very good friend of mine has a problem:
“Nenad, please help me. I want to have some Resources with different working hours (for Example, John 1 hour per day, Mary 2 hours per day), and when I assign Single Resource (for now) to the Task, I want duration to be changed. But, when I add John to the Task which should have 3 hours of Duration, the Task has the same duration, and nothing changed. What do I do wrong”
Friend of mine sent me an mpp file, and I will show you what was wrong in MS PROJECT 2013!
Here is the Task, with 3 hours Duration:
Here it John, as Resource:
and modified Standard Calendar for him:
When I assign John to the Task I get:
As you can see, nothing has changed. Let’s look at Resource Usage View:
The main, and only reason for that kind of behavior is because the Task is in Manually Scheduled mode.
I’ll now delete the old Task and I’ll create a new one in Auto Schedule Mode:
and again I’ll assign John to the Task:
Voila, duration is changed. Again, let’s look at Resource Usage View:
As you can seem John will work three days, one hour per day, and that is exactly what my friend wants.
To conclude, to have all benefits from MS PROJECT 2013, use Auto Schedule Mode whenever you can.