This video demonstrates how to define the default work week for a calendar. The default work week defines working days and times that apply to all calendar dates.
- [Instructor] If your company's work week…doesn't match the eight to five schedule…in Project's standard calendar…now's the time to change that work week…to match your organization's schedule.…On the Project tab we're going to click…Change Working Time to open up…the Change Working Time dialog box.…In the For calendar box we already have the…standard calendar selected so we're going to…go ahead and edit the work week.…To do that in the bottom half of the dialog box…click the Work Weeks tab.…
We're going to change the default work week.…Now remember the default work week is applied…to all dates.…That's what NA means in the start and finish fields.…And if you look over to the right of the calendar…Working times in the standard calendar are eight to five…with an hour for lunch.…To change that we're going to click the Details button…to the right of the Work Weeks table.…That opens up the Details for dialog box.…
And notice that it tells you which work week your editing.…So make sure to look at that and make sure that you're…
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