Hi, Jeffrey – it is frustrating, but worse is that I don’t know how to best capture the information in Project. I’ve been using task type=Work for those developers that give me level of effort estimates along with their availability, and I use task type=Duration for everything else. I feel somewhat comfortable with my forecasts for those developers, but how do you forecast a 1 week duration task when a) you don’t know what the real work effort is, and b) you have no confidence the resource won’t ask for another week, or three?
Should I just make every task type=unit?
I should mention (if you couldn’t already guess), we aren’t terribly sophisticated in our processes; no one cares about my Project plan except me and my staff (and only ’cause I make them). And I’m self-taught, although I devoured Dynamic Scheduling by Eric Uttewaal.
Thanks for listening (I don’t think you can actually help me unless you have a gun I can borrow).