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!
I want assign a task to a particular resource on a Holiday. How can I do that. For eg: I have specified December 25 th as exception in my project calendar. And I have two resources Resource A and Resource B. I want to assign a task to Resource B on December 25. Is it possible ?
I’ll write a post next week about that issue! Stay tuned 🙂
I tried task calendar. Issue faced : – The resource is shown as over allocated.
I also tried resource calendar. Issue faced :- If I add new holiday / exception, it will not be reflected in the resource calendar. I have to add that holiday / exception to resource calendar also.
Your tutorials are very helpful – thank you! I was wondering if it is possible to make a particular task not allowed on a particular day? For example, as a rule we do not deploy any projects on a Friday, therefore the task for ‘go live’ would need to automatically be moved to the next working day if it falls on a Friday. This is only valid for that one task and not all of the others therefore changing the calendar for the whole project would not work. Do you know if this is possible?
Read my post https://ntrajkovski.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/task-calendar-in-ms-project-2013-when-to-use-it/
Hope this helps.
How do you determine whether to create a task calcendar or a resource calendar?
For example I start off with setting up the project calendar as standard, and then I decide that a particular task needs to be worked on over a weekend.
If my resources normally work the standard hours, do I create a task calendar?
Or do I go into the resource calendar for that resource and create an exception for that weekend?
I’ll write a Post about that today!
Thank you Nenad, your website is very helpful, I have learnt so much!
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