If you red my previous Post, you learned how to create Task Calendar, and force Resource to work on it on weekend. Is there another way? Yes it is! Credits to my Blog Reader for this post.
Let’s say that we want to have a Task with 7 days duration. Of course I’ll use MS PROECT 2013.
Here is the Task:
As you can see it will Start on Monday (01.07.2013), and it will finish on next Tuesday (09.07.2013)
I will now define Mary as Resource:
and I’ll assign her to the Task:
As you can see the Start, and End date didn’t change!
Suppose that I want that this Task should start at Monday, 01.07.2013., and end at Sunday, 07.07.2013, and I want Mary to work on it, but I don’t want to assign any Task Calendar to the Task.
What can I do? I can change Working Calendar for Mary, just for the specific weekend, like this:
I’ll do this for Sunday, 07.07.2013, as well. After that I’ll get:
I’ve got what I want! If I now add Task 2 with 7 days duration, and the Predecessor is Task 1, and Mary should work on Task 2, I’ll get:
As you can see, Mary will not work at second weekend for the Task 2.
Now you may ask: Why shell we use Task Calendar at all?.
Now suppose that I have Task 2 with 7 days duration, at the same time as Task 1, and Mary will work on both Task with 50% assignments.
As you can see Mary will works on both Tasks, and for both Tasks, she will work during the weekend. But, what if you want that she works during the weekend only on Task 1, but not on the Task 2? Then you must use Task Calendar, because this kind of Calendar is tied to Specific Task (or more of them).
And finally, if you have a Resource pool, for example, and you Assign Mary to work on 5 Projects with 20% assignment on each Project, with Exception for Saturday 06.07.2013, and Sunday 07.07.2013, she will works on every project during that weekend!