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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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Looking for a way to remove an errant calendar from MS Project Professional 2013

I have a project file with a project calendar that shows up in the Change Working Time dialog box's For Calendar dropbox that is not being using in the project file. I've looked in the Calendar tab in ...
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Adding a subproject at top level

When I add a subproject to a master project, it always becomes a part of the project just above it. It is indented one more level. Must I only create subprojects on the top row of the project? Using ...
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Allocating a single resource with multiple subprojects

It appears that a resource with the same name in the master and in an external subproject are considered two (2) separate resources. If Sue has a task on ProjectA and Sue has a task on ProjectB and ...
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Project 2010 schedule a task ALAP using a deadline

I have a task with fixed duration that must finish by a certain date. It has several predecessors. If I schedule it manually (start and finish date) it obviously works OK, but I would rather schedule ...
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How to avoid ms project schedule task before status day

I notice a strange behavior of ms project when I use leveling resource. For example, I split the work of my team into two main activity (main task1, main task2); I added 6 task each of a duration of ...
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Task Details Form - Use for Current, Actual and Baseline radio buttons

I'm slowly learning Project but can't seem to find the answer especially to the different uses or meanings for the Current and Actual buttons on the Task>Details form. Could someone explain them to me ...
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MS Project 2010 - How to import tasks with dependencies

I'd like to use MS Project to analyse aircraft maintenance work force requirements for the next 18-24 months. The maintenance is a combination of repetitive and one-off servicings. I have task ...
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Rules for Task Links in MS Project

I wanted to find a set of rules related to how task links work. As example, Task D (sucessor task) may have 3 predecesssor links into that are FS, SS,FF, and all with various dates. How should Task D ...
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Make duration dependant or update it based on a cell

Starting with my first ms-project: I want to plan the production of our machines at work. I only know the time it takes to produce one part (example: reference #1 takes 20 seconds). Now, I can ...
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How do I group tasks in MS-Project?

This is my first ms-project. I want to plan the production and external operations of our plant. Production of reference #1 is something that will likely happen every 4 to 6 weeks (every time I ...
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MS Project 2013 cost adjustment

I would like to know what is the best way to handle cost adjustment to the baseline in MS project. Do you save the baseline when you adjust the cost when you get new estimate or not?
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Project 2016 update task start dates - am I asking too much?

new to the site and to Project so please bear with me. I'm tinkering with Project and have set up a simple schedule, 4 auto schedule tasks, all effort driven and linked FS. Task 2 has a duration of 2 ...
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Microsoft Project 2016 resource calendar seems to be ignored and no overallocation detected

yesterday I was trying to put in my resource sheet a part-time worker. I changed his calendar appropriately and then assigned him. At that point something strange happened. I summarized everything ...
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How to create a burndown chart?

I'm taking a project management course in college and am completely new to it. My professor asked us to create a burndown chart out of a project in Microsoft project. The project is this: The ...
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Why does my Earned Value curve go back to zero

I managed to simulate a project in MS Project 2013. I created an initial planning, assigned ressources and put this in a baseline. Then I imagined two status for my project in two different dates. ...
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MS Project: How to deal with a reopened task

There have a task which we assume be completed for a while, but just now we figured out that task is incomplete. How should I deal with that reopened task ? Should I set a baseline and then clean the ...
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Can I convert relationships in MS Project from Start-to-Start to Finish-to-Start? Is there any equation for it?

I have a MPP file with Start-to-Start relationship between tasks. But when I import to MPP in one project, I need to convert it to Finish-to-Start relationship because the system only supports finish-...
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How can I add a rented resource to MS Project?

I need to create a new resource that include a pay per day and quantity parameters. For example, I have a resource "Rented Car - Type 1" with 60€/Day as daily cost. In my project, I have a task (10 ...
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% Allocation in MS Project gantt view

I have an issue with MS Project right now. We have several Gantts which we would like to see the % Allocation of a person in a separate column. In the Resource Usage view it is possible to show a ...
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Changing Actual Cost (AC) with Real Cost Field

I was trying to change the Actual Cost field (AC) for earned valued analysis, but I think I'm doing something wrong or not understanding something well enough. When I change the Real Cost, I think I ...
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Why the comparisons between % complete and % planned complete is meaningless?

In ms-project I was trying to compare % complete vs. planned % complete over time. When I was looking how to do this in google, many people say it was meaningless and that I should instead use ...
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MS Project - how to set a task to finish before else start after a set period

I'm trying to set a task to either be wholly complete by 1st Dec, if not then start after 1st Jan (i.e. don't start at all if it can't be completed by 1st Dec). I don't want to split the task. Is ...
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Working Day in Resource Calendar Not Showing Up - MS Project 2010

I'm working on a schedule for teams that work Thurs-Thurs. I have a base calendar for the project that has the correct working days and times and have resource calendars for the individual teams. ...
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What is the formula to automatically update task progress (% Complete) based on custom flag indicator

In my project I have roughly 45 ongoing tasks that in themselves aren't remarkably important to track progress against and I want to set an automatic rule on these tasks to continuously update ...
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MS Project displaying work hours extremely wrong compared to duration and resource allocation

I am having an issue with working hours in my project plan with the work hours showing millions of hours even though when factoring duration and resources this is off by a huge margin. For Example: ...
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Split task in case of interruption: know when start, postpone finish based on interruptions

I'm new in Microsoft Project & in the forum, so forgive me if my comment is just imposible to manage... I have a team in which some of the members get continuous interruptions due to urgent ...
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How can I create a “pool” of tasks to choose from whenener there is available time?

Project description I have a Microsoft project file where every task has an important sequence to be followed. But the way tasks are leveled; there are small gaps of free time where workers could ...
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Un-wordwrapping columns in MS Project 2013

There doesn't seem to be an easy way to "un-wordwrap" columns in MS Project 2013. According to the docs, if I toggle wordwrap off and then manually adjust each row, wordwrap will snap off. I was ...
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MS Project time management scheduling

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to make a project auto-predict time usage for my team but only allow each project to use a certain % of time a day. Ex. I have Project 1-4 and employee 1-3....
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Many Simultaneous Projects

I am relatively new Project Scheduling/Management. I have been using Microsoft Project for about 6 months to schedule projects for the engineering dept. The IT dept came to me for some help in ...

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