Make the three types of mailbox conversions summary tasks with the details
indented below them. Collapse the tasks down onto the summary. Copy/Paste
the Summary and the rename it from "Large Mailbox Conversion" to "Large
Mailbox Conversion - John Doe"
Something to remember, predecessors and successors will only copy for those
tasks "internal" to the summary. If you have something else external to that
grouping, those specific dependencies will not copy.
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"Spencer Hamons" wrote:
> I am doing a consulting project for an organization that has a bit of an
> unusual request. We are doing a conversion from an old mail system to
> Microsoft Exchange 2007. We have developed a checklist for the technicians
> to follow with about 50 detailed tasks (things like, "Open up Exchange
> Management Console", "Assure the 'Forward' Button is unchecked", etc.).
> The CIO expects me to enter each of the tasks from the checklist into the
> project plan. Instead of having a line on the project plan with a task,
> "Covert Leroy Smith's Mailbox" with a duration of 2 hours...the expectation
> is to have a Roll-up task of "Convert Leroy Smith's Mailbox", with the 50
> detailed tasks below. Of course, when I do that, I need to enter the
> predecessors in order to make the duration come out to the 2 hours it is
> going to take.
> Now for the problem:
> I have setup three templates. One is "Large User Mailbox Conversion", one
> is "Medium User Mailbox Conversion" and one is "Small User Mailbox
> Conversion". Each one has the detailed tasks, durations for the tasks and
> predecessors. I want to copy and paste these items into the project plan for
> each of the users we will be converting. My problem is that when I do the
> copy and paste operation, the predecessors are not copied with the
> information. I really do not want to go in and reset the predecessors for 50
> tasks x 1450 users that are going to be converted. Any ideas?