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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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How to put regular “post to facebook” tasks in MS-Project?

I'm new to project management, among other tasks our company has decided to post messages to social media regularly. Say we want to post every week, how would you write these tasks in MS-Project? ...
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How to Specify how Text Colours Should Override Each Other in MS Project

This is a little embarrassing, but I cannot figure out how to do this. I have added Text Style formatting, but I need to change the priority of the formatting. I have Critical Path tasks formatted ...
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MS Project Column Time different from Project Time

In MS Project 2013 I am attempting to get a particular column to show time unit in Days but leave the default Project Time Unit as minutes for all of the other columns. I can set the Project default ...
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How to get Project to _not_ auto-update

I have been tasked to use Microsoft project in a group assignment to help manage it, but I'm having trouble getting the durations and dates to not auto update. I basically would like to have the ...
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Plot CVI and SVI in EVA graphical report

I am using Project 2007 to perform the calculation related to the EVA methodology. Everything works as expected, and when I generate the earned value over time graphical report I have the correct ...
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How to show critical path INCLUDING completed tasks (in MS Project 2010)

My project is 75% complete and I have no problem getting a nice view in MS Project showing the remaining critical path. However, I want a view that shows how we got to this point, in other words I ...
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MS Project compatibility and Office 365

I have two questions for the experts on MS Project I have heard that Microsoft will now be releasing updates (from Sept 2018) for O365 without testing them for MS Project 2010. Is this True? Also, ...
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How to turn off auto duration calculation is MS project 2010?

I tried File -> option -> Schedule -> Calculation after edit -> Off And Task mode -> manual scheduled I want to set start date at 12/01/09 and end date at 03/03/09 but I want to set the duration to ...
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Scheduling: Remaining Work

Let's say I have a task that I've know is going to take 12 hours to do. But when I schedule resources, I only scheduled 6 hours of resources. How could I show that the resources are under-scheduled? ...
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Calculate Cost Deviation

How to calculate Deviation of work and cost of each task on MS project 2010. There is any option for finding the report of Standard deviation. How to find "Cost Deviation" in MS project 2010. Is it ...
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Set Undo Level by the use of VBA in MS Project 2010

How to set Undo Level of MS project 2010 by the help of Visual Basic. I set by option> Advanced>Undo Level but it's not working properly. How to find VB code window for set the undo level in MS ...
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how to distribute the work of an activity between specific number of individuals of a kind from a work resource

I have added a work resource entry "Laborers" with Max. Units 10000% in the Resource Sheet. The resource calendar for this resource is standard and all the units are available. Now I want the work of ...
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How to assign a resource with two units to the task?

I want to assign a resource -Excavator- to a task -Task#1 : duration = 4 month- : 2 units in first 2 months and 5 units in second 2 months.
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Ms Project - Assign resource for fixed duration

Suppose we have two tasks T1 and T2 taking respectively 3 days and 10 days to complete, and two resources R1 and his best friend, R2. T1 starts on Nov 1rst and is supposed to finish on Nov 3rd, while ...
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I want to link one task as successor to multiple task in MS project

I want to link one task as successor to multiple task in MS project. How it can be done quickly? There is one successor and 50 predecessors.

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