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MS Project Crash Time/Cost

I'm working on a Microsoft Project assignment for a course. I've setup everything else correctly, however, my instructor didn't include clear instructions or how to setup one task of the assignment, ...
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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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Percentage Values In Timeline (MS Project)

in the photo below you will notice four work packages. Each one is 70% done (column % Work Complete). Nevertheless, for the first three activities in the timeline I see 9%, 6% and 31% completion ...
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Entering Contract Start and Contract End Date in MS Project

What is the best approach for having contract start and end dates in MS Project? The issue I am facing is the following: I entered both dates as milestones. all project activities are of course ...
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Microsoft project resource allocation

Is it possible to allocate work on Microsoft Project on a 30min accuracy? Basically i want to allocate: Jane: Task 1, 08:00am - 9:30am Judy: Task 2, 10:30:am - 1:00pm Therefore i want to tell them ...
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Accounting for material price changes in MS Project

Hey MS Project experts, How would you handle the following scenario in MS Project 2016: For a task, you planned to use 100 bags of cement at $70 per bag When it comes time to purchase the cement, the ...
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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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How to assign multiple resource in task for different duration?

For example I have an activity “Support execution” and it’s duration for 12 hours. To execute this task I need resource X1, B1, C1 & D1. X1 required from the start of activity till end means 12 ...
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How create task with fixed work which change duration so that enough work is spent on the task

How do I create a task in Microsoft Project Pro 2019 that takes 1 person 8h to complete. I don't care about the duration or anything else, only that there are 8h spent working on the task. Normal ...
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Lockdown MS Project

Is there a way to lock MS Project into a read-only file that disallows the read-only user from adding or removing columns, changing the size attributes of existing columns or rows, etc.? The password ...
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Trello/TeamGantt Combination [closed]

So I've been looking for something pretty particular when it comes to my project. Long story short is that it is a huge project with a multitude of systems that I want to track, of which each has ...
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How do you maintain proper resource leveling in MS Project after baseline since resource leveling shifts to maintain slack+leveling days?

Once you have created your schedule with all the known dependencies, leveled resource assignments, and proper baseline, how do you go about maintaining the leveling? Task A is a driver to task B. Task ...
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Showing successor task names in MS Project

I'm new to MS Project. I have a view where I want to get a list of successors for a list of tasks. I've added the Successors column and that gives me the list I want, but it's their unique IDs. Is ...
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How to create a resource usage calendar across multiple Project Online projects

The division I work in has 3 PMs that share resources. We have a three fold need we're trying to engineer a solution for within the Microsoft Office ecosystem. We need to create a resource allocation ...
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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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Actual Duration Calculated by MS Project vs Actual Duration of the Project as of the Status Date

My project started in Jan 2020 and as of Jun 2020, we have spent a total of 80 working days ( minus weekends and public holiday). However, the actual duration given by the MS Project is over 90 ...
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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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Is there a way to preview User's time sheet in Project Web App?

There was an option for an admin to preview the time sheet for a user in Project Web App (PWA). Admins can navigate to time sheets and preview only own time sheets. Is there a way to somehow preview a ...
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Working time not calculating correctly in tasks

I am using MS Project 2016. I am working on a large project working 10 hour days 6 days per week. I have adjusted working times and days and set Sunday to a non working day. But the finish dates ...
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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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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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Can I link or have formulas between task times?

Is it possible to use a formula to get information from "TASK A" as an input "work" in task B? Example: Task A is fixed duration of 2 weeks. I have assigned some resources and the total work they do ...
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How to assign 1 resource to a fixed work task where the resource has 50% availability for the first 2 days and then 100% availability after that?

I have a project that I am trying to schedule and am having a little difficulty. I am a MS project novice and will try to explain the problem in a simple example. I have 1 task which is fixed work. ...
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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 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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Conditional formatting in MS Project Online Desktop (2019?)

I've created a new column that has "Status Notes" with the following dropdown. I'd like the background to be shaded based on the following (in brackets). Can I do this in MSProject? I came across a ...
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MS Project - Rollup not working to main task when not using predecessors

Can somebody help me with below. I am trying to get the correct numbers on the task Name Test Project. I would expect to see 24 hours on the duration. This only works when I use predecessors, which is ...
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MS Project reports wrong Peak Units

How exactly does MS Project calculate Peak Units? Let me explain the situation: I have a task named 'Task 2', it has a duration of 2 days, 20 hrs work, Fixed Duration, from Monday to Friday a ...
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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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EVM and Schedule Variance

I am using MS Project to get Schedule Variance of a project. At this point in time I have put all the tasks associated with the project, assigned resources to the tasks (all of the resources are type '...
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MS project shows a PV of 0 for task with resources of type cost

I am using MS Project to calculate the Earn Value of one task. let's call it Mech Installation. The task has a duration of 30 days (from 2/6/20 to 3/18/20). In the Resource Sheet I added 'Mechanical', ...
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In MS Project :the resource calendar did not show up in the gantt chart but it shows at the resource usage sheet

the resource calendar did not show up in the gantt chart but it shows at the resource usage sheet: i mean that, i assigned the Friday and Saturday as days off in some resources (i am using the ...
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How do I schedule task with two predecessors based on latest finish date

I have a task (row 100) which have two predecessors, row 20 and row 30. As it is now, row 100 starts 4 weeks after row 20 has finished and 4 weeks after row 30 has finished. Is it possible for MS ...
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Parallel task with single person poject in microsoft project

I am making plan for my personal project.I have deadline for top level task(Project Planning- 31 days). I have rough idea of how I can divide these 31 days among sub-tasks. For example, Problem ...
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Milestone behavior in MS Project

I am working in MS Project with a project someone else set up. This project contains 29 activities which are auto scheduled, has a minimum start date constraint on an activity, and two milestones. The ...
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Total cost increases every week,

I am using the MS project,i have noticed that the total cost column of the project increases every time i enter actual work. i am not sure why is that! could it be because some of the ressources are ...
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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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S-Curve with % complete column on MS-Project

Does anyone have any idea or could provide me with any insight about how to setup S-Curve graph based on "% complete" column ? This would be very helpful as I am stuck with this task for 2 days. ...
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Macro Planning Road Map

I would like to have your opinion on an issue I am facing in project management. I would like to create a Roadmap 2020 for my team, a kind of macro planning. A concrete example, I have a list of ...
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Trying to create a Master Plan. Dates and duration of some projects change when inserted as a Sub-project

Trying to make a Master Plan on MS Project. Some sub-projects were inserted with no issues, but for other sub-projects both the work effort and Duration change. Is there a reason for this? If you ...
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MS Project - Application Crashes When Opening VBE & Master File

Project ver 1902 (Build 11328.20438 Click to Run), Windows 10 I have a particular master file (42 sub projects) that crashes the Project application any time I attempt to open the VBE or run a macro. ...
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How can I create a custom assignment field, like Finish Variance, to display in Resource Usage?

I'm trying to create a finish variance field on assignments in the Resource Usage view, but I keep getting "#ERROR". Both the Finish and Baseline Finish fields are available on Resources and ...
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MS project how to create alternative schedule to understand the impact of certain changes

We are using MS project professional. Question : Assume I have a schedule A. There are 4 developers assigned to A as well. My management asks if they pull 2 resources out what will happen to the ...
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How to allocate a manager to many tasks that overlap

I have a project with a lot of work going on in different domains. Say one domain is Business Process. Each domain has a single manager, for example the Business Process manager. There are lots of ...
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MS Project: create tasks with dynamic durations based on main milestones

From my point of view, I want to implement a straight-forward dependency in MS Project. As milestones there are: x = project start y = project end The tasks are: a = define risk management ...
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How to identify tasks that should have started (based on completed prerequisites)

I have a MS Project plan that orchestrates multiple hundred activities over a couple of hours (the tasks also have dependencies) and would like to drive the execution based on the plan. During the ...
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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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Why are my planned values for tasks so high when employees not working 8 hours?

I have assigned 5 resources for a task. MS Project assumes that all resources are available to work 8 hours per day 5 days per week. This is not the case in my schedule. Some of the resources work ...

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