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The nature of a task can have an effect on resource time. A two-week,
effortdriven task isn’t complete until its resources have put in two weeks (accord-
ing to the Project or Task calendar) of effort. Find out more about
effort-driven tasks in Chapter 4.
Not everyone in a company works the same schedule, and not every task can
be performed in the same eight-hour workday. To deal with the variations in
schedules that occur in most workforces, Project 2007 offers various
calendar settings. As I mentioned earlier in this chapter, Project, Resource, and
Task calendars can be set to use one of three Base calendar templates built
into Project 2007. The three Base calendar templates are as follows:
Standard: The default setting. Sets a working day as 8 a.m.–5 p.m. with
an hour for lunch and a five-day, Monday–Friday workweek.
24 Hours: Allows work to go on around the clock every day of the week.
Night Shift: Sets the working time as 11 p.m.–8 a.m. with an hour for
dinner and a six-night, Monday–Saturday workweek. Working times for a
Night Shift calendar are shown in Figure 3-1.
Check out the legend in Figure 3-1; it explains how different hours are shaded
in the calendar display.