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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.

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Written by Dale Howard

Dale Howard is currently a Senior PPM Consultant with Arch Systems, Inc. His hair and beard have turned white because of using Microsoft’s project management tools for more than 20 years. Dale started his career using Microsoft Project 4.0 for Windows 95 and began using Microsoft’s PPM tools when they introduced Project Central in 2000. Dale is the co-author of 23 books in Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. He is currently one 0f 26 Microsoft Project MVPs in the entire world and one of only 4 Project MVPs in the United states.

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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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