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Manually Scheduled Tasks and Timesheets RRS feed

  • Question

  • <p>Hi,</p><p>I have a new project plan in which all tasks are manually scheduled.&nbsp;One of the task&nbsp;was scheduled to start on 10/22/12, but it actually started 1 week earlier, on 10/15/12. When I went to complete the timesheet for the week of 10/15/12, the task was not listed on the timesheet,&nbsp;I assumed because it was not yet scheduled to start.&nbsp; So I went to add the task to the timesheet by doing the the following from the timesheet in PWA:</p><p>&gt; Insert Row, &gt; Insert Task, &gt;Select&nbsp;Project Name from list of projects.</p><p>To my surprise, none of the tasks in the project plan appeared as they usually do. Is this because&nbsp;the tasks are manually scheduled instead of auto-scheduled?</p><p></p>

    Judy Washington

    Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:09 PM

Answers

  • Yes to your question.

    Manual tasks have hard FIXED Start and Finish dates.  So the assumption is that you cannot start early or late.

    I would suggest using AUTO instead.  Your schedule will be more dynamic, plus if you do need to start early, you can.

    Cheers!


    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA, MCC 2011, MCC2012
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    • Marked as answer by Judy IPD Friday, October 26, 2012 12:09 PM
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:50 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Yes to your question.

    Manual tasks have hard FIXED Start and Finish dates.  So the assumption is that you cannot start early or late.

    I would suggest using AUTO instead.  Your schedule will be more dynamic, plus if you do need to start early, you can.

    Cheers!


    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA, MCC 2011, MCC2012
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
    Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    • Marked as answer by Judy IPD Friday, October 26, 2012 12:09 PM
    Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:50 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Michael,

    That's what I figured, but I wasn't sure.  Thanks for the confirmation. All of the other projects in the server are auto-scheduled, but this one is manually scheduled. Thanks for your input. I appreaciate it.

    Judy


    Judy Washington

    Friday, October 26, 2012 12:12 PM