Rescheduling the Project!


HAPPY NEW YEAR! I Proudly announce that from 01.01.2012 I am MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) for MS PROJECT 2010!

Lets go to work!

I will explain hot to reschedule Tasks or the whole Project with MS PROJECT 2010. Suppose that you have a Project, and you already started with some activities:


Now, suppose that you and all other resources have to stop with all activities on that Project, because you must work on another Project. After few weeks you are back on the old Project, but you should reschedule some tasks, or whole Project.

To do that you should first determine which tasks should you reschedule. I will reschedule them all:


and I will get:


Notice that start date of the Task2 is unchanged, because the activities on that task were started before moving the whole Project, and you have “strange” finish to start relationship. Also notice that for Task3, and Task4 the Start no earlier is set:


you will notice that Task2 is 75% completed, but before Task1 was finished. So I will make Task2 0% completed, and repeat the moving and I will get:


This is more “reasonable” situation.

I I want to move all tasks, no matter it they were started or not I can do that like this:


and I will get:


and then:


Notice that all Task are moved, no matter if they were started or not.

Finally, suppose that I have a Project with over allocated Resources like this:


I want to move all my Tasks in a way that my Resource will be no longer over allocated. I con use this function:


and I will get:


If you are not happy with provided solution, you can still reschedule your Tasks as you want, as it was described earlier in this post!




About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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2 Responses to Rescheduling the Project!

  1. Steven says:

    Congratulations on the MVP.

    So what if we aren’t moving the project, just adding time to a task where a dependent task was able to start early. As an example
    Task A 10 days
    Task B 2 days
    Task C 5 days

    A is a predecessor of B. B is a predecessor of C.
    Work is started on B, 50% complete
    It is determined that A is going to take longer, 15 days

    The Problem: Changing A to 15 days doesn’t cause the times to recalculate for B and C because of the work percentage for B being 50%. Is there an elegant way around this?

    The only way I’ve been able to do this is to delete out the percentage, add the days to A, then re-enter the percentages. That isn’t hard on such a small example. But in real life, with larger projects, it just doesn’t work. Suggestions?

  2. @sharepointgrrl says:

    Congratulations on the MVP status! Your posts have been valuable for me as I figure out how to use Project 2010 with SharePoint 2010 to create a project tracking and management solution without using Project Server 2010. Thanks!

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