In the Microsoft Project (MSP) New Driver, some projects hang opening at the step "Writing to XML". If you look at the XML file when this issue occurs, the XML file loads partially and a symptom you'll see is that the XML ends in a time phased (<TimephasedData>) section.
This issue is caused by DE37239.
This issue applies to the CA PPM 15.1, 15.2, and 15.3 MSP New Driver.
This issue is fixed in CA PPM 15.4.
Workaround: Rebaseline the project in PPM, then the project should open.
To rebaseline the project:
1. In PPM, click on the link to the Project
2. From the Project Properties drop down, select 'Baseline'
3. Click 'New' and enter the required information
4. Click 'Save' or 'Save and Return'
Reference KB000071385 - CA PPM and MSP integration - List of Knowledge Documents
Reference KB000015956 - CA PPM and MSP integration known defects - Support Technical Document Index
Reference KB000006930 - In the MSP New Driver, Incorrect Rate Dates Prevent Projects from Opening