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Tag Archives: Fixed Duration

When a Fixed Duration Task is Truly Not “Fixed Duration”

Oh, the misery! If you’ve ever used Fixed Duration tasks in your enterprise projects running in Microsoft Project Online or Project Server and your organization uses the Timesheet page in Project Web App (PWA) to track actual task progress, then no doubt you have experienced heartache and disappointment. Those Fixed Duration tasks don’t behave the…

Fixed Duration and Effort Driven Task in Project 2013

The Problem: “When I assigned a task to Fixed Duration, WITH EFFORT DRIVEN I see that Project has calculated some of the resources to work 50% or 33%. How does that work then? I had 5 days of work, with 4 resources. So after calculating, they still work for 5 days, still with four resources…

Webinar: Digging Deeper – Learning More about Task Types

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Presentation Description The Task Type option in Microsoft Project 2010 is often a confusing topic for many users of the software. In the final presentation of the four-part “Digging Deeper” series…

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…

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