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Issues with Start/Finish time stamps RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to build a schedule in MS Project. I do not understand what is happening with activity finish/start time stamps. Please help as it's driving me crazy.

    Working Day is 07:00 to 12:00 - 12:30 to 16:15(lunch 30mins)

    8.45hr/day

    42.25hr/wk

    Please view the images here.

    https://ibb.co/4pMWGmC
    https://ibb.co/YcZRtxY
    https://ibb.co/z2yyCM2






    • Edited by ThinkPad10 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:25 AM
    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 5:32 AM

Answers

  • I think I got it.

    With your working time, the day duration is 8.75 and not 8.25.

    And the week duration is 43.75. I just tested it and it seems to work.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:53 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    We would need to know what are the problematic start/finish times. 

    But first of all, you have to set the project start date aligned on the working day start time (7:00). For that, go to the PROJET tab, project information and update the project start date. If you don't see the time (just the day), go to file/option/display and choose a date format with the time.

    The second thing to check is in the file/options menu, schedule section, set the start/finish time and day duration accordingly with your working time. 

    Then it should be ok. 


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:11 AM
  • Thanks. I have added links to the pictures. They will show what I'm struggling with.

    Thanks.


    • Edited by ThinkPad10 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:28 AM
    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:13 AM
  • Thanks for the screenshots. The configuration seems to be ok. Note that if you changed the parameters after the tasks where created, they might not have been applied on the existing tasks. Can you delete all tasks and recreate new ones? 

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:47 AM
  • I think I got it.

    With your working time, the day duration is 8.75 and not 8.25.

    And the week duration is 43.75. I just tested it and it seems to work.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:53 AM
  • Perfect.

    That works.

    What was I calculating wrong? How is it 8.75hr?

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:17 AM
  • The thing is that it is a decimal value.

    From 7 to 12, it is 5 hours in the morning.

    From 12:30 to 16:15, it is 3:45 long in the afternoon, or 3,75 (3 and 3/4).

    Thus the total duration is 8:45 hours or 8.75 in decimal.

    Hope I'm clear.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:21 AM