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MPUG Tip – Learn From the MVP – Change the Duration of a Fixed Duration Task

Many companies exclusively use fixed duration tasks and Dale Howard knows one of the smallest but most useful tips to master this practice. He has a lot of experience and knows what changes Microsoft Project defaults to when you manually adjust work hours. He shows us what these default settings do and what effects they can have on your project. So, if you would like to temporarily change the fixed duration of your task without increasing your total work hours, this video is for you!

Take a look at our other quick and easy MPUG tips from Dale. Have a suggestion for a tip or a how to? Let us know.

Written by Dale Howard

Dale Howard is the Director of Education for Sensei Project Solutions.  He is in his 15th year of serving as a Microsoft Project MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and is currently one of only 39 Microsoft Project MVPs in the entire world. Dale is the co-author of 21 books on Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. He works out of his home in Ellisville, Missouri (a west suburb of St. Louis).

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  1. Thanks Dale, excellent tip. I use fixed duration tasks all the time – this is really neat.

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