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can you set a working day on a specific task instead of resource or project level? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    in MS Project professional 2010. if you have resource A working on multiple projects at the same time where Task 1 requires resource A to work on Saturday and Task 2 is normal business days and both tasks are being planned in parallel.

    is there a way you can plan resource A specifically for Task 1 to work on Saturday and not utilize his time for Task 2 on saturday?

    Thanks,

    Monday, April 21, 2014 4:42 PM

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  • HI eagle one3,

    You can do that creating a calendar with saturdays 3 and assigning the calendar to the task (using the task calendar column).

    See reference here:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/create-a-calendar-for-a-task-HP045295194.aspx

    Hope this helps.


    Guillaume Rouyre - MBA, MCP, MCTS

    Monday, April 21, 2014 5:17 PM
    Moderator
  • eagke ibe3,

    Sure, just create a custom calendar that has Saturday as a working day, and whatever other days you want as working. Then go to Task/Properties group/Information/Advanced tab. Select your new custom calendar as the calendar and check the option to ignore resource calendars.

    Make sure your project calendar is the standard and resource A's calendar is the standard, (or if you have a company customized calendar use that for both the project and the resource. Now when you assign the resource to task A, the resource will work Monday through Friday, but for task B, that same resource will also work Saturday.

    Hope this helps.

    John

    Monday, April 21, 2014 5:24 PM
  • thanks alot will give that a try and let you know.
    Monday, April 21, 2014 5:38 PM