I have been tasked to use Microsoft project in a group assignment to help manage it, but I'm having trouble getting the durations and dates to not auto update.

I basically would like to have the whole week to be able to enter start and finish dates as well as the duration to show the exact time between them. I have changed the calendar work week to 24/7 for the project as well as for all the people in my group but still get the duration changing start and finish dates.

Any help is appreciated.

You will not get Project not to update the dates based on task duration. For each task, the end date is calculated as the result of the start date + the duration (non-working days are ignored).

Why exactly do you need independant values for date and duration? Are you maybe trying to enter man-days as duration (So if three people work all day, that would make 3 days total)? If yes, then the column "Work" is the one you want.

  • sorry im probably not explaining it properly. I would just like the start date and duration to dictate the end date and the settings required to allow all days and all hours to work so a day duration doesn't have a difference of two days in the start and finish date – Dean Millard Jan 9 at 21:26

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