How to add exception into Resource Calendar in MS PROJECT 2013?


here is question form one of my Blog Readers: “I want assign a task to a particular resource on a Holiday. How can I do that. For eg: I have specified December 25 th as exception in my project calendar. And I have two resources Resource A and Resource B. I want to assign a task to Resource B on December 25. Is it possible ?”

I will show that with MS PROJECT 2013!

First I will create one Project:


Now I’m going to modify Standard Calendar, which I use for this Project! I will make an Exception for 25.12.


I’m going to add two Resources to my Project:


Now suppose that John will have to work during Holyday (e.g. 25.12.). How to do that. Well, piece of cake:


and then:


OK! Now I’m going to Assign John and Mary to One Task with 5 Days duration:




Now I’m going to check Task Usage View:


As you can see, John will work on the Task from Monday ‘till Friday (also at 25.12. –  Thursday), and Mary Will work From Monday ‘till Monday next week, without 25.12.


Hope this helps.



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 How to add exception into Resource Calendar in MS PROJECT 2013?

  1. Dean Whitford says:

    Hi Nenad,

    Thanks so much for this post and your others. Very, very helpful! I truly appreciate the time you put into sharing your knowledge and allowing MS Project users to achieve more.


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