again I have a question from my Blog Reader:
“I liked your article and thought you may have an answer to a question I have.
In Project 2010 with tasks set to Auto schedule if you schedule the start date for a task that has a resource assigned to start on a Non-working day, the planning wizard prompts you to either allow it to move it to the next working day or to change the day to working. The issue is that it changes the base calendar day to working and not the resource calendar. Do you know why or any setting that I need to alter so it changes the Resource calendar and not the Base Calendar. You can over come this by changing it to manual after you have manually changed the resource calendar day to working, but this takes time.
Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.”
Let’s go, with MS PROJECT 2013!
First I will create two Tasks:
and then two Resources:
Now I will assign John to Task 1, and Mary to Task 2:
Now I will show you the Standard Calendar:
as you can see, there are no exceptions for this Calendar.
Now, I am going to set Start date for Task 1, and Task 2. Task 1 will have 06.04.2013 (Saturday) as Start date, and Task 2 will have 07.04.2013 (Sunday) as Start Date:
After setting Start date to the Task 2, I will get:
Let’s see a Base Calendar:
You can see that MS PROJECT 2013 made an exception for those two non working days as working days!
Well, that can be a trouble, because all new / existing Task will have those two days as working days.
But, if you want to make those two days only for particular Resource (let say John, or Mary), that you should modify John’s calendar!
Let’s look our Project as it was at the Beginning:
I want John to work at every Saturday, and Mary, at every Sunday!
I’ll do the Same for Mary (I am not going to place this picture Again :-P)
Now, I am going to set Start date for Task 1, and Task 2, again. Task 1 will have 06.04.2013 (Saturday) as Start date, and Task 2 will have 07.04.2013 (Sunday) as Start Date:
So, there is no exception for Base Calendar.
To conclude, if you want to make non working days to working days for particular resources, you can make your own Resource Calendar, or modify existing Calendar for particular Resources!