Have you considered exporting the relevant data to Excel? If you display the Task Sheet (use the View ribbon) you can certainly save that view as PDF as well. Saving as PDF just prints the current view to a PDF printer.
I would filter and show only the tasks of interest - instead of saving the entire list.
Microsoft Project is for project planning. It is not a replacement for other documents and processes. There is no such thing as an "MS Project Change Request."
Handling Change Requests
A change request is generally a formal document requesting changes to the specifications of a deliverable. It is up to the project manager and the rest of the team to ...
Other possible solution would be to upload your MS Project file to google drive. Once there, try to open it and a popup will display asking you to use a couple of free tools:
1. Gantter for google drive
2. Project viewer for google drive
Then, I guess you can share the file with your team.
Another option would be to use Office 365 online. In that way, you ...
I'm guessing you are referring to some of the reports that were in 2010 that are no longer available in Project 2013.
However, you can certainly apply the Gantt chart view with any table you wish and then apply a custom group to group tasks by week.
Milestones CAN have a duration and still be a milestone (try it by setting the Milestone checkbox on a task that has a duration (but no work)).
The milestone itself is always taken to mean the point at which the milestone "task" completes, which on zero-duration milestones is always the same as the Milestone task itself.
So if you don't want to set lags ...
You need to sync with Microsoft Project Server. SharePoint itself does not "know" about project management.
However, you might export your project schedule to an office document and publish this document on SharePoint.
As far as I know, there is no such in-built functionality. However you can use a custom field for that. Here is an example - http://blog.jackvinson.com/archives/2009/11/05/tech_tip_how_to_show_calendar_day_duration_in_ms_project.html
To do this with the menus do this.
View >> Filter >> Display AutoFilter .... (shorthand for below)
Click on the View tab.
Then look for the Filter drop down. It's about in the middle and has a little funnel next to it.
Click on the drop down arrow.
Almost at the bottom of that menu, next row to the last, should be a selection for Display AutoFilter. ...
Firstly you need to Baseline your plan at the start of the project, when all the planning has been done and you have a plan you are happy with.
Then add the Column 'Finish Variance' to your view.
Whenever the currently forecast Finish date is different to the date it was supposed to have been in the original forecase (i.e. the baselined plan), the ...
I showed the "Type" column, changed the first entry to "Fixed Duration", then dragged that value down through the rest of the rows, and it worked.
Step 3: click in the "Fixed Duration" field in Row 1, point to the bottom right corner and drag the field to the other rows.
Then you can hide the "Type" column again.
In the File tab, click Print, then click Page Setup.
On the Header, Footer, or Legend tab, click the Left, Center, or Right tab.
Now choose the date icon and the field will auto-fill and update when you print.
You may want to check which calendar you have assigned as the project calendar. The default "Standard" calendar does not count non-working days (Saturday and Sunday) in the duration calculation. Check Project Information on the Project ribbon.
Your horizontal and vertical logic needs to occur where the work takes place. The milestones should be linked to the work package that produces the result, not to each other. I'd advise to abandon your approach and schedule using normal practices.
You can still monitor only the milestones via filtering on them.
If you insist on using your approach, ...
The Copy > Copy Picture option in 2013 has worked wonders for our communication. You can copy for screen, print, full size, etc. and it will be stored as an image on the clipboard.
Before discovering this, PDF was our way of distributing MS Project information to non-MS Project users and it didn't go nearly as well.
You would be best served by rebuilding the resource pool file. I'm actually surprised you haven't had a fatal corruption of the project files yet.
Link to MS TechNet question with MS response:
In Microsoft Project 2007, from the top menu, go to Tools > Change Working Times. In the opened dialog, click on Options. In this new dialog box, you may change the working hours.
Change Working Time dialog:
You need to set the task type to Fixed Duration, which is on the Advanced tab of the Task Information dialog. Having done that set the duration to 2d. Then add the Work column to your display and set the Work=4h for that task. It will show 4 hours of work spread out over two days.
Is the second resource working the same number of hours at the same assignment unit? Look at the Task Usage view and add "peak" to the left side of the view to see assignment units.
Regarding the gap - my guess is the other task is a successor to the gray task. The resource leveling command will not ensure the resource is assigned to something every day ...
Yes. File > Options, Schedule category. Select "All New Projects" and set the default task type as needed. You can also edit multiple tasks by selecting them and using the Information button on the Task Ribbon or you may add the type field to a task table and fill down.
I'm afraid neither priorities (used only when leveling overallocated resources), resource pools, nor any feature in Project is going to handle this for you automatically.
If you know when Alice is going to be on vacation, enter it in her calendar. If she is already assigned to tasks, filter the task list looking for the date range of her vacation and ...
If each task has the same resource at 100% and the durations of the subtasks all equal the work, then the only possible explanation for a shorter summary duration is that one or more of the subtasks overlap, which would yield a resource over-allocation.
You can use the Resource Usage view to check this as it will be obvious which tasks are causing the over-...
I used it for Scrum projects, but it is not too comfortable. You can use it to forecast delivered functionality at a later point of time, but you need a lot of manual work for that:
you should translate complexity estimations to duration estimations based on current velocity, and update them when velocity changes or stories are reestimated
you must update ...
Add a spare number field (Number1 for example) and customize the field with the following formula:
In the Custom fields dialog under "Calculation for task and group summary rows" select "Sum" in the Rollup drop down.
Turn on the Project Summary task to see a total count of complete tasks.
Here are a few things to note:
Instead of checking the task Finish field for N/A or 0, use the IsDate function.
While N/A values for date fields are internally stored as very large integers (2^32) you only need to test against something greater than Project's maximum date (which appears to be #12/31/2099# for Project 2013; #12/31/2049# for earlier versions)....
You need to create an enterprise calendar in:
From Project Server 2013 Administrator's Guide (page 50)
Enterprise calendars capture the predefined working hours, holidays,
and other schedule details within an organization. They are used to
standardize the working time for ...
Inside your project file, put your cursor in one of the lines within the spreadsheet-like project sheet. Press Ctrl-Home (should bring you to the first line), then Ctrl-Shift-End to select all lines towards the bottom of the file. From there, you can copy/Ctrl-C and paste into Excel or other destinations.
The resource leveling command will not change assignment units on tasks. So the only way for a resource to be working 1.75 hours on two tasks simultaneously would be if the resource is not assigned at his/her max units to all tasks. If you want the resource to 'single task' their way through work - never assign at below max units and then use the resource ...
You should use import map in import wizard to achieve this. For more details you can refer to the following article
6 Practical Scenarios Where Excel Import is Useful - http://www.mpug.com/articles/6-practical-scenarios-where-excel-import-is-useful/
You will also find some other useful techniques of importing in this article.
An approach that works for me.
Create the 11 day duration task and, as you noted, set it as Fixed Duration.
Split the screen (right click in the Gantt chart area and choose Show Split) to show the Task Form.
In the Task Form, click under Resources and select Resource 1, in the Work field enter 24.
Click underneath Resource 1 and select Resource 2 from ...