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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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Change task distribution with % completed

I'm using MS Project 2010. When assigning a task with duration say 5 days and work of say 10 hours. Then MSP distributes the occupation for that resource over the whole duration. e.g. Mon 2h | Tue ...
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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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In MSP, what are the differences between "Status Date" and "Current Date"?

I googled up a bit about this but could not find a real answer, so here I am! In Microsoft Project, you have two things: The Current Date (Can be find in Project>Project Information) The Status ...
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Assign exactly one of two resources to a task in project plan

There's a team contributing to my project, call it Team A. Team A is responsible for 200 tasks out of my yearlong, 800-task project. Each of these tasks requires one week to complete. I don't care ...
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Can I have a double task on the same line in MS Project?

Suppose I have a task that is being stopped for a while and then it continues. I would like to show that like recurrent tasks , is this possible with manual tasks ?
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Microsoft Project - View Resource Cost for a Specific Timeframe

Using Microsoft Project 2010, how do I view how much a resource costs the project between a specific time period? For example, I want to view how much the "HR" resource cost the project between ...
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How do I auto-level a project mid-duration taking into account % complete on tasks?

I have a MS Project 2007 plan with six months of work in it. I'm updating the % Work Complete on the tasks as we progress through the plan each week and month. I'm moving the "Project Start" date ...
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How to have the time a task would take and duration for a task in MS Project 2010?

Within my projects I would like to have two different notions of time for a task: How many hours of actual work the task is expected to take A time frame for the task that the above hours should be ...
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Tracking punchlist items in a project plan

As a project gets closer and closer to handover to QA, I find myself tracking a list of outstanding items that need to be completed before the software is completely ready for testing. I'm trying to ...
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Applying conditional formatting on task status!

I am looking to apply conditional formatting specifically on task status field. Meaning, when the task is on schedule or complete, the task bar turns green. If the task is late, the bar turns red etc. ...
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How to get milestone to auto-schedule for next day in MS Project?

I'm working with MS Project 2013. I have tasks set to auto-schedule, and to default to fixed work. I have 2 milestones, one of which depends on the other. The first one triggers some work which ...
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Resource allocation / availability changes

I have a resource that was initially going to be assigned 100%. I want to change the resource availability to 50% and have that change effect all tasks current assigned. It doesn't seem to be doing ...
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Modelling schedule uncertainty in Microsoft Project 2010/2013

Microsoft Project 2010 (and 2013) no longer contain PERT charts. With this in mind, what is the recommended way to model uncertainty in project time estimates? UPDATE: I only brought up PERT diagrams ...
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Complex project schedule

I have a project that lasts 1.5 years, the project plan has over 400 tasks pulled in from different groups, currently all tasks are not linked, and are not arranged chronologically but sit together in ...
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% Complete confusion in MS Project 2007

I'm a little confused about how MS Project 2007 is calculating % Complete in the following instance.... As you can see, CM Front Office (Level 1) is showing 99% Complete, even though there are ...
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MS Project 2010 Finish Date changes unexpectedly

I am using MS Project 2010. My Task Type is defined as Fixed Work. I have tried Fixed Duration and it only seemed to make the matter worse. I have a task that spans 10 days (2 weeks). However, the ...
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Microsoft Project - display "plan schedule" vs "actual schedule"

I work on a project with many changes. To get data about how these changes affect my project, I want to show my boss about my plan gantt & actual gantt on the same diagram. Could I do this with ...
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How to assign multiple resources to a in MS Project and making them work different hours over the same duration

I am trying to load resources into tasks in MS Project 2013 Standard. The tasks have specific durations for when they should start and end. For each task, I would like to assign multiple resources and ...
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Microsoft Project: activity for weekends

I have an automatically planned activity that has to take place the upcoming weekend. How can I configure an activity in that way? Thank you very much.
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Auto schedule problem with MS Project 2010

I am setting up a project in 2010; I have tasks, subtasks, predecessors but no resources assigned. I have a task dependency that should start April 3 based on the predecessor finishing April 2. ...
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How do you calculate extra costs incurred if a project overruns its schedule?

If a project doesn't meet its planned schedule, how do you calculate any losses per day incurred? Is there a graphing function in MS Project that I can use to depict losses per day?
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Changing default working hours from 8 hr/day to 4 hr/day in Microsoft project 2013?

I am learning to use MS Project for a student project and trying to change the default working hours. I am not able to make this configuration change. How does one modify this setting? I tried ...
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How to print task list & gantt chart from a specific date range

I want to print the task list and the Gantt chart in a specific date range (as illustrated in the image below). How can I do it? The default print scheme wastes paper and is difficult to read. I have ...
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How can we combine time sheet in project server with scrum?

Our developers work with VSTS using a scrum methodology and also with project server. Developers are required to enter their work hours in Project Server by time-sheets. However, they are not happy to ...
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Microsoft Project - manage project with tasks that can be completed in any order

0 Probably best described by example: I have a project with 10 tasks of 1 day to be done by 1 resource. So they have to happen sequentially, easy to arrange by levelling or linking and the project ...
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How to calculate project finish date with fixed work and different date of resource availability

I am preparing a high-level project plan in mpp to see the top level view when the project will finish based on the resources availability and work estimation. My requirement is as: I have an ...
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Duration vs Work

I am trying to use my MS plan for resource calculations. What I want is to put a few resources against a task based on their different % allocations and want the MS project to automatically ...
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Interviewing for MS Project skills

I'm assisting with interviewing a few new PM candidates, and I've been given the task of asking questions related to their MS Project knowledge. The other interviewers are using experience-based ...
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Why is MS Project 2016 Showing a $0 for BCWP on a completed task

I am not understanding how MS Project (2016, in this case) calculates the BCWP component of Earned Value. To illustrate: below is a one-task project. The task is five days long, has one resource ...
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Is there a way to copy and paste tasks from one project file to the other without losing the predecessors?

I am currently running a project to develop about 50 parts. Each part has about 100 actions from engineering to production to shipping. I created one standard project file for a standard part. Then I ...
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How to import Actual Work to MS Project 2013 from CSV

I would like to import CSV file with the following structure to MS Project 2013 as Tasks (type of data you want to import in the Import Wizard). Outline_Level;Name;Actual_Work 1;Project name; 2;Task ...
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Task with specific predecessor and weekday - Project 2003

I'm having trouble to schedule a task that has two date constraints: It must happen 5 days after a precedessor task; It must happen on Mondays. I tried creating and using an specific calendar, that ...
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Scheduling a task for the duration of the project

How would you recommend to schedule a task such as create and maintain project plan which applies regular weekly updates for the duration of the project?
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Edit the wbs column in microsoft project / import wbs + indent tasks

I sometimes use Freemind in the early startup process of projects for brainstorming with the project team. With freemind, it is possible to save the mindmap as an ODT file which then creates a WBS for ...
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Change default Task Type to 'Fixed Work' in Microsoft Project 2013

When I create a new task in Microsoft Project it defaults to "Fixed Units", however most of the projects we do are estimated upfront so we need to schedule based on fixed amount of effort but variable ...
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Handling resources who do not have 100% availability in MS Project 2003

This is a technical question regarding Microsoft Project 2003. I am trying to schedule resources who have other (management) duties not related to the project. My initial thought was to reduce their ...
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MS Project: Non-working days not printiing on PDF

I am running MS Project 2010 and trying to print a project with non-working days on the gantt chart. On the page setup view for a phsyical printer I can see the non-working days and they print fine. ...
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How to properly drop tasks in MS Project that have value

Once upon a time a project that I was managing running was fine, when all of a sudden due to dependencies of another project, senior management decided to freeze the project to focus on something else....
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How Microsoft Project Server can support Online Project Management and Planning with different user credentials

I am representing a construction developer firm and I am looking for a tool to easily manage my contractors' progress and their payment. Currently I am using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel to ...
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How do I Arrange All MS Project Files Side-by-Side?

I'm aware that MS Project does not allow you to have multiple instances of the application open unlike the rest of MS Office. I know that you can view multiple projects at once by clicking the Arrange ...
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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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MS Project resource graph across multiple projects

I am using MS Project to create Gantt charts for multiple projects. Each project consists of different resources but these resources are shared across all of these projects. Currently these resources ...
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How to share with a link to a viewer with stakeholders

I'm tired of trying to keep everyone partially happy - some prefer excel, some prefer pdf, very few have ms project. What I'm looking for is a simple link that I could send out to everyone, giving ...
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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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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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Template Microsoft Project with Scrum

I am a Product Owner. Does anyone have a template/example of how to use Microsoft Project to manage Scrum? I need to know how to manage the backlog, handle sprints, etc.
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How to set a specific resource in MS Project to have a max work capacity of 7 hours a day?

I'm working on this slightly complicated project schedule in MS Project 2016. I'm not new to MS Project and have used it for several years, but not necessarily an expert either. For my project, I need ...
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How to estimate number of resources when I have my timelines fixed, but work effort is more

My total work estimate is 1056 man days Release Start time: May 10 Release End time: October 10 total Work days available: 101 1056 / 101 = 11 resource Approx. Is this correct calculation? If not ...
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Adding unnumbered task in MS Project 2013

I need to add a task to my WBS/Gantt Chart in MS Project, but not number it as it is a task (Kickoff meeting) that I want to fall under the heading: Project Administration. I need this to be a general ...
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