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This can happen when your summary tasks (or any children summary) tasks have resources assigned. It can also happen when a child task is external, e.g. located in an external project file. So, check to make sure that none of your summary tasks have resources assigned, and none of the have predecessors or successors assigned. If your project file has ...


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If you have deleted all the bars with the exception of the Baseline Bars, you should not be seeing dependency lines nor start and finish dates. When you attempt to print, have you removed the modifications you made? If I follow your steps, I don't see anything except the baseline bars. My suggestion: Make your modified view a new view. Open the modified ...


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A popular package is OnTime but it is really scrum / agile oriented. Other candidates are Trello, DevComplete, and good old Borland does nothing else these days. One of my favorites is YouTrack which actually started out as a bug tracking system but is moving more towards a project management system. It is free for 9 users and 3000 issues with some other ...


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There are two easy ways of doing this: Go to the "Resource Usage" view. Go you get there differs slightly depending on which version of Project you are using, but look for a Views menu or on Project 2010, look at the leftmost button on the Task tab (by default) for your Views selection. This will give you the actual time allocated for each resource in the ...


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Once you have established your schedule and you are satisfied with everything, you need to create a schedule baseline. The dates in the start and finish columns will populate the baseline start and finish and these will not change unless you re-baseline. The actual start and finish column should reflect reality. The start and finish columns should reflect ...


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Insert the task Leveling Delay field into a table and read the unit abbreviation from there. Leveling Delay is always in elapsed days. This will give you the answer in any language. German for elapsed days is fTage.


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You do not want to prevent this from happening! This is what the tool is supposed to do. It will readjust when you finish based on the progress you make or don't make. Turn the example around. If you made less progress than you predicted, it would mean the end date should slip to the right. If you disallowed project from doing that, then you would ...


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If you want to create alternate schedules quickly, without a lot of setup, what I have done is to make a copy of the Project file, and change the base calendar in that copy. Thus if your pessimistic schedule has everything taking twice as long, reduce working hours to 4 each day in that version. I have done this to create a schedule showing the effect of ...


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I prefer to create a main heading task with indented sub-task below it. Each sub task will have the individual time entries at 100% work completed. I use a date underscore initials method to identify who and when at a glance from the names. You could just enter the same task name over and over but filtering it later could become problematic. Project Admin ...


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I agree with the previous comments and think that a kanban board could be a great solution for you. It is based on separating the board into the progress columns (the most simple approach - to do, doing and done) and then moving your tasks through these columns from creation to completion. For this you could use either a physical board or a software ...


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I wouldn't recommend linking summary tasks in MS Project for the following reasons: it can make the logic difficult to follow, and make it hard to identify the Critical Path it can cause logic errors which artifically extend the plan it can lead to unnecessary bench time. it can cause circular logic warnings See http://www.stakeholdermap.com/ms-project/...


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Did you inherent this schedule or did you build it? Your parent is also showing actuals entered with 77% complete. This hammock account must have additional packages, some or all of which are at various stages of completion. Ensure your view does not have a filter on it, eg, show only unfinished or unstarted tasks.


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The Resource View will have the Resources listed in a column. The Row headings can be the time span - days, or weeks or months. For each resource, the projects they are working on will be shown. Wouldn't this, automatically available Resource View, suffice ?


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I'm not aware of a way to generate this report using the built-in reporting features (even with a custom report format). You say that you can run it on the client -- are you able to run VBA? If so, you could generate this using a custom VBA function.


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Microsoft Project Server works well with a broad range of project types like construction, software and what you have described is within the functionality of the tool. You can fully configure security to allow administrative or executive level view of all projects while limiting access to other users. This is done using the RBS Resource Breakdown feature ...


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The only way to get a true sense of uncertainty in your schedule is to run a Monte Carlo simulation. Seeing a distribution that you created for each work package is meaningless. You need to run hundreds of simulated projects so that the infinite number of combinations of those distributions can play out. As far as I can tell, there is no out of the box ...


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Microsoft Project 2010 does have PERT charts. It is now called by its generic name "Network Diagram". You can select it from the "View" menu. I don't have MS Project 2013, but I suspect it will be available by the same name "Network Diagram". Checkout whether that is what you are looking for. I am afraid the Pessimistic, Optimistic and Most Likely estimates ...


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If all you're changing are task durations (i.e. no different tasks, changed predecessors, successors, etc), you could use the DurationX columns (Duration1, Duration2, etc) to represent the other durations. For example, in the screenshot below, I've set Duration1 to "Optimistic Duration" and configured the field to be 1/2 of the "Standard Duration" (...


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Something is not quite right here. A 10 day duration task with 20 hours of work will, by default, spread the 20 hours of work evenly across the 10 days - 2 hours for each day. If you completed 13 hours of work in the first week, Project should calculate 7 hours of remaining work and move the finish date earlier (to the left) instead of adding a day. I ...


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Hard coding your dates kills one the biggest reasons you are tracking your schedule--to monitor your finish variances. Hard coded dates are used as constraints in the schedule logic so that your finish variances read zero all the time, but your resource utilization increases to absorb schedule slips. Instead, the dates should be derived based on your ...


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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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Also F2 drops you into edit mode if the clicking twice doesn't work for you. Previous releases had the Entry Bar enabled by default. You can display it in later releases through File, Options. However I had to turn off my edit bar due to some repeated profile corruption in Project.


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Try using "% Complete" rather than "% Work Complete", Project will calculate % Complete automatically for "SafetyTest" if you have "SafetyTest1", "SafetyTest2" and "SafetyTest3" as subordinate tasks (you just need to ensure that the three subordinate tasks are immediately below and indented to the right relative to the "SafetyTest" task). Using the example ...


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Sorry, Project does not use critical chain methodology - only critical path. There are add ins (ProChain for example) but not native to the product.


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Don't worry MS-P is working fine. In the style of planning you describe, you may find that status is best used to help see how up to date your plan is and use Finish Variance as you already are, to see how likely your project will deliver to the timescales promised (baseline). The explanation you ask for is:- MS-P is looking firstly at the status date that ...


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Assuming you are using Microsoft Project, take a look at your Calculation options in File > Options > Advanced. At the bottom of the Advanced page, there are options for how Project deals with the % complete and the status date. Those options will move tasks around based upon the status date and the % complete. For example: you have a 5 day duration ...


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I found that this can be accomplished using MDX(Multidimensional eXpressions) via the Excel PivotChartTools - Analyze tab. Under the Calculations section of the ribbon there is an OLAP Tools drop arrow. You can create calculated measures using MDX to accumulate your Baseline Cost fields and add them as measure to the pivot table and chart. The expression ...


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Do you have a must finish on constraint on the succeeding subtask and is that subtask fixed duration? If so, that would cause the subtask to start a day early to protect the must finish on constraint, which produces a negative slack between the two related tasks.


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1,2, & 3 should be auto-scheduled. 4 Should be manual-scheduled. Drop all current predecessors for these. Then make 4 a predecessor of each of 1,2 & 3, using a S-F constraint. You don't need to set "Finish as late as possible". Now when you manually reschedule 4, all the others will "follow" it and butt up against it to the left. It is common to ...


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This you can easily achieve using MS Excel, as Excel provides a good compatibility with Microsoft Project, so you can copy/paste all contents from Excel to MPP and vice versa. Follow these steps:- Add an extra column to all your sub-projects MPP and write the Project Name in that column, it should be same within that project and also unique for each sub-...


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