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MSP 2007 Question - RRS feed

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  • Hi really struggleing with this. Please help.

    I have a few "tasks" that i have put as 0 duration. Most of these are milestones, some are simply heading names for the proceeding tasks detailed below. When i get project to add a progress line (drop-line) from the tools > tracking tabs the "drop-line" see's these as not started and so tracks them as incomplete (making the progress report incorrect). My question is how do i get a "task" to not be considered by MSP as "work"? I simply want project to ignore these elements.

    Hopefully my description is clear.

    Thanks in advance.



    • Edited by RIXAN85 Monday, January 9, 2012 12:22 PM
    Monday, January 9, 2012 12:19 PM

Answers

  • RIXAN85 --
     
    There is no way to force progress lines to ignore milestone tasks.
    Furthermore, if some of your tasks with 0 days Duration are heading names
    for tasks listed below, then you need to INDENT those detailed tasks to make
    the preceding task a summary task.  Beyond this, when a milestone task is
    completed, you need to set the Percent Complete value to 100% so that the
    progress lines work correctly.
     
    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"

    Monday, January 9, 2012 2:46 PM
    Moderator

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  • RIXAN85 --
     
    There is no way to force progress lines to ignore milestone tasks.
    Furthermore, if some of your tasks with 0 days Duration are heading names
    for tasks listed below, then you need to INDENT those detailed tasks to make
    the preceding task a summary task.  Beyond this, when a milestone task is
    completed, you need to set the Percent Complete value to 100% so that the
    progress lines work correctly.
     
    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"

    Monday, January 9, 2012 2:46 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the reply. I'll do some reformating of my gantt based on your reply.
    rs
    Monday, January 9, 2012 2:56 PM