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With the effort-driven setting active, if you add resources to a task, Project
distributes the specified work equally among them and may change the task
duration according to the total resource effort, depending on the task type.
With all three task types, Project assumes (by default) that each task is
effortdriven. You can turn on the effort-driven setting or turn it off if you choose the
fixed-duration or fixed-units task type. With the fixed-work task type selected,
the effort-driven setting is turned on automatically and can’t be turned off.
Follow these steps to change the settings for an effort-driven task:
1. Double-click a task.
The Task Information dialog box appears.
2. Click the Advanced tab, as shown in Figure 9-2.
3. To turn off the effort-driven setting, select the Effort Driven check box
to remove the check mark.
The effort-driven setting is on by default.
4. Click OK to save the new setting.
Figure 9-2:
setting is
to you if you
select a
Suppose task calendars prevail?
One other setting on the Advanced tab of the Task Information dialog box,
Scheduling Ignores Resource Calendars, has an effect on how resources are
scheduled when you make task assignments. You can instruct Project to let
the Task calendar override any Resource calendar setting for resources
assigned to it. Then, for example, if a task is set to use the Standard calendar
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