Change finish dates after publishing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I’ve come across some puzzling behavior in project server where the duration and finish date of my tasks change after publish, for no reason that I can understand.  


    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 2:52 PM

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  • Hi Julie,

    Do you see this with all project plans? Even those without any assignments? Do you have any marcos running on the publish event? Before you publish, press F9 to recalc the plan, does the durations / finish dates change then?



    Paul Mather | Twitter |

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:01 PM
  • Along with Paul's questions

    Did anyone submitted actual work?

    Any split created in the task? Is it a manually scheduled task?

    Cheers. Happy troubleshooting !!! Sriram E - MSFT Enterprise Project Management

    Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:46 AM
  • Julie --
    Another possibility.  Please answer the following questions:
      • When you log into Project Server from Microsoft Project 2010, do you have the Load Summary Resource Assignments option selected in the Login dialog?
      • Do you have automatic resource leveling enabled?  To check, open the project in question and then click Resource > Leveling Options.
    If you have the Load Summary Resource Assignments option enabled in the Login dialog, this means that the Resource Usage view in every project you open will display resource assignments from all other published projects.  This could result in cross-project overallocations the moment you publish your project for the first time.   If you have the Automatic option selected at the top of the dialog, you give Microsoft Project 2010 permission to automatically level resource overallocations the moment it detects an overallocation.  So, the first time you publish, the software could see cross-project overallocations, and the Automatic option would level them.  This would potential change the Duration values and Finish dates of tasks to which the overallocated resources were assigned.
    Just one more thought for you to explore.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:22 AM