In this video, you see how to modify calendar options in a project to match the default work week in the project calendar. Microsoft Project uses calendar options to convert days or weeks into work hours as well as other settings.
- [Instructor] Project uses calender options to convert…between days of duration and work hours.…If you've adjusted the default work week, you might…have to adjust the calender options as well.…Let's start by looking at the default work week.…On the project tab, I'm going to click change working time,…and we've got our standard calendar,…assigned as the project calendar.…Notice to the right of the calendar, we've got our workdays…set to eight to six with an hour for lunch, and remember,…that means we've got nine-hour workdays…and 45-hour work weeks.…
Well, I can go ahead and down at the bottom-right…click cancel to close that dialogue box.…Now, one thing I want to look at is,…let's take a look at task two, analyze business needs.…The duration is set to five days, and right now,…a day is specified as an eight-hour workday.…Let's take a look at task two, analyze business needs.…The duration is set to five days.…
Well, now we're going to go to the file tab, and down at…the bottom on the left, click options, and in the project…
Next, Bonnie explains how to create shift calendars by setting work schedules for specific tasks and assigning schedules to resources. Then learn how to fine-tune project, task, and resource calendars, including biweekly schedules. Last, she covers working with multiple calendars, including copying and sharing custom calendars with all Project files and integrating multiple projects with different calendars into a single master Project file.
Note: This course was designed in collaboration with John Riopel.
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- Setting up your organization's calendar, including nonworking periods
- Coordinating calendars
- Creating a new shift calendar
- Assigning calendars to resources
- Customizing project, task, and resource calendars
- Working with multiple calendars in a master Project file