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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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Hiding a specific time period in Microsoft Project

Question Good morning, Is it possible on MS Project Pro 2019 to hide a period of time between two dates? Background Our construction projects are divided into 3 stages: (1) pre-construction, (2) ...
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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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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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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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MS-Projects -- Assigning a Resource group as resource

I am using MS Projects (desktop) and am wondering if it is possible to assign resources by the group they are designated under in the resource list. Essentially I would like to assign a team to a ...
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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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Has anyone else experienced the new problem with Project 2019 not being able to display CPI and SPI?

Has anyone else experienced the new problem with Project 2019 not being able to display CPI and SPI (and BCWP)? Yes, I have set a baseline and it still works fine in Project 2013!! I can create a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I use 2 resource pools on the same project?

I have two resource pools, one for material and one for work. How do I share both with one Project?
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Microsoft project Burndown Report dates shifted right by a week

I've created a burndown to show progress over time, but the x-axis dates seem to be shifted to the right by a week: I can clearly see a flattening out of remaining tasks a week earlier, but I don't ...
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Auto-scheduling Milestones Creating Issues

Good afternoon, I have a bunch of project milestones, past and present, that I'm trying to represent in MS Project using the Gantt Chart functionality. I currently have the milestones indented ...
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MS Project Resource Graph with Allocations Shown

Is it possible to create a view of the resource graph with the task allocation identified like a stacked histogram? When someone is over-allocated, I want to easily see what they are allocated to.
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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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Unable to Create Report in Excel or Visio when using the Visual Reports Export Function

When I try to create a visual report exporting to Excel or Visio I get the following error message: An Unknown Error Has Occurred An error occurred and the requested action could not be completed at ...
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How to make tasks concurrent using MS Project 2016

How do I make my tasks concurrent to reduce the timescale. I have tried linking tasks done by the same person but nothing changes. The tasks are all automatically scheduled. Thank you for your help.
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How to sum costs of filtered items?

I am having trouble summing costs associated to certain items. To be more specific, I have different departments with different costs. I would like to have a column that interactively sums all my ...
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Planned % complete formula issue at summary level

All, I have been asked to show planned % complete hence using below formula to on Number field to derive planned % complete based on status date in MS Project. (IIf([Status Date]>=[Baseline Finish],...
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MS Project - Disable a resource from being assigned to a task

My main goal is to have a Project file that will contain old and new employees (inactive and active). If an old employee finished an old task he/she was assigned to, I want him/her to stay assigned to ...
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MS Project 2019 Not Calculating Duration Properly

Set to Fixed Duration Using Standard Calendar Example of 6/21/21 (Mon) to 6/24/21 (Thur) is showing a duration of 1 day when it should be 4 days. If I change the duration to 4 days it pushes the ...
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Variable Duration to Show Increased Speed (MS Project)

In MS Project, is there a way to show the improvement in duration of a repeated task using a variable duration? The project I am working on has multiple tasks that happen over and over again. Over ...
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How do I calculate a % complete on tasks which are due before a certain date with rollup function in MS Project

For a project that I am managing in MS Project I would like to have a % complete of tasks that need to be finished before Q2. E.g. I have one task with 10 sub tasks. 5 of these sub tasks have a due ...
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change working time doest affect existing task in project

Microsoft Project--- In our project calendar we have changed working time from 8 hours to 9 hours all times are correctly set 8 to 12 and 1 to 6 for monday to friday but after changing default end ...
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Consolidated projects view in MS Project (Online)

I'm currently trying to figure out how to best organize my customer projects. In a nutshell, I have quite a few projects (about 3-7 a week, in parallel), they may last for several weeks but the number ...
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Microsoft Project Duration Multipliers

In Microsoft Project, is it possible to have variables that can be used to set durations of tasks? For example my goal is to have a variable that could be set for 200 hours of work, the completion of ...
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Status Indicator of successor task

I have inserted the column of Status in the MS project. The predecessor task is running late and will take time due to delays. However, i do not want the successor task status to show late in such ...
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Microsoft Project - Tasks do not split if a higher priority task "Leveling Can Split" is set to "No"

I have an issue where using "Priority, Standard" levelling that "Leveling Can Split" appears to stop lower priority tasks from splitting. I am trying to ensure that highest ...
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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 ...