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Help to understand Microsoft project task duration

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  • Hi guys,

    Could anyone let me know the factor where is have
                                           
                                                                    Duration
    -customizing training                                  41.93 dys
         define course evaluation                        32 dys

    How come it is not 32 dys, but instead 41.93 dys in customizing training? Cos define course evalation is the subgroup of customizing training.

    Pls help

    Regards,
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    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:52 PM

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  • Hello Cyber3Cat,

        Actually, I was a little sleepy the night before.  To prevent the fractions, make sure the the Options/Schedule hours match your Project Calendar that is being used.

    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    www.WhartonComputer.com
    • Marked as answer by Cyber3cat Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:03 AM
    Friday, January 29, 2010 4:25 AM
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  • Hi Cyber3Cat,

    First, Sorry, this is not a 2010 question as this may be normal behaviour for all versions of Project.
    If the subtask is somehow interrupted (say split) the split depos not count in its duration.
    But it sdoes coiunt in the duration of the summary task which spans from the start of the first subtask till the end of the last one, whether there are interruptions or not.
    Hope this helps,
    Jan
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:29 PM
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  • Hello Cyber3Cat,

    Check the values in your Options / Schedule
       Day is 8 hours
       Week is 40 hours


    For example, if your day is 7 hours in your Options/ Schedule and you put 8 hours in for work, the duration will show up as fractions.

    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    www.WhartonComputer.com

    Thursday, January 28, 2010 6:12 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello Cyber3Cat,

        Actually, I was a little sleepy the night before.  To prevent the fractions, make sure the the Options/Schedule hours match your Project Calendar that is being used.

    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    www.WhartonComputer.com
    • Marked as answer by Cyber3cat Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:03 AM
    Friday, January 29, 2010 4:25 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks alot guys. :)
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:04 AM