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Project Management is the discipline of of managing resources on a project.

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How to calculate 8-hours work day and Finish Date for Excel Project Plan Tracker

I have this example created in Microsoft Project, but I want to make the same using Microsoft Excel. Need help in calculation of hours and calculating next date based on 8-hours day. Like, if you see ...
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Getting a “Parent” Start Date From the Earliest Date in a Range of “Child” Start Dates Based on the Parent WBS Number

Background I used Formula 1 to automate the assignment of work breakdown structure (WBS) numbers (D15). The assignment of WBS numbers (1, 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.1.1, etc.) is based on the WBS Level selected ...
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How can I use relative paths and macros for project output?

I'm working with a C++ repository and one thing I'd like to change is the output path for builds. I can easily change it using a static path or with a relative path and no variables, but I'd prefer a ...
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Baseline Duration vs. Duration vs. Actual Duration vs. Schedule Duration

I am still not fully certain on the definitions of these terms, not as they relate to project but what they really mean. Please can someone explain?
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Document / log all events affecting product?

I have no idea if i'm asking this on the correct place. But i want to log events for a product / website so we always have a backlog and can go back and see what has happened on a high level. It could ...
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Is it possible in Asana to create rules that automatically shift tasks into a section?

The title says it all. I work in an Asana project which gets flooded with tasks which are automatically created. It would help if I could automatically shift some tasks into a section based on their ...
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Building S-Curves for projects in Excel using functions on dates and expected completion percentages

I have some data about projects that are guesstimated. This is a simple management of many unmanaged projects. A project has a start and an end date, then a grid with Date, Planned %, and Actual %. ...
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How to calculate cycle times for changes which have multiple instances of certain states using Excel?

I'm working on a project where I am trying to analyze the cycle time of different changes going through our change process. I need to know the times between states, which is fairly simple except that ...
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Jira add project observer

Is there a way to add a project observer to Jira? The observer should: have access to the project board to see the progress should not see the users that are assigned to the task Thanks in advance!
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502 Proxy error when connecting a GIT repo with Openproject

I've recently installed Openproject in a Linux box (Ubuntu 14.04) and I wanted to link a Project to an already existing GIT (bare) repository. To do this I've followed the configuration instructions: ...
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Using excel for tracking project timelines

I am trying to put together a doc (preferably excel sheet) that I can use to track software projects with my team mates. Here's what I want. I want a way so I can lay out all the weeks in one quarter ...
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Forcing a task to start/ end 5 days before the next automatically - MS Project 2013

I have a MS project that I'm working on. I have a same day task of "contact editor" that I ALWAYS want to occur 5 days before the next task "Media review". How do I do this and maintain dependencies ...
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Using Tuleap Agile Dashboard

When planning a release using the Agile Dashboard it appears that the slide function - remove the backlog to a release does not work on my environment. Note that I play the role of administrator on ...
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How to add Task name in resources sheet?

Gantt Chart Resource Usage, shows the Resource name, is there a way to show the task name ? for example: How to show the parent task name ? example, Review 1 belongs to Task X, Review 2 belongs to ...
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Pin folder to Sublime Text 3

I have windows 7 and am trying to pin my projects folder to sublime text so that I can right click it in the taskbar and open up the folder. I have tried pinning the folder itself, a shortcut to the ...
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Microsoft Project 2010 - How to set resource units based-on date of week?

I want to set units for resource WorkerA at Tue and Thu are 80%; and 94% for Mon, Wed, Fri. This rules apply for all time of project, so I cannot set value by manual, task by task. How to implement ...
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Version control system for projects involving mixed content [closed]

My question: is there a reliable and simple version control system/mechanism/platform/... for projects with content that is effectively monolithic, opaque stuff? Most of the projects I work on ...
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Redmine OSX or iOS interface

Are there any quality OSX desktop and/or mobile clients which interface well with Redmine and provide more use ability than simply an ATOM or RSS feed? I know that Redmine lists several desktop and ...
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How to allow enable the weekends as working period in gantt project?

My question is similar to this one: How can I enable a weekend as working period? (no answers). I want to plan a wedding in gantt project, where all days are considered working days. How can I do ...
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Scheduling weekly in MS Project

MS Project tracks allocation of resources "daily". In other words MSP shows over-allocation or under-allocation of a resource on "per day" basis. If you load a resource with 12h work on a 8h day ...
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MS Project 10 & 13 - Creating Custom Gantt Chart for Resource Allocation

I have created a very basic setup to better monitor staffing and scheduling decisions for my firm. Essentially, I create one task for each new project and assign the resources that will work on that ...
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In Microsoft Project, how do I color code tasks by resource allocation in my Gantt chart?

I've got a project with tasks that are assigned to one of several resources. In my Gantt chart, I'd like the tasks assigned to the 'iOS' resources to be a different color than the tasks assigned to ...
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Calendar Application [closed]

I know Google can do this to an extent, but are there any applications that work as a calendar that I can use to sync between phones and computers? The main purpose of this is so that employees can ...
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Difficulty connecting to a database with Primavera P6

I'm having trouble connecting to Primavera P6 (project). When I enter my username and password, I receive an error: This user is already logged in... The password was never changed.
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How to enter a task of duration of 1 week, but allow 1 day of work anytime in that week?

I need to write a quick plan, where I roughly know how long in duration a task will take, and I also roughly know how long someone will work on the task within that time. I'm stuffed if I can get MS ...
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Is there software to visualize project timeline data?

I use WinDirStat to visualize my hard disk space and was thinking that it would be great to have something like that for some of the projects that I manage. Each project is broken up into parts with ...
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Microsoft Project - How to force one task to start immediately after another task finishes?

I am trying to force one task in Microsoft Project to start immediately after another task. However, each task has other dependencies, so a simple finish-to-start relationship or start-to-finish ...
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Basecamp Notification Application for Windows

There is a great Basecamp notifications app for Mac OS X: BaseApp. Is there any Basecamp notification app for Windows?
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Print Microsoft project 2010 GANTT chart (scale issue)

I am using MS project 2010. For some reason I cannot print my project according to my preferences. I have about 60 activities. The project starts from 1 January to 30 June. What I want is to print ...
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How do you assign resources and keep begin, end and duration of a task intact?

I have problems with assigning more than one resource to a group of tasks. The idea is simple, my tasks are in one group and are manually scheduled to particular begin and end dates. I want to assign ...
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Project 2010 Leveling / Level by Task ID

Likely not a great place to ask this question, but I'm not getting traction on MS Project 2010 forums. I dont' use Project often (cause I'm a developer) but when I do, I change a the "level ...
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Project planning with MS Project 2007

Working time on Saturday is half day at my company. Thus if a task must be done on a day and start on Saturday then it will finish after Monday morning of next week. Are there any way to make MS ...
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Is there software that can help high level management manage teams?

Is there software, preferably web-based, that can help high level management manage the tasks every team/department is working on? E-mails don't cut it anymore... Does SharePoint fit this use case?
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Workflow: suggest a versioning and file control for Designer and Developer

Our company are having hard time managing project files and managing versions of PSD, HTML, PHP, and CSS files. Can anyone recommend a good software or workflow to handle files and versions. Here's ...
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light project management software

I'm looking for a simple project management software to help manage my tasks. I'll be using this by myself so I'm not concerned about assigning tasks, etc. I'm on a Macbook Pro, so I can use Mac ...
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Microsoft Project 2010 - Is there any timesheet functionality available in this package

I've started using Project 2007 to map out my workload. I'm thinking about upgrading to 2010. What I would like to know is if there is any timesheet functionality in Project 2010 that would allow me ...
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What kind of communication system to use that is persistent, personal and ties into email?

Currently, our company mainly communicates using email. But as projects get more complicated, email is getting a bit of a burden, so we started looking for alternatives. Now you guys have probably ...
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Software Invoicing System [closed]

I own a software firm and I was wondering if is there any invoicing system which I can utilize for free? The system must have required features like Creating Milestones for a particular project, ...
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Need recommendation for Project Management software [closed]

I used MS Project before and Gantt Project. And now I'm looking for free software. What I need is simply do the Gantt Chart, and link with resources. So that I can know which teammate is avialable or ...
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Time logging tool

I'm looking for an application that can help me account for my work hours. features that i'm looking for: (essential) regular short term reminders/notifications to ensure that I'm recording time for ...
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What's the best way to sort redundant project folders?

I'm a web developer with an organization issue. I run Mamp Pro for my PHP/MySQL environment. My localhost root points to ~/Sites. I want to keep this as close to my real server environment as ...
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Time planning software

I'm looking for some time planning software. I have simple but specific needs. I'd like to be able to track and plan work for about 10 people. They do certain type of task working on a couple of ...
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Looking for free productivity software for non-profit operations [closed]

I'm looking for a productivity/operations management web service (ideally, free) that is aimed towards non-profits. Some of the features that I'm looking for include: Indexing and sorting of contacts ...
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Creating Tasks in Excel

I am detailing the tasks that I have to do for a certain project (am the sole developer), so I do not have the luxury of MS Project etc., and it has to be in MS Excel. What I would like to do is the ...
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Looking for Light Time Management Software Suggestions (for Mac) [closed]

I'm looking for a simple project management app that performs task scheduling, along the line of Merlin or MS Project, but no where near as robustly. I don't need to deal with other (human) resources, ...
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Project Tasks seem to take longer than entered

In Microsoft Project 2007, I can't work out why my tasks are scheduled to finish later than I would expect for the Duration I put in. I enter a task with a start date on a Monday and a 1-day duration,...
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Project management software that syncs with smartphone? [closed]

I went through the archives here and the Wikipedia page on Project management software, but didn't find information on this type of application to manage projects: Native Windows application (don't ...
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What's a good desktop project/to-do manager? [closed]

I'm looking for a Windows desktop application with the following features: Under active development Definitely a desktop application. I don't want a web-based solution such as Remember The Milk etc. ...
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Is there a tool to automatically search un-used files in a web project?

Some files don't have any in-links,which is obsolete, is there a tool to auto-detect such files?
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Project Management Tools like BaseCamp that integrate with SalesForce?

Are there any good Project Management Tools like BaseCamp out there that integrate with SalesForce in someway? Integration can be as simple as sharing/linking contacts. I use BaseCamp as an example ...