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Resource leveling will not move remaining work forward. The resource leveling command's sole function to the resolve resource overallations. If you want to move all remaining work out of the past, use the Tools > Tracking, Update Project, Reschedule uncompleted work to start after command. Do not keep changing the Project start date. Set your status date (...


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Pardon me for bumping in. You are dealing with two different ideas. Duration and work. Duration is the value you enter in the duration field when you create the task. It is the answer to the question "how long is this going to take?". When you assign resources Project, unless told differently by you, calculates the work using the following formula: ...


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There is no conditional formatting in Project, but you can achieve what you need through custom flag fields and some bar style formatting. In the Status field there are four possible results: Complete, On Schedule, Late, or Future. What color bars do you want to show for each status? I'll walk you through the process.


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Whilst David's answer is the right one in an ideal world, it is possible to achieve what you want by: Removing all the columns depicting start and end times (or moving the Gantt chart margin over them so they don't show), and Modifying the timescale appropriately- For example if you double-click on the timescale headings and remove all but one tier, then ...


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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.


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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 ...


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This is no different than the probabilistic of weather events and those projects that can be affected by weather. And it is even similar to the probabilistic availability and performance of labor and machine resources. The key is to understand the distribution of weather impact on the mountain over many years. This means, in order to properly plan work on ...


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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 use case might be procurement of a service/software that is a pay-as-you-go service that won't be used until a certain release point. You want to wait as long as possible before procurement to ensure you're not wasting money up front. There are a lot of other use cases.


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TL;DR 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 ...


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There are a few issues in sequencing: 1. if I sequence the tasks with just the predecessors, the Gantt chart will be very hard to read--it's hard to read already as we have so many tasks Task links should be based on the reality of the work. Don't be concerned about how the Gantt Chart looks. If there are too many link lines showing, modify the chart to ...


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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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@Tobias & Haotian, A summary task is not 100% complete until all of its subtasks (even milestones) are 100% complete. When the milestones are widely spread (as your example) the span between the milestones is not counted as duration. Although task 140 spans from end of February to early July unless there are additional tasks with duration > 0, the % ...


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The term usually used is "Candidate Pool" / "Succession pool". This usually includes candidates that you are planning to at least keep in mind in case you'll need to expand your workforce.


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This constraint makes sense when you have a task with any of the following characteristics: It can take place at any point in time, up to a point, but there is a future event/date/task by which it must be done There are higher priority tasks which you would prefer take place before said task, but which are not literal predecessors of the task There is an ...


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A simpler reason is if you are dealing with something that has a short expiration window, such as fresh shrimp or ice without freezer space. You would want the delivery to come "Just-in-time" or as late as possible.


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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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TL;DR There is no silver bullet. However, it is likely that your organization needs to adopt a more comprehensive set of agile tools and practices to reduce unnecessary or burdensome documentation. Agile Practices Often Deliver Better Documentation Your question is possibly too broad to answer, but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that your ...


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This is what's called a backward pass. You want to calculate the task dates based on a fixed project finish date. To do this: Create your tasks and link them together. For the last task, set a constraint type of Must Finish On and set the go-live date. For all other tasks, set a constraint type of As Late As Possible.


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Milestones don't directly affect resource allocation. They are just another element in your schedule (tasks, summary tasks, and milestones). Milestones are scheduled the same way tasks are except they have no duration. It is likely that the milestone you are referring to was being used as an anchor to prevent an overlap of resources. As an anchor, I mean ...


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I think the best example would be building a house (image source): Although people might not have built houses before, they have seen it happen at some point or another, and there is a good familiarity with the concept since we all live in houses :). And it's also a good model to use because it allows you to go in as wide or as deep as necessary to explain ...


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Have you tried using the Date Selection provided in the Print Dialog? Date selection options are highlighted in blue color in the following screenshot: I tried it in MS Project 2007 and it worked fine. Full chart was taking 3 pages, when I used the date range then the chart got printed in 2 pages.


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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.


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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


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Seems like you have a new project. I think the simplest solution is to keep the original PMB as is to maintain as a project artifact and create a new PMB for the revamped product. It doesn't seem like a ton of value to alter the existing schedule. However, if there is a reason to do so I am not seeing, it is totally appropriate to make old work packages ...


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I think that David's response was a bit harsh... but I understand why. The built-in leveling tool in MS Project is greatly misunderstood, and if not used in a very controlled manner, it can wreak havoc in your project schedule. One very important thing to remember about the built-in leveling tool is that it is only capable of resolving resource over ...


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I'm guessing you have turned off the Leveling option "Leveling can create splits in remaining work"? You can also control splitting on a task by task basis (instead of all or nothing), by inserting the field Leveling Can Split in a task view and setting the field to "no" for tasks that you do not wish the leveling command to split.


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Setting a resource's 'Max Units' value will not prevent you from over allocating that resource, and it will not change any of that resource's existing assignments as Julie stated. Unfortunately, you will need to find all of that resource's assignments in the project schedule and change the assignment units for each. Fortunately, there is a relatively easy ...


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Changing maximum units after assigning resources does not change assignment units. You may use the "replace" command in the Assign resource dialog to replace the resource with the same resource and manually enter the lower assignment unit. Assuming the tasks are not fixed duration, the duration of the tasks will increase.


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