Overtime work at specific day–is it possible in MS PROJECT 2016?


In this post, I will show you answer to one of my blog readers. He asked me is it possible to put Overtime Work at specific day in MS PROJECT 2016?

Let’ say that we have a simple Project, with only one task and duration of this Task is 5 days.


And let’s say that our Resource is John, who will work on that Task:


In Task Usage View, we can see, that John is going to work 8 hours per day from Monday to Friday:


Now, let’s say that John is supposed to work 4 hour overtime, but only at Monday and Friday. First I will customize right side of the Task Usage View:




Now I see the Overtime Work:


If I try to put 4 hours in that field at Monday, Friday, or any other day, I will not be able to do it, because it is not possible. I can’t show you that on the Screen but believe me, that it is not possible Smile

So, if you want to put Overtime work  you can do it only at the whole Task, and MS Project with spread this Overtime Work for the whole length of the Task, for every day.



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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1 Response to Overtime work at specific day–is it possible in MS PROJECT 2016?

  1. Erik van Hurck says:

    It would be a nice little feature if that ever got designed in the tool tough…

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