Trying to show 10 days of effort to be completed over 3 months RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have a re-occurring issue whereby I need to show a task that will take me xx days to do. However, I need that work to be done over a period of xx days (usually longer than the time it takes me to do it..

    So basically I want to enter

    Start Date = Wednesday 7th March 2018

    End Date = Wednesday 18th April 2018.

    However, I need a field that shows how many days I will spend on that task over that time frame. Currently duration will show 31 days. 

    How can I get it to say 10, but still have the same 'deliverable' date.



    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:16 PM


  • Hi Steve,

    Would it be that you confused work and duration? Your task is 31 days long, but the resource will work only 10 days on it?

    If it is the case, you can create a 31-days long task (duration=31d), then assign a resource. By default, it will be assigned at 10%, thus the work will be equal to the duration. To update the work from 31 to 10 days, split your screen (view tab, detail, task form) and enter the new work (10 day). Be sure to fix to duration before.

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    • Marked as answer by SteveB_Help2 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:31 PM
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:38 PM