Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bug in Microsoft Project 2010 – Resource Usage

 

In Microsoft Project 2010, you can create a custom calendar to set your day as something different than the default 8 hours per day.  In this example, I changed the working time to 7.5 hours per day.

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So far, no problem.  However, look what happens when you view the Resource Usage Tab for the same task:

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That’s not what I want - I said 7.5 hours per day is the working time!   It should be 7.5 hours per day, not 8 hours for the first 4 days and 5.5 hours for the fifth day.

4 comments:

Tania said...

This sort of thing happens if you don't change the calendar which drives the task (usually the calendar which is used as the Project Calendar) to have 7.5 days in it as well.

There is a good and logical reason why it should work that way.

Say, for example, you have a one-day task (7.5 hours) and you assign it to someone who only works mornings. That means the one day of work will not be finished all on the same date.

So, similarly, if your definition of a day is SHORTER than the working hours on the calendar which drives the task, you can get more than a day's work done during those hours. In fact, if the working hours on the calendar are from 06:00 until 23:00, you'd get more than TWO days' work done on a single date (depending also on the default starting time for tasks, and any dependent predecessors).

Tania said...

Sorry, correction to my first paragraph:

"This sort of thing happens if you don't change the default working times in the calendar which drives the task (usually the calendar which is used as the Project Calendar) to total to 7.5 available work hours as well. For example, you could set the hours from 08:00-12:00 and from 13:00-16:30."

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