Assigning and removing resource to tasks–BUG


In this blog I will show you a bug that I found when removing resource from the task

First, I will add two resources to the Project:

Primjer 1 22.04.2011

Then I will add two tasks to the Project with same duration –> 2 days:

Primjer 2 22.04.2011

Now, on the View tab, in the Split View I will click Details and I will get Task form in the lower part of the screen:

Primjer 3 22.04.2011

I will click anywhere in the Task Form and I will choose Work in the format Tab:

Primjer 4 22.04.2011

For the bug it is irrelevant whether the task is effort driven or not

Now, I will assign John and Mary to the Task 1 and Task 2:

Primjer 5 20.04.2011

Primjer 6 20.04.2011

O.K. Now I will, for example, remove John from the Task 2:

Primjer 7 20.04.2011

You can see that John has disappeared from the Task Form. But I decided to use the action button and to choose: “Increase total work because the task requires more person-hours. Keep duration constant” or “Increase the hours that resources work per day. Keep duration and work the same”.

Primjer 8 20.04.2011

After that you will get:

Primjer 9 20.04.2011

And John is back again. This is a bug. But it is only so called: “Display bug”. John is actually removed from the task but he is displayed in the Task form. I will remove him by clicking on Previous and then Next button.

When I click on the Previous button I will have cursor moved on the Task 1 and John and Mary displayed on the Task form (assigned to the Task 1):

Primjer 10 20.04.2011

When I click on the Next button I will have cursor moved on the Task 2 again and only Mary displayed on the Task form (assigned to the Task 2):

Primjer 11 20.04.2011 

This was just one example of bug when removing resource from the task. There are several more occasions when this type of bug appears. So, be careful when you remove resource from tasks.



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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2 Responses to Assigning and removing resource to tasks–BUG

  1. Jeet Agrawal says:

    Hello Nenad,
    I am new to MSP and facing a lot of problem in leaning its features and VBA.
    And not getting relevent material on internet. Kindly guide.

    Jeet Agrawal

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