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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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Define roles rather than people. Unless it matters that "Sally" does the work instead of "John," you can use roles like developer, tester, architect, engineer, machinist, or whatever other skills or job titles the work requires. You might also consider using teams rather than roles or people, if your teams break along functional lines.


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Resources can be groups of people: engineers, QA, etc. Create resources where the name is the type of worker, not the name of a specific worker and assign those to the tasks. Then you look at the resource usage view to see how many man-hours you need each week for each type of worker. Use a numbered cost field such as Cost1 for overhead cost. To combine with ...


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You should be able to do this by linking tasks and creating dependencies between them. From memory, while on the Gantt screen, ensure that the Predecessor column is shown. In the example you give, let's assume TaskB is in row 24 and TaskA is in row 25 of the page. In the "Predecessor" column of row 25, enter 24FS+20d. There is an explanation here ...


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Planned Cost: After planning the project and before updating any progress, save your planned dates, units, and costs using the Set Baseline dialog on the Project ribbon. The Baseline Cost for the assignment will reflect the original unit cost of $70. Forecast Cost: After setting the baseline, revise the material's standard unit rate on the resource sheet (...


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I suggest you choose an example that is relevant to the business domain that your team are expected to deal with. WBS and schedule makes sense for some kinds of work but not so for others. For example it's not usually a good idea to use WBS for software products; Product Breakdown Structure makes much more sense.


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This can be handled by treating the tasks as though they all start on the same day and run for the full 10 day duration, while allocating the same resource at 10% availability to each task. This is very similar to the following question: MS Project: Multiple tasks for one employee There is also some information on this here: https://www.mpug.com/hidden-...


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Here is a thread in Microsoft Technet Forums for Project Standard and Professional General Questions and Answers: There are two suggestions: In the options/general menu, select "W04-4" in the date format. Then the start and finish dates will be displayed with the week number and day of the week. You could also create a custom field with a formula ...


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One way to do this without needing to save the file in an XML format or write any scripts would be to do the following: Hide all of the summary tasks Select header of the remaining duration column (this will select the entire column) Use ctrl + c to copy it to your clipboard Open an Excel worksheet and paste the remaining duration data in there. remove the ...


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Like Iain9688 said, if you have more time to complete a project you can use it in better ways: Find ways to reduce the cost of the project. For example, rush jobs always cost more. Reduce risk to the project. For example, you can validate high-risk tasks by building proof-of-concepts. Free up over-loaded critical resources. However, if your real question ...


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You need to select "fixed work" instead of "fixed duration." You can find that functionality in the Task Information area. When you have fixed work selected, and you add a resource, that will change the duration. If you have fixed duration selected and you add resources, it will reduce resource utilization percentage.


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In most project scheduling software, the start date of a task is determined by either the task's driving predecessor(s) or a driving constraint date. If you want to move a task's start date to a date that would be later than the date it would be driven to from it's predecessor(s), your options are to either put a constraint date on the task or put a lag time ...


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Pick an example in your business domain with all different task dependency types You said: I want to explain WBS hierarchy and predecessors Pick an example in your business domain, but make sure you bring in all different task dependency types. FS (Finish-To-Start) Dependency: This is the most common dependency found in any project. Task A must finish in ...


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If they can be done in any order, by a single resource, it is a single task Welcome to pm.stackexchange! If these can be done in any order, I will keep these as a single task of 10 days duration and assign it to that single resource. after 5 days, we are just as likely to have done 50% of all the tasks, or 100% of the last 5, as 100% of the first five and ...


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It sounds goofy, but the way to do this is to add the ID column Right click on the columns and add the column 'ID' Sort based on column ID


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I outdent the summary task and add a new summary task. Then I indent the lower task and this works.


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I think you will find it difficult. In my experience, IT people don't just hire PMs who know the PM processes and practices: they expect proven PM experience within either their own business domain (so that you can talk to the business in knowledgeable terms) or the IT domain (so you can talk to the technical people in their own terms). You also need to be ...


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No, it isn't. A Scrum certification from any of the major certifying bodies mostly just teaches you the core concepts of Scrum. It is very valuable, but it's also just a start. Simply switching industries isn't a big problem - it all comes down to how well you can map the concepts from one industry to another in your own mind. Core concepts like ...


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I researched this myself just today and have to disappoint you, it's not possible. Microsoft says it here: The Project Online desktop client doesn’t connect to Project for the web – as with all other future features, we will be evaluating this based on user feedback. You can't even easily migrate existing PWA projects to Project for Web, as explained in ...


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Assuming the answer to my question in the comment is yes, you would establish a proper constraint for your project start, you would establish "fixed duration" for all of your project tasks, and then you would reduce the duration of those project tasks, especially those on the critical path, and your finish date will come in. Each of those tasks ...


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Right-click on a blank space on your Gantt chart, choose "grids ...", highlight "current date," and set the color and line type.


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Two options. You can either zoom in by right clicking the chart and selecting zoom, or you can do a right click on blank space in the gantt chart, then choose "gridlines", then highlight the "current date" and select the line colour.


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These are very broad subjects in Project Management, but as a short introduction it goes like this: Gantt charts are a tool for scheduling. They show how activities relate to each other over time. You list all the activities as horizontal bars where the size and position of the bar within the chart show when each activity starts and ends, how long it lasts, ...


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The format of &[Date] is set by your date format selection in Options. Choose a date format there that has no time. Unfortunately, this does not cover the case where you want the time to show on the task table but want it omitted from the legend.


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First of all let's start by defining what does it really mean to crash time or costs. This can be simply called schedule crashing and according to Project-Management.com As defined by BusinessDictionary.com, schedule crashing is “Reducing the completion time of a project by sharply increasing manpower and/or other expenses,” while the Quality Council of ...


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