I have a very interesting question from one of my Blog Readers:
I want to put different overtime Work for a Task and Resources. Let’s say that I have Task1, and John an Mary are assigned to it. Task has 2 days Duration, which means that John and Mary will work 16 hours (8 hours each day). but I want John to work 12 hours first day (8 hours Regular work, and 4 hours overtime work) at FIRST DAY, and Mary has to work the same way on the Second day. How to accomplish that?”
OK! I will show you how, and IF by using MS PROJECT 2016!
First I’m going to create brand New Project with one Task – 2 days duration:
Now, I’m going to create two Resources, john and Mary:
and I will assign them to the Task:
Now, I’m going to switch to the Task Usage View:
As you know, John is supposed to work 12 hours on Monday (8 hours Regular work, and 4 hours Overtime work), and Mary has to work the same way on Tuesday. what I have to do I to assign John 12 hours in Work field, and 4 hours in Overtime work field on Monday, and the same for Mary but at Tuesday. firs I am going to show Overtime work field on the right side of Task Usage view:
Now I’m ready!
Do you see those, Ovt. Work fields? They are not editable! So, you can not! put 4 hours for John as Overtime work at Monday, and for Mary at Tuesday.
However, you can follow this steps:
and you will se on Task usage View.
So, Overtime work is set to 4 hours per John and Mary, but it is evenly distributed, and you can NOT change that per day!
thanks for this, I was searching all over blogs and articles. It seems like a great lack of functionality that ms project doesn’t permit you to change the overtime work per day. In real life scenarios, you would need to use different distribution of overtime hours in almost all cases.