today I’ll show you how Manually scheduled Tasks are affected by Resource Calendars in MS PROJECT 2016!
First I will create a simple project with only one Task in manually scheduled mode:
Now I’m going to create John as Resource:
Now, suppose that he has day off at Wednesday, 09.12.2015:
Finally I will assign John to the Task, and I will take a look at the Resource Usage View:
As you can see, End date didn’t change, and John will work only 32 hours to Complete his work, because he is at his day off at Wednesday.
I will now create Same Task in Auto Schedule Mode;
and I will assign John to the Task:
As you can see, end date is now 14.12.205! Let’s look at the Resource Usage View, again:
As you can see, John will work only 40 hours to Complete his work, because he is at his day off at Wednesday, an because of that, he has to wok on Monday, 14.12.2015
So, when you use Auto Scheduled Tasks, End date will extend, and Work = Duration * Units e.g. Work =5 days (8 hours per day) * 100% = 40 hours, and the end date is not fixed!
But, when you use Auto Scheduled Task Work = Available days for resources (Duration) * Units, e.g Work = 4 days (because one day off) (8 hours per day) * 1’00% = 32 hours.
So, be careful when you use Manually scheduled Tasks and Resource Calendars!