Imagine this situation: you have a Task with one Resource, and duration is 5 days. The task is on Track, and it is 50% completed. Suddenly, Resource get sick, and will be able to continue with work after few days. what do you have to do? You can Split Task (I wrote about that), or you can use the Resume Field. I’ll show how to do it in MS PROJECT 2013.
First I’m going to Create new Project with 1 Task:
and I’m going to create one Resource:
Finally I’m going to Assign the Resource to the Task:
I will now add %Completed, and Resume fields in the Gantt Chart View:
As you can see, the Resume Field is NA, and that is because there are no Progress on that Task yet.
I will now Mark a Task as 40% Completed:
The Resume Field is now Wed 07.05.2014. Task is 40% completed, and that means that it was work on him from Monday till Tuesday (8 hours at Monday, and Tuesday, which is 16 hours, and 16 hours is 40% of 40 total 40 hours).
Now Suppose that Resource get sick, and he or she will be back at Monday, 12.05.2014. I will put this date in Resume Field, and I’ll get:
As you can see the Finish Date is Wednesday, 14.05.2014, and Task has a Split!
It is very easy, and very, very visible!
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)!