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Control task scheduling with task types
If necessary, drag the vertical divider bar to the right so that the Finish column is
Next, you’ll add two columns to the Usage table so that you can see the assignment
units (the third variable of the scheduling formula) and the peak values. You don’t
need to modify this view every time you want to use it, but for our purposes here,
this is a good way to illustrate the effect of changing task types and scheduling
formula values.
Click the Start column heading, and then, on the Format tab, in the Columns group,
click Insert Column .
A list of fields appears.
Click Assignment Units .
Click the Start column heading again, and on the Format tab, in the Columns group,
click Insert Column .
Click Peak .
Project inserts the Assignment Units and Peak columns to the left of the Start
column. Peak is the resource’s maximum units value at any time throughout the
assignment’s duration.
You can see that task 8 has a total work value of 240 hours, a resource assignment
units value of 200%, and a duration of 15 days. Next, you will change the task’s
duration to observe the effects on the other values.
After a discussion between the two copyeditors about who will perform the copyedit,
you all agree that the task’s duration should increase and the resource’s daily work on
the task should decrease correspondingly.
In the Duration field for task 8, type or select 20d , and press the Enter key.
Project changes the task’s duration to 20 days and increases the work to 320
hours. Note the change highlighting applied to the Work and Duration values. You
increased the duration and wanted the total work to remain the same (it didn’t), so
you will use the Action button to adjust the results of the new task duration.
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