2

I'm currently trying to setup a meeting in ms-project with 2 resources: Alice and Bob

Alice's calendar is based on the standard calendar (working every weekday): And Bob's calendar is based on the based calendar (working every weekday except on Tuesdays):

By default, ms-project sets the tasks to "Fixed Units".

  • When I assign the task to Alice only, the meeting is scheduled for Tuesday -> ok
  • When I assign the task to Bob only, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday -> ok
  • When I assign the task to the both of them, the duration changes to 2 days, the work remains at 16 Hrs but the task expands over Tuesday and Wednesday -> Not OK

  • When I change the task to a fixed duration, ms-project complains that Alice is allocated at 200% and Bob at 0%...

How can I set project up to:

  • keep the duration to 1d?
  • keep the work to 16 hrs?
  • have ms-project reschedule the task to the first common available day (i.e. Wednesday) automatically?

Thanks in advance for your help!

0

MS-Project does not support this functionality natively, but you can force the effect as follows:

  1. Set up a dummy preliminary task with duration of 1 minute.
  2. Assign both resources to it.
  3. Level the task, so it splits between both days depending on the resource availability.
  4. Make that task a predecessor of your actual task- It will then be scheduled to after the preliminary task
  • Thanks Marv for your answer. It just amazes me that such a common requirement is not handled natively. – E. Jaep May 25 '16 at 15:21

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.