Questions tagged [ms-project]

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MS Project 2016 updating Actual Cost figures for Cost Resources that are set to accrue at the end of the task

I am having an issue where MS Project 2016 is prorating the actual cost figures for cost resources that have been set to accrue at the end of the tasks. I have tried everything I can think about and ...
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Printing specific date range in ms project 2016

I am trying to print a specific date range from a gantt chart view in ms project 2016, but all that prints out is the whole project. Can you help?
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MS Project burndown for outline level

I'm working on creating a burndown graph for a large project that I'm trying to schedule, but I don't want the sub-tasks to be counted as a remaining actual task for the burndowns. Is there a method ...
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MS Project - Multi-year Inflation

I am managing a 3 year project in a country where the average annual inflation rate is 12%. Instead of going through every item and entering "+12%" into the cost rate table for each item, is there a ...
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How to Import Resource Availability from Excel when it varies by month

I have a number of generic resources, eg Engineers, where each individual is treated as interchangeable with all the other Engineers. I want to show their availability as for instance 100% in October ...
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ConsolidateProjects Method: how can I import Sub Project Summary task Custom field contents?

If possible I want to avoid using Resource Pools and embedded project files as I have had problems with these in a Sharepoint environment, so I am exploring using the ConsolidateProjects Method to ...
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How to make identical changes to multiple sub project files

I am about to create a master plan that will contain over 200 small sub project files. Each sub project file will have common elements such as standard Custom fields. I have created a template for ...
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Auto populate project level Priority field based on lookup to Excel file table

I have multiple small plans (managed by PMs) embedded in a master plan file which I manage. The PMs can add tasks to the sub plans as necessary. After receiving each sub plan and refreshing the ...
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MS Project 2013: Summary task not showing duration correctly

I am working on MS Project 2013. The summary task No. 6 is not showing the duration correctly. Refer to the picture below. Please help.
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Need help- Documentation for non-technical people using Agile

Now we are using Agile and hardly create BRD\FRD, we create user stories, and all this is good for everyone working in the same department. Including the stakeholders. However, if I would like to ...
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Why does the graphic indicator not show for milestone task?

Why for milestone task, the graphic indicator did not show? The formula to consider is the following: IIf(CDbl([Baseline Finish]>60000)," Not Baseline",IIf(([Baseline Duration]=0 Or [Duration]=0),...
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MSProject show main resource on Summary tasks

How can I show the main (resource with maximum hours) for Summary tasks. I suspect I would need to set a custom text field to show this, but how would I structure this? thanks
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Change manually to auto schedule

I want to change the start date of a specific section in my project. When I do that, it automatically changes the mode of this section from auto to manually schedule. Is it possible to change the ...
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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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I want to create a summary task without indenting the subtasks

Is there a way to create a highlevel task that will summarize all the subordinate tasks without indenting the subtasks?
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MS Project, add hours directly in resource usage

at my work we use MS Project 2010 to run our Monday morning scheduling meeting, from Resource Usage view. In the version I inherited on my work computer, I can change the number of hours or add a new ...
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MS Project - Predecessor 'or'

How do I enter 'or' logic into the predecessor field? For instance, task 4 can start when task 1, 2, or 3 ends. We don't know which of 1, 2, or 3 will begin or end first. Thank you
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Printing Gantt charts

When I try to print my Gantt schedule, it hides a bunch of my information rows. How can I fix this? See the comparison between actual Gantt and print preview below:
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Estimating Fixed Price Project Cost Payments via Monthly Milestones

I have spent the last few days searching for an answer on how to use MS Project (2010 in my case) to estimate a project's cost via milestones that are split along a long program (2.5 years). The ...
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Calc days based on Start and Finish date - MS project

When I'm editing start or finish dates, Project moves the other based on the duration. How do I make it change the duration instead so I don't have to keep moving the start and finish dates back? ...
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How can I show a list of all tasks without incomplete predecessors in Microsoft Project?

I would like to see a list of all tasks that satisfy one of the following: The task has no predecessors Every predecessor that the task has is marked as 100% complete. I can add simple filters from ...
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How can you represent a task which only takes place at specific days on MS Project?

I want to represent a task which only takes place at specific days on MS Project: for example, on 01/01/2018 between 9:00 and 11:00, on 03/03/2018 between 10:00 and 12:00 and on 12/03/2018 between 11:...
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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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How do I identify critical path in MS Project?

I'm using MS Project for my project management works. Would like to know how do I identify the critical path of the project and the dependencies?
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Ms project - assign different resources with different schedules to a task

I'm new at ms project and I have some questions. Let's suppose that I have a human resource named "T1" that works from 2 pm to 11 pm, and that we have a machine named "m1" that can be working all day....
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How to show slippage in MS Project 2016?

Probably a noddy question, but need to ask. I'd like to be able to demonstrate real time slippage on my plan, for remodeling impact purposes. I have both original baseline dates and current dates ...
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Dashboard question on microsoft project

Completion % captures the current progress.. I understand that. Is there a way to come up with completion % if all work (hypothetically) was completed on time as of today? e.g., Assume the total ...
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MS-Project historical timeline

I am using Microsoft Project 2003 for an historic timeline, this means historical dates that go back 1000s of years. I realize using ms-project may be overkill, but it is actually the same as a ...
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How to calculate the completion percentage relation by start and finish dates

I need to calculate the current date in relation to the start and end dates of a task and would expect to see a field that shows the completion percentage. Something like this Question or this ...
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How to organize a 6-month project plan for agile?

We have a charter to build a product in 6 months. I'll preface this by saying that my manager wants us to use waterfall, even though our development process is agile. With that said, I have been ...
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MS Project 2010 - Create project from a set of variables

Being new to MS Project, I am wondering if I can create a project based on a defined template modified by some variables. I am dealing with several (20+) projects I have to manage parallel. The ...
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In Microsoft Project how to get change in resource max units to cascade to tasks automatically

I had already defined a bunch of tasks, and assigned resources 1 and 2. The durations of the tasks were calculated on the resources Max Units availability at the time of assignment. Later I went ...
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How to get a correct duration in MS Project?

I have two effort driven tasks with a work of 8h for each of them. If I delete the duration of task 5, Project fills the field with 1 day? What I need to do is update the work for this task, for ...
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How to communicate/word cost ranges?

When you display cost estimates, when it comes to ranges, what words do you use to convey: Lower End of the Range, and higher End of the range. The terms I chose (Min/Max) were not liked , so I was ...
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How to Kick off a Task with just 1 predecessor complete

So I have Task A,B,C, Task B is based on CSF-5, (needs to have finish date 5 days prior to C date), but I want the task to kick off as soon as Task A is completed. Is there a way to set that? ...
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Problem adding resources in MS Project

When I assign a resource in Project, it lists the resource in the resource column and creates a new line listing only the resource. How do I turn this off?
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How to work with estimated end dates in MS Project?

I am new to MS Project and already asked a question here that revealed my incomplete knowledge of the scheduling process. After reading some articles and watching videos like this one, I think of ...
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Task update approvals on a PWA Timesheet automatically changes MS Project duration on task and overall finish date for Project

A resource is assigned to an automatically scheduled task with start date: 2/12 and finish date:2/22. The baselined, saved and published project is scheduled to finish 2/23. The resource does not ...
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MS Project 2013: Can I avoid MSP auto-changing my assignment units to less than 100%?

Curious if there is a way to avoid Microsoft Project auto-adjusting the assignment units, when I add a resource in the Resource name column. In the project settings all resources are set to 100% ...
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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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Automatically synchronize between Flowcharts (form of PERT charts) and Gantt charts? [closed]

Summary I'm seeking project-management software tools (be they online/cloud or installed software) that support automatic synchronizing between Flowcharts (a form of PERT charts) and Gantt charts. ...
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Master Project in MSProj10 moves the dates in the subprojects

When I add in the subprojects to the Master Project, the date ranges are unaffected UNTIL I expand the subproject - at which point - the dates all shift to the right. Can I prevent this?
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Is it possible to have a Master "master project" in MSProj10- that is to have a subproject that has its own subprojects?

I want to have a Grandmaster of a complex project - that is one that is has subprojects which themselves are made up of subprojects. Will that work in MSProj10
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How to copy and paste a large number of tasks in the same project file?

I have a schedule broken down by building number (bldg. 1-39); I have inputted the tasks for bldg. 1 (approx. 200) and need to copy and paste this to the other 39 buildings. I can't seem to do this ...
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How to pause task to complete another task

I currently have 2 identical projects beginning at different times (will be adding more). The manager has a number of "Review" tasks spread out in the project as well as some of his own work. The ...
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Allocating more resource into task no impact on overall duration of project, Why? [closed]

I'm a beginner. In my project, I added some resource into 2 tasks. The tasks' combined duration changed from 6 weeks to 2 weeks, but there was no impact on the overall duration of the project. Is ...
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Why are tasks split while updating plan?

I inserted the actual start for updating a task and then inserted the %comp and reschedule and resource leveling for the plan with ms project 2013. The problem is that the task has been split in ...
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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 Planning Question

Does anyone know how to plan one resource in Project 2010 when the touch time for that resource for the task such as reviewing something is only 5 hours, but I am obligated to have the object in a ...
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How to model extended period of 'searching for product' tasks in MS-Project?

We run a sale of second hand goods from clients. We would set a target say 200 items this season and start contacting people we know who have items they want to sell. We would spend about 2 months ...

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