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fixed duration + resources question RRS feed

  • Question

  • probably a simple solution, but I was having problems getting it to work.

    Say I have a certain task that i know the duration for (4 days) and the resources I want assigned (4 people), is there a way for it to auto populate the duration as (4 people x 10 hr days X 4 days ) = 160 hrs?

    when I select the task and remove the default 1day? duration after assigning the people to the task and then editing the dates to where i want them, it only defaults back to 8 hrs and then selects the same date as my finish time.

    I have tried editing the task and instead of using fixed units (default) i have tried fixed duration as well as fixed work, along with both effort driven and not, so far it has not done what I would like it to.

    Monday, December 1, 2014 3:31 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Here is how you should proceed:

    • Create the task entering the duration (not the dates). The start date should be triggered by a predecessor or the project start date if it is the first task of the project.
    • Then assign the 4 resources at 100% and validate.

    Effort driven means that if you add or remove a resource (AFTER assigning resources on the task), the overall amount of work will be kept and splitted among the resources.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    • Marked as answer by efrizzell Monday, December 1, 2014 4:20 PM
    Monday, December 1, 2014 4:05 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    Here is how you should proceed:

    • Create the task entering the duration (not the dates). The start date should be triggered by a predecessor or the project start date if it is the first task of the project.
    • Then assign the 4 resources at 100% and validate.

    Effort driven means that if you add or remove a resource (AFTER assigning resources on the task), the overall amount of work will be kept and splitted among the resources.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    • Marked as answer by efrizzell Monday, December 1, 2014 4:20 PM
    Monday, December 1, 2014 4:05 PM
    Moderator
  • that was it, I was looking at the "actual work" and "duration" columns instead of the "work" one.  so that explains why it did not show.
    Monday, December 1, 2014 4:21 PM