Ms project updating task status updates resource status
The amount of work will fluctuate depending on the number of attendees.
Writing a project charter document, coding a software program or building a detailed project plan are fixed work tasks.
having been imeresed in P3 for the last 3 years, Ive had to do a quick schedule in Microsoft project.
One thing ive rapidly remembered to my fustration is the way it keeps the link between remaining duration and percent complete.
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MS-Project uses the following formula to calculate duration, resources (units) and effort.
Duration X Units = Work MS-Project expects the user to provide two of the inputs and MS-Project calculates the third.
Just like the description on the field tells us, it only reports progress on the tasks duration. And to close this post, be sure to check me out on MPUG.
The Fixed Work task type is useful when team members provide estimates by task.
A task to develop a report is estimated at 40 hours with one team member assigned.
It is important to understand these project types and how they interact with MS-Project.
Creating a project plan with a mix of fixed work and fixed duration tasks is recommended.