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Work Breakdown Structure - Help on identifiying deliverables, workpackages, etc.,

The first thing you need to do is remove those phases. They are straight from the PMBoK and are process groups, not phases. Trying to organize your work around that will yield nothing useful. In ...
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Work Breakdown Structure - Help on identifiying deliverables, workpackages, etc.,

Deliverables depend entirely on what you are building. You may find it best to start by stating the end result of the project then work backwards to find the interim deliverables. In the case of a ...
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Why is MS Project 2016 Showing a $0 for BCWP on a completed task

An important aspect of both BCWS and BCWP is that they are time-phased values. Their values will change based on the date values of a task's baseline start and the project status date. This ...
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MS Project doesn't calculate task finish date correclty

I think I figured it out. In the respective resource calendar -> work weeks -> details the time for the allocated resource was set to: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11:AM - 1:00 PM I changed that to: 08:...
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Gantt Chart Style Change for 2016

You can't. The 3d bars went away with the introduction of MSP 2013; it's not an option. If 3d bars are really important to you, then you could "downgrade" back to MSP 2010, or try to make pretty ...
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Project 2016 update task start dates - am I asking too much?

MS Project works not only with full days but also with hours and minutes. Let's say Task2 had 7.5 hours of work left, and you reschedule this remaining work on the next day. Instead of finishing on ...
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How to work with estimated end dates in MS Project?

For an external task that you are not managing and not collecting cost or progress data, you can use a milestone to reflect receipt of the product from the external vendor. A milestone has a zero ...
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How to Import Resource Availability from Excel when it varies by month

It's funny how often articulating a question can lead you to finding the answer your self. The following codes does the job in a few seconds and will save me many hours of boring data input. I am ...
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Auto populate project level Priority field based on lookup to Excel file table

You can use MS Project's Import Wizard to merge data from an Excel file into the active project. With the target project open, do File Open and search for your Excel file. Opening an Excel file ...
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MS Project, add hours directly in resource usage

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 ...
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In Microsoft Project, the values for my Work column appear to be wrong

The relationship between Work and Duration can be controlled in a couple of different ways. Effort driven vs non-effort driven and task types of Fixed Units (default), Fixed Duration, or Fixed Work. ...
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Sharing a file without them being able to edit the main file

Been a while since I've used 2016, from memory: File -> Save As -> Tools -> General Options In there, there should be an option to save a version as 'Read Only.' Screenshot as requested, although ...
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MS Project : How to debug when "level all" freezes

I've managed to deal with my problem : I've changed the leveling option "Level without changing the end date of the project". I've unchecked it and now it works. Too bad that MS Project checks it by ...
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In Microsoft Project, the values for my Work column appear to be wrong

I removed the resources from the task and re-added them and it fixed the issue. I think the issue actually started when I used copy/paste to duplicate these items, as they occur twice within the ...
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How can you represent a task which only takes place at specific days on MS Project?

Use a constraint on an assigned resource. Example, the meeting can only happen in that room, and the room is only available from 1-2 on Tuesday.
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How to show slippage in MS Project 2016?

In the ribbon, open the "Baseline" drop-down menu and click on Baseline. You will be able to make visual comparisons--for each task--between the Gantt bars for the current plan versus the baseline.
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How to calculate the completion percentage relation by start and finish dates

To calculate the percentage of a task that should be done based on the current date and working time (e.g. the project calendar), customize a number field with this formula: IIf( [Start] > Date(), ...
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Does Microsoft TFS have all I need for Agile Project Management?

I recommend evaluating all of the most popular tools for tracking agile and scrum projects and pick one that meets your needs the most. Look at: Jira (CA Agile) Rally Version One More info can be ...
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Does Microsoft TFS have all I need for Agile Project Management?

TL;DR; TFS moves virtual index cards across a virtual taskboard as well as any other app. Longer Answer: TFS Has Everything You Need to Start and Then Some The truth is, you don't need any tools at ...
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Does Microsoft TFS have all I need for Agile Project Management?

We used TFS with the Agile template at one of my previous employers No, you don't need MS Project. In fact, using it may be counter-productive. Scrum doesn't require much by way of tool features. In ...
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Microsoft Project 2016 resource calendar seems to be ignored and no overallocation detected

These are the same behaviors as in MSP 2010. Assuming you've created Fixed-Units or Fixed-Work tasks, then the durations of these tasks are 4 hours, 8 hours, and 4 hours - corresponding to the ...
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MS Project Update Project and Level All

Be sure to clear all leveling before implementing the Update Project dialog. Tasks whose start dates are already beyond your "reschedule uncompleted work to start after:" date - including those ...
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How to set a specific resource in MS Project to have a max work capacity of 7 hours a day?

Yes, in Project, you can set a unique schedule for a specific resource (Applicable to MS Project 2007+). Step 1: Click Project > Properties > Change Working Time. Step 2: Choose a resource from the ...
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Overrun on Duration

First, you will need to make sure your task type is correct so that it responds in a correct way when you add resources. As far as I understood your explanation, you will likely want 'Fixed Units' for ...
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Project Server 2016 doesn't send task assignment alerts to resources

In Project Server 2016, the steps to configure Alerts and Reminders have been changed and the Alerts and Reminders option is now not located in Central Administration below Operational Policies as it ...
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MS Project Calendar

Currently there is no way out of the box to directly import Microsoft Project tasks into Outlook. There used to be an Outlook Add-in for Project Server 2007 and an Exchange Sync for Project Server ...
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Sending Email Notification when Assigning Task to Resources in Project Server 2016 Web App

This way has been changed in SharePoint 2016 and it now depends on the outgoing e-mail settings in Central Administration. For the detail steps, check Project Server 2016: Missing Alerts and ...
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Task Duration and work

You've got to set it to Fixed Duration instead. Fixed Work task type (along with "Effort Driven" checkmark) sets task to calculate its duration on the base of duration of work (111h in your case)
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Why is MS Project 2016 Showing a $0 for BCWP on a completed task

My guess is that you didn't save a baseline before marking the tasks as 100% complete. Based on the definition of BCWP by Microsoft: How is BCWP Calculated? When a task is first created, the BCWP is ...
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How to configure the project schedule for parallel tasks?

Consider whether you really have to schedule each task on the plan with a definite start and end time, with tasks running in parallel and the resource assigned in a way that reflects reality. I have ...
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