MS project to plan our manufacturing. I have added all of the units we need to manufacture for the coming year, as well as their deadline date (the date the units must be ready to ...
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repeating processes and then making changes in MS projects

IN excell "=" duplicates the original cell ( does not copy once off) so if the original cell changes the duplicate cell also changes. How do I do the same when I repeat a process a multiple ...
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Estimate date based on number of resources allocated to project

Is there any way to determine an estimated project date by number of resources allocated? I have set up all my tasks to automatic and effort driven and identified critical tasks and dependencies, but ...
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MS Project chart for multiple projects

I am a project manager and I use MS Project to manage multiple projects. I use a shared resource pool. I have been playing with the charts feature, in the resource file to try to get a chart showing a ...
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MS Project VBA_File subs not displaying

I have a number of modules written in MS Project that are part of a template for our project managers. Randomly, a user will indicate that the needed macros are not availabe. When I have them share ...
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MS Project cost

I'm facing a very weird behavior of MS Project when computing the project cost. Once removing subtasks from my original project I realized that changes to some subtasks are not reflected in the ...
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In MS project, sub project tasks are not showing up in sprint task board

I added multiple sub projects to my current master project. I don't see the sub project tasks in sprint task board though I assigned sprints to tasks and "show on board" is yes. The tasks ...
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Auto allocate resources

Is there any way to make MS project choose the resources for tasks between candidates that I've given to it? I mean there are several people who can do a task but how many of them and which ones are ...
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Forward and Backward Pass Activity on Node Diagrams in MS Project 2010

I want to make Forward and Backward Slack Activity on Node Diagrams in MS Project 2010. I display the Network Diagram view and choose Format > Box Styles. I Click the More Templates button and in ...
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How to cross project plan for enterprise resources, with leveling support in Microsoft Project Server

I'm using Microsoft Project Server on Sharepoint to manage project throughout the organization. I have some enterprise (work) resources, that are simultaneously active on multiple projects. The ...
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MS Project. Need a field that flags what tasks have only completed predecessors that I can bring through to MS Project online

I'm using MS Project which is connected to a PWA. All users complete their tasks on the online 'Tasks' page. For the task owners, I need a flag that tells them that all the predecessors for their task ...
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MS Project, Resource Availability, Task Usage work hours

I've been using other tools for awhile and have to jump back into MS Project. I started a high level plan with tasks and resources, however, I'm having trouble remembering the specifics around Task ...
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Enterprise custom fields are not rolling up in project center view

I am trying to sum project values by their project types. I created a project view then added some calculated enterprise custom fileds and ms project calculated fields like actual work and baseline ...
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How to display individual resources with rolled up summary tasks?

I’m trying to see if there’s a view that can display each individual’s assigned task, with rolled-up summary tasks. Right now I have my project set up with summary tasks (milestones) and sub-tasks ...
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MsProject - Updating board status based on %achieved

I would like to automatically update the 'board status' column based on the % achieved. Is this possible?
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MS Project Configuration - 80% allocation to project, max of 50% per task per day

I'm a newbie to MS Project here, so I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction, or tell me if I'm barking up the wrong tree. Is there a way to constrain a resource in MS Project ...
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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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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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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: 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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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: 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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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 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 can I get MS Project to display calendar days for duration rather than working days?

I've got start and end dates defined for activities in MS Project (latest Office 365 edition), and have set the calendar to "none" and tried both "ignore calendar" checked and ...
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MS Project: correct redistribution of resources in a fixed work activity when change the duration

I'm using Microsoft Project 365 and I've the following problem: from a fixed work activity, if I add one or more resources in the task, the duration decreases correctly. Instead, if I decreases the ...
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MS project web version - create new template of working hours calendar

I'd like to edit working days for the MS project web version This MS project version is built on top of MS Powerautomate platform of M365 (MS Dynamics) and it seems you need to adjust organization ...
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How to include starting date for duration calculation

The date calculation in excel and MS project is different. Excel includes starting date for duration calculation when equation is applied, but MS Project does not include it. For example from 21-Mar ...
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show a sum of a specified ressource in a column

I have a project that is working fine. Anyway i want to show a column with the sum of a particular ressource. Let me explain with example. i have a tasks that uses distances. i insert for each task a ...
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Combine 40h/week ressources and 80h/week ressources but counting 1day duration as one calendar day both

I want to assess the amount of resources needed to realize a task with calculated work-load and assumed duration. In other words, how many resources do I need to realize workload X in given duration Y....
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MS Project replicates all Master Project tasks within each subproject

I'm using MS Project 2021 desktop. I've created a Master Project, and about 14 subprojects under that. I'm using a Resource Pool which each subproject can draw resources from. The issue is, somehow ...
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Milestones based on calendar days

I am absolutely new to MS Project. I need to set milestones at 25%, 50%, 75% based on days from the start of the project. So for a 400 day project I need milestones at 100, 200, and 300. How can I ...
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Lead/Lag and Duration Scale

Can somebody please answer following queries: Whether it is okay to present the duration of tasks in days vs. part of days (e.g. 0.2 days for certain tasks)? Whether project schedule will be okay? ...
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How to import the employee's work hours to TimeScaleData in microsoft project file using vsto add-in

How to import the employee's work hours to TimeScaleData in microsoft project file using vsto add-in? Here is the sample data I have, [{Name:"Phase 1", BaselineStart:"2023-01-01", ...
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MS Project multiple entry dates with hours worked for single task

What is the best way to maintain the following hierarchy in Microsoft Project (.mpp) file? Country will have multiple Jobs and each Job will have multiple of Phases and each Phase will have multiple ...
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Replacement for Project 2010 that lets multiple users edit at once?

We've been using Project 2010 and have a file saved to our network which we all enter data into and modify to track our projects. With licenses for Project 2010 no longer available, we were looking to ...
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MS project status update with % complete AND actual work

I have created a new MS Project project with a task in it. This task has a "Work" of 360 hours and is assigned to two resources. The task is scheduled with "Fixed units" and "...
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