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 aspect was not brought out explicitly in the MS explanation of BCWP.
Part of the pseudocode formula for BCWP and BCWS is this:
[status_date] - [baseline_start] = ["...
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:
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1:00 PM - 3:PM
And project recalculated the duration correctly.
I have no idea what was wrong with the time which was set initially.
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 charts in Visio.
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 Wednesday 9th of August 17:00 as initially planned, it now finishes on Thursday 10th of August 16:30. MS Project assumes Task3 will follow immediately after Task2 ...
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 duration. If it were my schedule, I would capture the milestone description as "Receipt of product A from vendor X" and hard code a date as agreed upon between me ...
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 very happy!
' This will open the Excel file containing the Supply profiles and import the data into the Availability table in MS Project ...
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 within MS Project will launch the Import Wizard and walk you through the steps of building a map (e.g. what fields are in your Excel file), setting a merge key (e.g. ...
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 ...
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.
In your scenario -
My understanding is that if I put 5 Resources, each at 100% Units, on
a Task it would make the Work be 5 times as much as the Duration.
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 this is 2013, I believe the option is the same:
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 default and doesn't alert if it can't solve the leveling because of it.
Anyway, if you have another hint to solve my problem, I'll study it.
The simplest and most repeatable way to do this is with a macro/vba procedure. Here's some code that John - Project created and shared on msdn some years ago (VBA Macro Help - Cost Rate Tables).
Option Compare Text
Dim r As Resource
For Each r In ActiveProject.Resources
'jump around blank lines on Resource Sheet
If Not r Is Nothing ...
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 project. The original worked fine, but the pasted copy had this issue.
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(), 0, IIf( [Finish] < Date(), 1, ProjDateDiff( [Start], Date()) / [Duration]))
Note: answer was updated to reflect OP's correction to handle future tasks.
I recommend evaluating all of the most popular tools for tracking agile and scrum projects and pick one that meets your needs the most.
(CA Agile) Rally
More info can be found here: http://stateofagile.versionone.com/
TL;DR; TFS moves virtual index cards across a virtual taskboard as well as any other app.
TFS Has Everything You Need to Start and Then Some
The truth is, you don't need any tools at all to start with Scrum, but at a minimum, some sticky notes, a few markers, and some masking tape definitely help. This isn't meant in a snarky way either - I'...
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 fact, if the entire team is colocated, some people have practiced scrum by using sticky notes on a board. The use of a tool helps speed up things like the ...
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 effective work time of the single resource assigned. The durations are actually stored in minutes, and they are translated to "days" according to the "hours-per-day" ...
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 delayed by leveling - will be ignored in the dialog. When you re-run the leveler, the existing leveling delays will be removed, and there will be no logical ...
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 For calendar list.
Step 3: Choose the right Base calendar for the resource.
Step 4: If the working times in the calendar aren't quite right for this resource, ...
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 your task.
Second, if the dependencies represent the real-life constraints, I advise against removing them.
Instead I suggest you do the following:
Step 1: ...
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 was in Project Server 2013.
To configure Alerts and Reminders, you should
Configure outgoing e-mail settings in SharePoint Server 2016.
Configure Email ...
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 2010/2013. All of those have been deprecated since.
There are some third-party add-ons that can do what you want, the only one I have implemented is Allocatus.
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 Reminders Settings.
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 0.00. As soon as a baseline is saved and progress is reported for the task (as actual work, actual duration, or percentage of work complete), Microsoft Office ...
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 found that is rarely the case but if it is then you need to spend time assigning the resource to the task with appropriate percentage levels of allocation, and ...
I work on lots of projects where I have a number of tasks that can be done in roughly any order, but need to be completed by a milestone. I have yet to find an ideal way to show them in a plan. Often the most efficient order changes depending on external factors. Rarely is it efficient to work in parallel on multiple tasks. I do switch tasks when the ...