A resource assignment for new task during another task MS Project 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to assing a new task during another task.

    Resource A is assigned Task X from May 12th - May 16th. 5 hours per day.

    I would like to assing new Task Y for May 14th. It will take 7 hours. So I would like to set up in MS Project 2010 as:

    May 12th Task X: 5 hours

    May 13th Task X:7 hours

    May 14th Task Y:7 hours

    May 15th Task X:8 hours

    May 16th Task X:5 hours

    I set up Task X for Resource A as from May 12th - May 16th working hours as 25 hours in gant chart.

    Then I set up Task Y for Resource A as May 14th working hours as 7 hours in gant chart.

    I see Resource is as follows.

    May 12th Task X: 5 hours

    May 13th Task X:5 hours

    May 14th Task X:5 hours Task Y:7 hours  -> Total 12 hours

    May 15th Task X:5 hours

    May 16th Task X:5 hours

    Please let me know how I set up what I would like.

    Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:47 AM

All replies

  • 2 X options:

    1) You may be tracking too granularly.  A task should create something and then hand off to another task.  in this case, you may as well just combine them into a single task for about a week or so.  Most companies don't track hours per day that granularly as well.  I'd look to schedule by the week.

    2) Split the tasks into multiple tasks and establish dependencies between them.  Assign the resource to each task at different amounts of work.

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    Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:45 AM