this is my last post for this year. I will show you what is happening when you change Units in Assign Resource field in MS PROJECT 2013!
First, I’m going to create new Project with only one Task:
and I will create one Resource:
This mean that John can work only 100% of his capacity per day (8 hours per day in my example) or otherwise he will be over allocated.
Now I’m going to assign John to the Task:
Let’s see Resource Usage View:
As you can see John will work 40 hours (8 hours per day from Monday to Friday)
Now suppose that I change my mind in a way that I do not want John to work 100% but only 50% for this Task.
I will get this:
If I use firs option: “Change the duration but keep the amount of work the same” I’ll get:
Let’s see Resource Usage View again:
As you can see for the Task John need 40 hours to complete it. But he will work only 50% per day (4 hours), and it will take 10 days instead of 5 days.
If I choose another option: “Change the amount of work but keep the duration the same” I’ll get:
You can see that Duration remains the same. But, let’s look at the Resource Usage View again:
As you can see Duration is 5 days, but because John has to work 50% (4 hours per day) he need only 20 hours (5 days * 4 hours per day) for entire work to be done.
To conclude if you increase or decrease Units field in Assign Resource window you must now why are you doing it. and there are only two reasons. You want to change duration for the Task, or hours.
Dear Blog readers,
I wish you a wonderful New Year 2015. I will keep write a Post per week, and answer all your questions as soon as I can.