How to get the right name for a PROJECT SUBPROJECT in MS PROJECT?



again, one question from my Blog Reader: “Please assist. When I insert a subproject (Title: Primary Heat Exchanger) into my Master Schedule, it inserts the project but doesn’t give it the same saved name in the Master Schedule. Why does this happen?”

Where is the Problem in MS PROJECT 2010? Let us see. First I will Create a Project with one Task:


Now I am going to see the Project Summary Task:


and I will change the name to, for example: “Blog Sample Subproject”:


Now I am going to save My Project with:name  “My Subproject”:


and then:




Now I will create Master Project with one Task:


and I will add a Subproject:


and I will get:


Very simple!

I suggest that you always has your Project Summary Task visible. To do that you should:


and then:


Now, wheneve you open a new project you will have something like this:




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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4 Responses to How to get the right name for a PROJECT SUBPROJECT in MS PROJECT?

  1. Ed K says:

    Super Nenad! Thank you.

  2. Mark Hopkins says:

    Thank you so much. That has been bugging me to no end.
    …and really nicely communicated.

  3. Mike says:

    Thank you so much, Nenad! I looked everywhere for how to find and change the Summary Task Name and you did a masterful job explaining it end-to-end. Well done!

  4. software says:

    Nice info , tnx for the share…..

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