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What define the size of a project...Why it's so long to check-in? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I know that if a project contains more line than another one it will be bigger. But Why 2 projects that contain 1200 lines don't goes on the server in the same way.

    One takes 30 seconds to publish, 30-45 sec to check-in and the other one can take 15min to check-in.

    Why one is 8Mo and the other one 4Mo.

     

    Is it the time duration?

     

    Thanks for your help guys!

    Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:08 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    I will try to answer your query related to size of the project plan when both project plans has same task numbers.

    Certainly not only number of lines in the project plan is the factor. It also depends on other project data like custom field, baseline data, etc.

     

    Also if you delete data from the project plan, white space is created in the project plan and after certain level it will be available for re-writing the data. It’s like the way data is managed on hard disk. You can reclaim white space by doing disk defragmentation.  However there is no such tool or step available in project. Project uses its own logic to manage the white space internally.

     

    About the processing of the job is concern, it depends on what is the nature of time phased and non-time phased data, duration. So you are right time duration plays vital role in this process.

     

    Thanks,

    Hrishi

     

    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:32 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:29 PM
    Moderator
  • Yes, project duration, task duration  will be the key factor as well.
    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:03 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:39 PM
    Moderator
  • ManPid --

    I would be more suspicious of the number of assignments in the two projects. If one of the projects has only one resource assigned per task, and the other project has two or more resources assigned per task, this greatly increases the number of assignments in the second project.  Just a thought. Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Friday, November 4, 2011 12:55 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 9:10 PM
    Moderator


  •  

    Hi,

     

    I will try to answer your query related to size of the project plan when both project plans has same task numbers.

    Certainly not only number of lines in the project plan is the factor. It also depends on other project data like custom field, baseline data, etc.

     

    Also if you delete data from the project plan, white space is created in the project plan and after certain level it will be available for re-writing the data. It’s like the way data is managed on hard disk. You can reclaim white space by doing disk defragmentation.  However there is no such tool or step available in project. Project uses its own logic to manage the white space internally.

     

    About the processing of the job is concern, it depends on what is the nature of time phased and non-time phased data, duration. So you are right time duration plays vital role in this process.

     

    Thanks,

    Hrishi

     

    Did the time frame of the project is a factor? If I have only10 tasks but the duration is 15 years. Do the file and the project will be bigger? Also, If you have task with a long duration, the server need to update timesheet of the ressource. So if you put some task from 2011 to 2015 do the duration on the publishing and check-in will be longer?

     

    Thanks for your help!

    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:03 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:37 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    I will try to answer your query related to size of the project plan when both project plans has same task numbers.

    Certainly not only number of lines in the project plan is the factor. It also depends on other project data like custom field, baseline data, etc.

     

    Also if you delete data from the project plan, white space is created in the project plan and after certain level it will be available for re-writing the data. It’s like the way data is managed on hard disk. You can reclaim white space by doing disk defragmentation.  However there is no such tool or step available in project. Project uses its own logic to manage the white space internally.

     

    About the processing of the job is concern, it depends on what is the nature of time phased and non-time phased data, duration. So you are right time duration plays vital role in this process.

     

    Thanks,

    Hrishi

     

    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:32 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:29 PM
    Moderator


  •  

    Hi,

     

    I will try to answer your query related to size of the project plan when both project plans has same task numbers.

    Certainly not only number of lines in the project plan is the factor. It also depends on other project data like custom field, baseline data, etc.

     

    Also if you delete data from the project plan, white space is created in the project plan and after certain level it will be available for re-writing the data. It’s like the way data is managed on hard disk. You can reclaim white space by doing disk defragmentation.  However there is no such tool or step available in project. Project uses its own logic to manage the white space internally.

     

    About the processing of the job is concern, it depends on what is the nature of time phased and non-time phased data, duration. So you are right time duration plays vital role in this process.

     

    Thanks,

    Hrishi

     

    Did the time frame of the project is a factor? If I have only10 tasks but the duration is 15 years. Do the file and the project will be bigger? Also, If you have task with a long duration, the server need to update timesheet of the ressource. So if you put some task from 2011 to 2015 do the duration on the publishing and check-in will be longer?

     

    Thanks for your help!

    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:03 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:37 PM
  • Yes, project duration, task duration  will be the key factor as well.
    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:03 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 5:39 PM
    Moderator
  • ManPid --

    I would be more suspicious of the number of assignments in the two projects. If one of the projects has only one resource assigned per task, and the other project has two or more resources assigned per task, this greatly increases the number of assignments in the second project.  Just a thought. Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by PWAdmin Friday, November 4, 2011 12:55 PM
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 9:10 PM
    Moderator