Additional Resources assigning to the Task which have work in progress in MS PROJECT 2016


Today I’m going to explain what happens if I assign additional resource in Task which has a progress with MS PROJECT 2016.

First, I’m going to create brand new Project:


I have two resources available:


I will assign John to the Task.


I will switch to the Task Usage View:


Now, let’s say that John had work 24 hours (8 days at Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday):


I will get:


Now, I’m going to assign Mary to the Task, and after that I will get:


As you can see, Mary is assigned only at Thursday and Friday. Why? Is it a bug? No, it is not. It is great feature of Microsoft Project. Let me explain you why?

Sin john had worked 8 hours per day for three days (from Monday to Wednesday), when I assign Mary to the Task, MS PROJT assumes that I want to add Mary only for the rest of work which should be done (at Thursday and Friday). But what, for xample, if I forgot to assign Mary to the Task at the very beginning? an i assign hr from Monday to Friday?

Yes I can. To do that, follow these steps:

and you will get:


Easy way to resolve a problem, 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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