I had a very good question from one of my Blog Readers:
“Hi Nenad. Can you tell me what is going to happen if I have one Resource on the Task, and that Task is finished, for example, 40%, and I add new resource to that Task?”
Well, let’s see. I will create on simple Project in MS PROJECT 2013:
and I will create tow Resources like this:
and I’ll assign John to the Task:
Now I will make Task 40% Completed, like this:
Now I’ll use Detail View with Task form:
As you can see, Task is 40% Finished. I’ll now add Mary as Resource form the Task Form:
and I’ll get:
As you can see, Mary will work only 24 hours (not 40) for this Task! Let’s see Task Usage View:
As you can see, John is done with work on Monday and Tuesday (this is 40% of Job done), and now wee need Mary. Mary will work 8 house at Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Duration remains the same e.g. 5 days.
But, there is another way in which you can shorten duration or Maximal units when you add Mary later. For that you will have to wait next week.