How to set Resources to work at different time with different amount of work at the same Task in MS PROJECT 2013


I have a question from one of my Blog Readers: “”

Nenad, I have two Resources on the same Task. I want to assign them at different time and different work. Let’s say that John will work 40 hours for 5 days Duration Task (from Monday till Friday, but Mary should work only 8 hours at Friday. How can I accomplish that?”

I will explain how to di it in MS PROJECT 2013!

First I’m going (as always) to create new Project:


and Two Resources:


Now I will split Gantt Chart View to see Schedule in a Task Form:


and I will get:


Now I’ am going to assign John and Mary, as requested by my Blog Reader:


and I will get:


As  you can see, John will work from Monday till Friday (40 hours) and Mary will work only at Friday (8 hours). I could put 8 hours in Work field for Mary, and then in Scheduled Start Fri, 16.1.2015, and I will get the same result.

Let’s see in Task Usage View:


Easy, isn’t it?


Best Regards



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 set Resources to work at different time with different amount of work at the same Task in MS PROJECT 2013

  1. costagenda says:

    So easy yet so difficult to find… Thank you Nenad!

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