Import MS Project schedule

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Import MS Project schedule

Post by Ken » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:13 pm

When I import my master schedule I am getting differences in the dates shown in MS Project and RiskyProject. Is there any reason why this might be happening?
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Re: Import MS Project schedule

Post by Intaver Support » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:16 pm

Master schedules are often problematic and not just for use with RiskyProject. As they are often represent a program of projects that are being managed by several different project teams or organisations until they are all brought together, they often become out of date or out of synchronization with each other and this can become a problem with links between the subprojects. Activities in one project that is linked to another can be shifted, deleted etc, causing any links between it and other subprojects to out of date.

In the case that you are describing, you have managed to import the master schedule, but the dates for some activities have shifted. This can often happen if because of sort of issues described above, the logic in the Master Schedule is broken. Commonly, was a program is under way, it may be that you have predecessors starting before successors. When there are problems with the network logic, RiskyProject highlights the problem predecessor links in red. By following the predecessor links in red, you should be able to go back and troubleshoot your master schedule to update the links.
A simple example below, shows to activities that have actual start dates. However, Task 10 is the predecessor of Task 2, however, it started before Task 2. The broken logic is shown with the red link. While you can fix this in RiskyProject, when these issues appear, we recommend that these issues are addressed in the originating schedules.

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Re: Import MS Project schedule

Post by Fer23 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:06 pm

We work with large integrated schedules created in MS Project and export then to RiskyProject all the time. We don't have any problems with it.
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