Adding new Resource on the Partial Finished Task in MS PROJECT 2013 – Part 1 of 2!


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.



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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1 Response to Adding new Resource on the Partial Finished Task in MS PROJECT 2013 – Part 1 of 2!

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