as usual I have a question from one of my Blog Readers: “Dear Sir, Can you help me to solve one issue in MS Project? After finishing base line work hours, values entered to actual over time not adding with actual work hours. only regular work hours is adding to actual work hours.”
I have to admit that I can’t repro this issue? How it works in MS PROJECT 2013?
First I am going to create a brand new Project with one Task:
and I will have one Resource:
Of course I will assign john to the Task, and I’ll get:
John is suppose to work on that Task 2 day, e.g 16 hours (8 hours per day). But I want for John to work overtime, so I will assign 8 hours as overtime work for that Task:
When I click on the lower part of the screen I will choose:
and I’ll get:
Now, I will put 8 hours as overtime work, an click OK button, and I will get:
You can see that Duration is only 1 day now!
OK. I’ll save the Baseline:
Now suppose that John had a problem with the Task, and instead of 16 hours work (with 8 hours overtime), had to work 32 hours (with 16 hours of overtime).
I’m going to put actual work, and actual overtime work via Task Usage View:
As you can see, I added Overtime Work, Actual Work, and Actual Overtime Work columns it this view. When I put those values in Actual fields I’ll get:
Where is the Problem? Nowhere! MS PROJECT is calculating Overtime work, not as additional work! What does it mean?
I will make it clear! If you have a Task with 16 hours work, and 8 hours as overtime work, this overtime work is not additional time. So you can not calculate that it will be 24 hours spent to the Task! No, no, no! Those 8 hours are overtime in 16 hours!
To conclude, in my example, Actual work of 32 hours, is the whole amount of work, and 16 hours of overtime is working hours which are included in those actual work hours!
It may seems tricky, but it is not!