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Resource leveling will not move remaining work forward. The resource leveling command's sole function to the resolve resource overallations. If you want to move all remaining work out of the past, use the Tools > Tracking, Update Project, Reschedule uncompleted work to start after command. Do not keep changing the Project start date. Set your status date (...


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TL;DR Don't be constrained by your tools. If your tool doesn't do what you want, refactor the information you plan to display. Define Audience Expectations In order to deliver the right view, you have to decide what's important. Adjust the presented information accordingly. For example, for an executive meeting, I might choose to provide only major ...


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If you set the Support task to a higher priority than the Development task it will first allocate 50% of Alfred's time to that task (assuming you have set Alfred's allocation to 50%) and then use any remaining capacity for other tasks. Remember that the higher then task priority number, the higher the priority as opposed to the more normal scheme where the ...


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One of the characteristics of a successful project is tailoring the project management methodology to the project's criticality and complexity. So don't ask "Do I have enough?", ask "Do I have what I need?". To figure out if you have what you need where you are the only team member, talk to the end customer(s)/user(s) and find out what is important to them....


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Okay, so by project plan you mean schedule. You want to be able to share the schedule with the appropriate stakeholder at the level that stakeholder needs to see it, i.e., the executive sees the summary and major milestones while the workers sees the low level packages? Filter. You can collapse and show whatever you want. Packages only, milestones only, ...


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Go to File, Options, Advance. Under Earned Value Options For This Project, change the calculation field to Baseline 1. All EV, as well as other variance calculations, should then calculate from Baseline 1 instead of baseline.


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My memory is 7 years old, but If I remember right, you could open each of the rolled up project in the Master project. And then Update. It most certainly updates all the projects.


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I am assuming you have done the following: Set the % complete to 10%, and set the status date to the end of 5 days. You have then used the Update Project - Reschedule uncompleted work command to split the task and reschedule the remaining duration. In both circumstances, the finish date of the task is equal, so there really is no increase in the task ...


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The Duration field cannot be customized by calculations. However, there are spare number fields (Number1 through Number10) where you could perform the calculations and copy/paste into the Duration field. If you have some skills with VBA you could automate the copy/paste process.


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If completed work/tasks are appearing to the right of today's date, this means that you have marked as complete a task that was in the future. This is a common mistake. Unfortunately, just because you marked it as 100% complete before it was supposed to be completed does not mean that MS-Project "realises" it should now be in the past. You need to do two ...


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I no longer have access to a 2007 version, so I can't check if this works, but have you tried editing the template of your visual report? Each template has a restricted set of fields available, but this can be extended manually. On the Report menu, click Visual Reports. On the All tab, click the report that you want to edit. If you know which category ...


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June 11 2015 to September 16 2015 is 70 working days in duration (excluding Saturday and Sunday). It appears that you have a Task Calendar assign to the top roll up task - Task 1. Double click on the task to show the Task Information dialog. Click the Advanced tab and set the calendar to None. It will use the calendar set in Project Information. If you ...


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Finish Variance. Open up the FV column. As you progress your packages, if you have a healthy horizontal logic built in your schedule, you will accrue both favorable and unfavorable variances in your schedule network and the FV will show you in days what that variance is. Positive numbers are unfavorable.


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You can alter the max units available to account for holidays for one of the team of resources. However, unlike setting non-working time, changing max units will not automatically reschedule tasks - it will just mark the resource as overallocated. You can use the Group field on the Resource Sheet view to assign a group to each individual resource, but then ...


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I'm afraid you will continue to be disappointed. The Resource leveling command is not an optimization tool and will not change assignment units on the Develop task to allow the Resource to work on both simultaneously. Even with a task calendar of 4 hours per day assigned to the Support task - project is still not completely filling the gap. I can get it ...


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Another way to approach this is to save your old schedule as Baseline1, then do your schedule modifications and rebaseline as Baseline. I've found this to be a bit easier to remember to do compared to changing the EVM options.


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In "Options", find the EV calculation choice and choose Baseline 1 for your EV calculations. I don't have 2007 anymore so I can't direct you more specifically. But the EV Calculation method is where you need to make the change from baseline to baseline 1.


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There are some very simple questions you have to ask before you start, but it looks like you've got them (almost) all covered - What is my project, why am I doing it, what do I hope to accomplish, what resources do I have available, what are my constraints, what are the risks, how do I plan to approach and execute the project, etc.? Make sure the ...


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