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Project 98 Workarounds Needed

By josh.kleppe ·
These are my worst issues with Project 98. We cannot upgrade to 2000 or XP until next year. If anyone has sugestions or resources whichcould help me with these problems it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

1. Splitting tasks start and resume at a later date
2. Duration variance - if we learn to split tasks will it change the duration variance?
3. Resource allocation - overallocated identification and resource leveling
4. Canned Reports - how to modify and what is the criteria? What's used to determine the reports? Example: hours worked listed but there are no hours on the Teleweb schedule.
5. Formatting Reports
6. Exports to MS Access to create queries
7. Create Pert charts which are readable
8. Metrics capturing using Project '98 views - duration slip, costs
9. Critical path - modifying what project determines is the critical path
10. Functionality available when you split the screen
11. Entering hours by day for each task (view on the right vertical split window)
Josh Kleppe
mailto:josh.kleppe@usa.xerox.com

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by kees.valkenswaard In reply to Project 98 Workarounds Ne ...

Probably I do not understand your questions.
1. Splitting a task is possible within Project 98; just use the split bottom [or a menu choice under edit].
2. Once you split there will be a duration variance, however, no work variance.
3. Resource allocation, over allocation. Use views resource graph or Resource Usage [red with show over allocation]
4. Canned reports. Always use custom reports to copy and modify an existing report. It may not be possible to achieve what you want if you do nothave the required data available.
5. Format. Some changes can be made. See custom reports.
6. Export to Access. Use the standard Save As? telling to save as Access file. If needed make your own import/export map
7. Are Pert charts ever readable?8. Metrics capturing? Probably again a new import/export map.
9. Critical path. See Tools, Options.., Calculation. That is all I have to offer.
10. Split screen. Use right mouse button in gray area below to see other views. I use it to check e.g. predecessors and successors at the same time.
11. Entering hours. What do you mean? Probably task usage or resource usage will give you what you want.
Good luck

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by kees.valkenswaard In reply to Project 98 Workarounds Ne ...

If you would like to mail me at kees.valkenswaard@planet.nl do not forget to put Q&A as part of the subject line. Else the message would be deleted.

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by kees.valkenswaard In reply to Project 98 Workarounds Ne ...

Hello,

Was it worthwhile that I tried at least to give a short answer to your full list of questions? Or are you also one of those people asking many questions and never saying thank you? Being very busy is no good excuse. You had time to post the question.

If something else would be going on, I apologize for being perhaps somewhat rude. However, recent weeks I had several unpleasant experiences with answering questions. I thought we were here to help each other and hopefully in return tolearn something from others as well.

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