How to make week shifts in MS PROJECT 2016?


Today, I will explain next Scenario in MS PROJECT 2016: Suppose that you have a project team who will work 5 days a week (Monday to Friday), but every third week the whole team will be off. This is common situation with a Teams who are working on Project, but also at Operations in their Company.

First I will create a simple Project with 7 Tasks, and  each of them will have 5 days Duration:


Now, I will crate new Calendar, and I will call it Third week off, and in it I will make every third week as a non working, which is a point of this Post:




and then:




Now I am going to create two Resources, John and Mary, and I will assign this calendar to them:


Finally, I will assign those Resources to my Tasks, and I will get:


As you can see, every third week is non working week.

Easy, isn’t it.

My dear Blog Readers, this is my last post for this Year. I hope that you will read my post next year as well, and I wish you all the best for the New Year – 2017.



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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