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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Version Control for Microsoft Project files

In software it is a best practice to store the source code in Version Control software (also called VC, Configuration Management or CM, SCM for Software CM). This lets one go back and look at 1) ...
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MS project - tentative task date and followup

New to MS project. Maybe I am not using it entirely to manage project, but resources. I wanted to plan installation dates of our technician. I know the tentative/estimated date. I can enter a task in ...
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Project Plan using RUP implemented in Microsoft Project

I am rather new to PM and have done a lot of research on RUP. I am having a bit of a hard time structuring a software project plan using the RUP methodology. The project has 4 distinguishable ...
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Does Microsoft Project fullfill my needs for project management software for less than 10 people managing projects?

I work for a small plastics manufacturing company. We have 14 employees total but only 3-5 to start would be using Project to organize our projects. To this point we have only used excel and other ...
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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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Communicate a project easily without MS Project?

ISSUES Microsoft Project isn't cutting it as a project communication tool: I have a copy of Project 2010 and so do many other employees, but they cannot be expected to learn how to use this program. ...
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How can I manage a Scrum project and meet the requests of the PMO while using Microsoft Project?

I searched other questions and still can't figure out how we can manage a project that uses the Scrum methodology with tools like Microsoft Project. We are a big software company using Microsoft ...
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How to add slippage to a project when using Microsoft Project 2007?

I have a plan with original dates that I would like to keep but then I have a project phase that is now delayed. Are there recommended approaches when using Project 2007? Thanks
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How do I create a MS Project task with less actual work than its duration?

In Jira projects we have a project task called "Project Admin Tasks". It has a start date from the date of the project inception right through to the end of the project i.e. when the project completes ...
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MS Project formula with access to predecessors field

I have a project processed in Microsoft Project (in fact I am creating a template), tasks are connected on to another as I need them to be. I would like to add two new columns, namely start and finish ...
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How to send weekly priorities email from MS Project

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory, but let me clarify. I'd like to send a mail to each member of the development team each Monday, which outlines the tasks that they should focus on for the ...
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How to enter holiday calender in Microsoft Project?

I want to enter company holidays in the default working calender in Microsoft Project. But everytime I create new file, I have to re-enter holidays again. Is there a way to save the holidays, so ...
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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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Creating an easily maintainable file for multiple projects within Microsoft Project

I have used Microsoft Project previously, but not in any great depth. I have oversight for a number of projects and have created a master project file that includes the top level work items for each ...
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How can I set the milestone size in ms-project

How do I change the milestone sign in the gantt chart to be larger?
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How to Integrate Multiple Project Plans in a Weak Matrix Organization?

How can I approach integrating multiple project plans from different departments into one master plan? Here are the details in this situation: All teams are ultimately working on the same product, ...
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In MS Project 2010, is it possible to renumber the task ids?

I'd like the task id field to increment in the same order as the start date, but I have added tasks between existing tasks, so when I sort by start date, the task ids go 1, 8, 15, 2, 4, 5, 7, etc. ...
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How to balance tasks in Project based on resources?

I have a situation where I can have multiple tasks run in parallel but I am short on resources. So let's say I have only two people who can do work on a project. How can I set tasks so dates do not ...
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How can I use MS Project to manage an agile project

We use MS Project to manage a project. Although I know that MS Project is just a scheduling tool, we use it to get the current state of the project. We update the % complete field at the end of every ...
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How can you limit the hours entered for a specific task in Microsoft Project Server?

I have projects where I want a task to have a set number of hours charged to it. If three people are charging to the project, 8 hours a day, and I specify that the project can only have 40 hours ...
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how can I highlight overdue tasks in MS Project 2007

I am using MS Project 2007. I want to highlight overdue tasks in red color. Is there any way to do so?
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Book recommendations for learning MS Project? [closed]

What book would you recommend for learning MS Project?
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Microsoft Project 2010 - Need Project Design Advice

I'm designing an IT project sheet for my department. I have a certain methodology in mind, but i'm trying to translate it into Project's configuration. Here's what I'd like to do: I want to set max ...
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Conditionally formatting bar styles in Project 2010

In Project 2010, is it possible to conditionally format a bar style/color based on the value of a custom field for a given task? I see a pretty complicated workaround to accomplish this with Project ...
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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 can I attach more text to a TFS task with MSProject?

Following this question I have created a MSProject file to follow, create and manage tasks for teams in TFS system. It works pretty good but it seems impossible to describe with precision the task, 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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MS Project On-line [closed]

Is there any on-line ms project like software which allow create project plans and save it in Microsoft Project format? I know www.amiproject.com, but it let just view plans.
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MS Project with Sub-Projects

We are using MS Project 2010 to manage our projects. We have a subcontractor that works on the same project. They report differently within their company than we do. So, we had him break apart his ...
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Planning of work with taking into account resource availability (MS Project)

I have the following situation in my organization: Some developers are assigned to Project A. Since this project is currently in the final stage of maintenance (bug corrections, etc.) their ...

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