Task Calendar in MS PROJECT 2013 – when to use it?

Hi,

Again, I have a request (question) from one of my Blog readers: !

“Hello,

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?

Many Thanks,
Emily”

I’ll show you how to do it in MS PROJECT PRO 2013.

First of all I am going to create a brand new Calendar, called ”No Friday”:

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and:

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and:

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and:

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OK! I’m going to Create two Tasks:

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As you can see, both of them are going to be finished at Friday!

I’ll add Two Resources, and assign them to Tasks:

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and:

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Now suppose that, for some reason, I do not want to perform any Action on Task 1 at Friday. I will assign No Friday Calendar to that task:

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and I will get:

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as you can see, Task 1 will start on Monday, but it will be Finished at next Monday, because there will be no work performed on Friday.

If you put you cursor on Info column, you will get:

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Remember that Task Calendar has the highest Priority!

Regards,

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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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