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  1. Make 'Start' and 'finish' dates Read only

    PMs often change 'Start' and 'Finish' dates for tasks accidently which, in turn, applies scheduling constraints to tasks. This often introduces confusion and complexity into a schedule.

    Instead I suggest that 'Start' and 'Finish' columns for 'Auto scheduled' tasks be made read only. (if you want to adjust dates, use manually scheduled tasks).

    If a PM wants to impose fixed date (my means of a Scheduling Constraint) they could double click on the task and from the advanced tab of the Task Information apply a scheduling constraint from there.

    I understand that this is a significant paradigm shift for Project…

    16 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open multiple instances of Project for side-by-side comparison

      I want to be able to compare project plans side by side on multiple screens, similar to Word or Excel. This would require multiple instances of Project to be open at the same time (again, similar to Word or Excel).

      10 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 9 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Email risk to assigned person automatically upon saving risk

          When creating a Risk you have the option to assign a risk to another person. Although you assign a risk, it does not notify the person assigned unless the risk is manually shared once saved.

          Ideally the risk should be automatically emailed to the assigned person upon saving the risk

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update the 'Circular Task Relationship' message

            When multiple users edit different Subprojects within a Master Project, and edit predecessors and successors, they can accidentally create Circular Loop relationships.

            This is often noticed when someone opens the Master Project. At that point, MSP determines there is a Circular Loop in the schedule, and provides an error message: "There was a problem linking these tasks. You cannot do this because it would create a circular task relationship with other tasks."

            This message implies the link can't be created, BUT in a Master Project it has ALREADY been created, and this message does nothing to help find the offending…

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve desktop default options

              Out of the box, set defaults better:
              Check Entry bar
              Check Project Summary Task
              Uncheck, “New tasks are effort driven”
              Uncheck, “Autolink inserted or moved tasks”.
              Uncheck, “Move selection after enter”
              If Project > Status Date is entered, then have the Status gridline appear on all tables automatically. Use the -.-.-.-. line. Have the Status gridline dominate the Current date gridline.
              Change Type to Line to avoid ambiguity with task and resource Type.
              Fix Auto-schedule option so it can be selected before or after “All new projects”

              5 votes
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              • Search capabilities for Deliverables and Dependencies

                Introduce search capabilities in Deliverables to easy retrieve deliverables and add additional columns to have more information on deliverables with searching and sorting capabilities.

                5 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Agile tasks in the Software Development template

                  In place of tasks for Develop Code and Unit Test, provide a Sprint #1 summary task with detail tasks for design, build, test, demo, and a deliver milestone.

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow to use Filter and Highlight Filter in parallel

                    As of today, when you enable a autofilter or filter your plan with a standard filter (e.g. to filter on an input in text1) you are no longer able to highlight other data (e.g. something which is stored in text 2).
                    It should be possible to use the Highlight filter and the normal/auto filter together

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve visual for saving process

                      When saving updates on a project, the field that shows if it's still processing or if the saving process is completed is only showing at the top of the page and doesn't move with when you are at the bottom of the page, very frustrating.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Traditional and improved desktop versions

                        The improved version would have better vocabulary, default options, ribbons, tables, behavior, etc.
                        Clearly Microsoft Project was produced by Developers, not by Project Managers. Ribbons and tables are not arranged the way they are used.
                        Microsoft Project is losing market to simple tools which lack important features because Microsoft Project remains poorly architected for project managers and schedulers. Most mistakes in architecting Microsoft Project from the first release remain in all subsequent releases.
                        Most project managers are unprepared for scheduling, self-educated, and unaware of what Microsoft project could do for them once appropriately configured and used.
                        Rearrange Microsoft Project for…

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Project Id field visible in Project Professional

                          If an Enterprise Project Type has a Project ID enabled, it should be visible in the Project client too, e.g. in the Project Information dialog.

                          2 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Vocabulary improvement

                            Change Work to Workhours, Actual Work to Actual Workhours, and Remaining Work to Remaining Workhours – to help newbies distinguish from Durations.
                            Change Peak to Calculated Units. The word Peak is inappropriate. Remove the ability to insert Peak except in Usage tables.
                            Change Total Slack to Slack Total; Change Free Slack to Slack Free - so newbies find them easier
                            Change %-complete to %-Duration-Complete
                            On the Project dialog, change Status to Status Date to avoid ambiguity with the Status column
                            Change Predecessor to Driver; Change Successor to Follower. “Predecessor” is inappropriate with Start-Finish dependencies.
                            Use Release, not Version, where appropriate

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Navigation of gantt chart should not change the way it is printed

                              Each time the Gantt chart of MS Project is zoomed in/out or navigated, the printed chart is modified, and the user needs to enter again all the data of the timescale, to be able to correctly print the Gantt char.

                              It makes nonsense, and is a huge problem. It should work like MS Word and Excel does. Navigation of the document should not change the way it is printed.

                              This poor programming belongs to beta level software, not a decades old commercial software.

                              2 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Timescales ISO week number format option

                                It would be helpful to be able to use ISO week numbers in timescales - ie. commencing at start fiscal / calendar year - rather than being restricted to using week numbers from start or end of project,

                                2 votes
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                                • Support VSTS in Project Desktop

                                  When I try to connect to any Team Project in VSTS, after I sign in via AAD and add the team project to the list, I get the generic TF80070 error message. I found a guide for adding logging and it generated the attached error log. Looks like a problem with converting the AAD identity claim to a VSTS identity... By the way, Excel connects to VSTS just fine on the same machine. This is Excel & Project 2016.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Project Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • a leader for a task

                                    It would be nice for those at a higher level to see who is the leader of a task. It is, by all means, important to know all the players. Who is the one assigned as a task owner.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Formula date fields

                                      Enable use of the Status Date and Current date, rather than Now.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Task Ribbon rearrange into planning and tracking sections

                                        Rearrange sections Schedule and Tasks into Planning and Tracking sections.
                                        Planning: New task, Summary, Milestone, Link, unlink, etc.
                                        Tracking: Gather updating tools together
                                        Mark on track, Update task, Move(s)…

                                        On Tasks, remove 25% and 75% tools - they promote updating incorrectly, instead of Remaining Worhours or Remaining Duration.

                                        1 vote
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                                        • 'Overallocated' Flag not set at Task Level

                                          Hello, the ToolTip against the 'Overallocated' Flag states: "Indicates whether *any* of the assigned resources on a task is assigned to more work *on the task* ... than can be done within the normal working capacity". However, even though this Flag is set for the Resource at Task level -- even if there is only one Resource against the Task -- it is not set at Task Level. This makes filtering at Task-level in the Gantt impossible...

                                          The second a single Task Resource is Overallocated, then that Task obviously has "assigned resources ... assigned to more work on the task…

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