my Blog reader has a problem:
“My problem is that some of resources have 2 work schedules. When they work on-shore (5 days week 8 hours day) and off-shore (7 days week and 11 hours day), For each work day off-shore they wave a rest day.
But because off-shore conditions are very unpredictable and dates change often I wondered if there were another way.”
I’ll show you how to do it in MS PROJECT PRO 2013! And I’m going to disappoint you! You can NOT do it! There is no way to assign different Calendar to same Resource in different Task!
Let me show you why! I’ll use built in Calendars: Standard Calendar, and 24 Hours Calendar.
But first I’ll create brand new Project with two Tasks:
I’ll now create John as Resource with Standard Calendar as default:
Finally, I will assign John to all Tasks:
I’m going to see Resource Usage View:
If I want John to work 24 Hours for Task 2, the only place where I can Change Calendar is at Resource Sheet:
But when I look at the Resource Usage View I’ll see:
As you can see there is a change in both Tasks!
What can you do? Well, you should create two Resources, for example, John – Standard, and John – 24 Hours, with two separate default Calendars, and then assign this “different” resources to different Tasks. I know, I know, you will now ask: “If John represent two Resources instead of one, what Can we do with over allocation if those two resources work at the same time?”
Sorry, but the answer is – nothing!!! It ia how MS Project 2013 works!