Different weekends for Resources in MS PROJECT 2016


I have a very good question from one of my Blog Readers:


How does one fix different holidays for persons on the same activity? That is if X and Y are working on the same Project and Task and while X has weekly off on Sat and Sun, Y has weekly off on Sun only. So how do I fix the working time??”

I will show you how to do this using example above, with MS PROJECT 2016!

First I’m going to Create a brand new Project with one Task, 7 days duration:


Now I will create two Resources, X, and Y:


By default, both Resources will work from Monday to Friday, and they are not supposed to work on Saturday, and Sunday. Now I will enable resource Y to work on Saturday:




Now I will assign both, X, and Y to the Task:


As you can see, Duration is now 8 days, because Resource Y is going to work at Saturday. I will show you Task Usage View now:


So, both resources will fork 56 hours (7 Days * 8 hours per day = 56 hours). but, Resource X will work from Monday to Friday, and then next Monday and Tuesday. Resource Y will work from  Monday to Saturday, and then next Monday!

So it is easy, isn’t it.



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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