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How do I export a gated PowerSteering project to MS Project?

When it comes to gated projects, our recommended approach is to first create the project in PowerSteering using the appropriate gated project template, then export it to MS Project for scheduling. This lesson outlines the steps to export a gated project from PowerSteering to MS Project.

1. Click Export to MSP

Click Export to MSP
  1. On the Icon Bar, click the Project button.
  2. Click More to expand the menu, then click Export to MSP.

Note: Clicking the Project button on the Icon Bar will take you directly to the Summary page of the last work you visited.

2. Select MS Project Version

  1. Select the MS project version that you use.
  2. Click Submit.

Prior to Microsoft Project 2010, there was no correspondence between PowerSteering and MS Project regarding PowerSteering. PowerSteering provides a manually scheduled option and Microsoft Project did not have a manually scheduled option. On export to Microsoft Project, PowerSteering converted manually scheduled items to MSO (must start on). There was no manually scheduled attribute to import from Microsoft Project.

In Microsoft Project 2010, there is equivalent manual scheduling behavior on both sides of the import/export. PowerSteering’s export to Microsoft Project exports manually scheduled items as such. And, PowerSteering imports the Microsoft Project manually scheduled attribute.

Note: Once this selection has been made, it will become the default for all MS Project exports.

3. Create the XML File

  • Click on the XML project link.

4. Save the XML File

Save the XML File
  1. Select Save File.
  2. Select the Do this automatically for files like this from now on check box.
  3. Click OK.

5. Open the XML File in MS Project

Open the XML File in MS Project
  1. Open MS Project.
  2. Click Open Other Projects.

6. Click Computer

  1. On the Open menu, click Computer.
  2. Click the Browse button.

7. Locate the XML File

Locate the XML File
  1. Change the file extension in the lower right corner to XML Format (*.xml).
  2. Navigate to the folder where the .XML file was saved.
  3. Click on the name of the file.
  4. Click Open.

8. Select the Import Mode

Select the Import Mode
  1. Select As a new project.
  2. Click Finish.

9. View the PowerSteering Project in MS Project

  • The items exported from PowerSteering are now displayed in MS Project.


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