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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Microsoft seems to have hard-coded 1 emo = 30 edays. There is no setting to achieve your expected date, which is based on the variable human interpretation of "month." For workarounds, I would definitely stay away from task mode (i.e. "Manually-scheduled"). You could play with task calendars and/or constraints to force the second task to the date you ...


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I am not really sure I totally understood the problem; however, I am pretty sure that it's not a version or application problem. I would give it a try and go to Project -> Change working Calendar and compare the settings between the version that you got on your working computer and a new installed version that you have on another computer. I guess you need ...


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Sadly not built-in to Project 2010. It is in Project 2013 through the "Task Path" feature. You can create your own Task Path Manually. Add the Marked field (or a flag field) to the Gantt table. Using the Task Inspector you can view the driving predecessor to the selected task. Set the Marked field to "yes" for the task and "walk" you way backwards in ...


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With some tweaking you can get the chart from the Baseline Work Visual report. Open the master project you created using the pool and create the Baseline Work visual report. Once the data is in Excel make the following changes: Turn off the display of Actual Work and Baseline Work in the Pivot table field list. Turn on Resources in the Pivot table field ...


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Go to Options in the File tab. Open Schedule. Third option group down, you can change how duration is entered. Choose hours.


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Unless this is supported in Project Server, of which I have no experience, you cannot do this in MS-Project. It simply does not include the concept of resource dependencies within a task. In any case, despite the fact you say you do not want to split the task, the fact that it has two parts fulfilled by two separate resources with a strict linear order, ...


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On the Project tab, under status date, there is an "update project" button. Is this what you mean?


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Click on 'File' tab, select 'Options'. The 'Project Options' dialogue window will open. Select 'Display'. Check the 'Entry Bar' option.


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Typical. As soon as I post the question I realise the answer... You can edit the tasks names in-line directly within the Gantt Chart grid by clicking into the field and then clicking again. How did I miss that?!


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A couple of things to check: As David notes, change your date format to show date/time. File > Options, General under Project View. You may have a mis-match between the number of working hours in your calendar and the definition of "day". Are you working with a calendar that has less than 8 working hours per day? If so, you need to modify the Calendar ...


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I'm afraid there is no way to separate tasks into a new subproject without having to re-link.


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You need to use the Update Project functionality. Use this to "Set Uncompleted Work to commence after" and select yesterday's date if you want it scheduled for today. Usually people just leave it at the default which is today's date, meaning all uncompleted work is commenced from tomorrow. Note that when you have done that you may find it has scheduled work ...


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