Assign a weight to a project task


D

dg13

When defining tasks within a plan, some tasks carry more importance than
others. You could have 10 tasks where 3 of the tasks truly represent 75% of
the work that needs to get done. Is there any way to define this within
MSProject?
Thanks
 
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Jan De Messemaeker

Hi,

You can define Work.
Generally this is done by assigning resourcs but it can also be one without.
Simply insert the "Work" column in a task view.
HTH
 
D

dg13

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to review my posting and respond.
Unfortunately, I don't think your suggestion answers my question and I don't
think I am going to do what I want with MSProject.

What I want to achieve is this...

1. define a plan with a series of activities [for the purpose of this
example we will use 10].
2. define each activity in MS Project so that it rolls up to the Master.
When all 10 tasks are completed, you are 100% done.
3. Tasks 1, 2 and 3 are more important and when these three tasks are
completed, we will be 75% through the project.
4. Tasks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, although important are not Crucial to the
success of the project, but still need to occur and still need to be tracked.
When they are completed, we will have done 25% of what needs to occur on the
project.

If I enter a Work column, I am showing duration.
 
J

Jan De Messemaeker

Hi,

When you show the work column you show work NOT DURATION.
Who says so?
Use teh work column to put in your "weight" ad use %work complete for your
tracking metric.
HTH

--
Jan De Messemaeker, Microsoft Project Most Valuable Professional
http://users.online.be/prom-ade/
For FAQs: http://www.mvps.org/project/faqs.htm
dg13 said:
Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to review my posting and respond.
Unfortunately, I don't think your suggestion answers my question and I don't
think I am going to do what I want with MSProject.

What I want to achieve is this...

1. define a plan with a series of activities [for the purpose of this
example we will use 10].
2. define each activity in MS Project so that it rolls up to the Master.
When all 10 tasks are completed, you are 100% done.
3. Tasks 1, 2 and 3 are more important and when these three tasks are
completed, we will be 75% through the project.
4. Tasks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, although important are not Crucial to the
success of the project, but still need to occur and still need to be tracked.
When they are completed, we will have done 25% of what needs to occur on the
project.

If I enter a Work column, I am showing duration.



Jan De Messemaeker said:
Hi,

You can define Work.
Generally this is done by assigning resourcs but it can also be one without.
Simply insert the "Work" column in a task view.
HTH

--
Jan De Messemaeker, Microsoft Project Most Valuable Professional
http://users.online.be/prom-ade/
For FAQs: http://www.mvps.org/project/faqs.htm
75%
of
 
S

Steve House

"75% done" implies that 75% of the time total estimated for the project to
require from its start until its finish has passed. It has nothing to do
with the importance or impact of the various tasks or even what each task
produces - it is strictly a measure of the passage of time.

Project makes a distinction between "% Complete" which is a measure of the
time alpased versus the total time required, "% Work Complete" which is a
measure of the man-hours of labour expended to date versus the total
man-hours that will be required, and "% Physical Complete" which an estimate
of the amount of the deliverable that has been completed versus the total
that needs to be done. Your assigning 75% weight to 3 of the tasks is more
of a statement about the state of mind of management than it is some
objective measurement of real project progress. MS Project isn't too good
at psychology <grin> and doen't really have much in terms of the ability to
report on such intangibles.
--
Steve House [Project MVP]
MS Project Trainer & Consultant
Visit http://www.mvps.org/project/faqs.htm for the FAQs



dg13 said:
Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to review my posting and respond.
Unfortunately, I don't think your suggestion answers my question and I
don't
think I am going to do what I want with MSProject.

What I want to achieve is this...

1. define a plan with a series of activities [for the purpose of this
example we will use 10].
2. define each activity in MS Project so that it rolls up to the Master.
When all 10 tasks are completed, you are 100% done.
3. Tasks 1, 2 and 3 are more important and when these three tasks are
completed, we will be 75% through the project.
4. Tasks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, although important are not Crucial to
the
success of the project, but still need to occur and still need to be
tracked.
When they are completed, we will have done 25% of what needs to occur on
the
project.

If I enter a Work column, I am showing duration.



Jan De Messemaeker said:
Hi,

You can define Work.
Generally this is done by assigning resourcs but it can also be one
without.
Simply insert the "Work" column in a task view.
HTH
 
M

MSPLearner

Try creating two custom columns - Weight (to which you assign a number) and
WeightedProgress. Compute WeightedProgress as Weight x %Complete.


dg13 said:
Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to review my posting and respond.
Unfortunately, I don't think your suggestion answers my question and I don't
think I am going to do what I want with MSProject.

What I want to achieve is this...

1. define a plan with a series of activities [for the purpose of this
example we will use 10].
2. define each activity in MS Project so that it rolls up to the Master.
When all 10 tasks are completed, you are 100% done.
3. Tasks 1, 2 and 3 are more important and when these three tasks are
completed, we will be 75% through the project.
4. Tasks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, although important are not Crucial to the
success of the project, but still need to occur and still need to be tracked.
When they are completed, we will have done 25% of what needs to occur on the
project.

If I enter a Work column, I am showing duration.



Jan De Messemaeker said:
Hi,

You can define Work.
Generally this is done by assigning resourcs but it can also be one without.
Simply insert the "Work" column in a task view.
HTH
 
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Dears,
I am working on multiple project under one project, e.g. Project 2017 under this project I have 10 more sub project and under each sub project I have 5 task for each sub project taskA, B, C, D & E and want to assign them 20% weight to each A, B, C, D & E total will be 100% this is I want to evaluate for each task to track and to create a report
 
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