Fixed duration Task and Resource Calendar


today I will explain how is Work field Calculated when you have Fixed Duration Task Type, and Resource Calendar.

Of, course I will use MS PROJECT 2016!

First, as I always do, I will create new Project with a single Task:


I will create John as Work Resource:


Now suppose that John has day off at Wednesday 11.11.2015,  and Friday 13.11.2015. I will change his Standard Calendar:


Now I am going to make Task as a Fixed Duration:


Now I’m going ta Assign john to the Task:


and I will get:


As you can see, Work = 24 hours! and Duration is fixed, and it is 5 days (from Tuesday 10.11.2015 to Monday, 16.11.2015). Why is that so? Because when you have a Fixed Duration Task, and you assign Resource to that Task, Duration, and Start and Finish date will not change, no matter if Resource is available or not through that period. MS Project simply assign that Resource to working days, and then calculate work as a sum of available work during working days through Fixed Duration period, and that is 24 hours in my case.

That is how MS PROJECT works!



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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