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Assingment Units behaviour in Project 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi gang

    Maybe I am nearing the end of our workday here, but I am having difficulty figuring out or explaining the behaviour of the Assignment Units field.

    I remarked that the Duration x Units = Work formula does not seem to hold at times.

    If I go in to the Task Form and I change the Remaining Work for a resource, the units does not change, ie., it remains at 100%

    i.e.,

    I create a new task,

    I entering  e.g., 4 days duration on a Fixed Duration tasks.

    I assign a standard resource, and I get 100% in the Assignment Units field.  Great!

    I change the Remaining Work for that assignment to 16 hours.  I would expect that Assignment Units to change and display 50%, but there is no change it displays 100%.  If change it to Fixed Units and I add Remaining Work, it will add work at 8 hours per day after the first 4 days of 4 hours each.  Interesting! 

    If I set the task type to Fixed Work and change the Assignment units to 50% all the values are “halved”

    Can someone explain it to me what and how I should be interpreting or using assignment units field!

    Using Project Pro 2013

    \Spiro Theopoulos, Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 7:59 PM

Answers

  • Pls see this article:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project/archive/2010/04/29/assignment-units-in-project-2010.aspx

    Project will update the field Peak whenever it recalculates the Assignment Units, but the Assignment Units field will remain unchanged.

    And please also see this macro by Rod Gill:

    http://www.project-systems.co.nz/VBA-Sample-Code/VBASampleResetAssignmentUnits.html

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 8:16 PM

All replies

  • Pls see this article:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project/archive/2010/04/29/assignment-units-in-project-2010.aspx

    Project will update the field Peak whenever it recalculates the Assignment Units, but the Assignment Units field will remain unchanged.

    And please also see this macro by Rod Gill:

    http://www.project-systems.co.nz/VBA-Sample-Code/VBASampleResetAssignmentUnits.html

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 8:16 PM
  • yes of course! I had read this article before, but I had forgotten it!  However, the macro is something new.  Thank you!

    \Spiro Theopoulos, Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Thursday, July 9, 2015 1:47 PM
  • You're welcome.

    As an alternative, instead of using a macro, I do it now as follows: I first see the value that the Peak field shows after the modification, then Undo the operation, set the task type properly and obtain the same result by entering the assignment units value.

    Thursday, July 9, 2015 2:58 PM