in this last post for year 2018. I will show you how Actual Start and Finish date are affected with Resource Calendar in MS PROJECT 2016.
First I will crate Simple Project with one Task:
I will create Two Resources, John and Mary:
Now I will create Vacation period for John between 25.12.2017 and 31.12.2017.
Finally, I will assign john and Mary to the Task, and I will show you Task Usage View:
As you can see, John is suppose to work from 1.1.2018 till 05.01.2018, because a week before he is on his Vacation.
BUT! What if I say that the Task has started at 25.12.2017, and it is finished at 29.12.2017?
I will get:
As you can see, Mary has worked 40 hours at first week, and John has not (because he was on his vacation). BUT, since the task is finished at 29.12.2018, John didn’t work on it at all. And this is reasonable because I said to MS PROJECT that the Task has finish date, and it means that it is done, so now work is left.
Let me show you what will happen if only John is on this Task, and the Task is finished on 29.12.2017, but John has Vacation at that time:
As you can see the Task is finished without single working hour spent on it. Or, if we look at the Gantt Chart:
As you can see, the Task is Milestone, and duration is zero as well.
Does it make a sense? NO! If John is supposed to work on Task, and he is on vacation when Task has started till it is ended, it means that nobody has work on it. In that case, why did someone put him as a Resource anyway.
Dear Readers, I wish you Happy New Year, and all the best in your life.