this video shows how to schedule tasks so they ignore the nonworking time in the calendar, which is done by using elapsed time in task duration.
- [Instructor] Elapsed time means time…that runs around the clock,…completely ignoring the nonworking time…you've defined in your calendars.…For example, elapsed time works for things…like paint drying, concrete hardening,…and to some extent, shipments.…Let's take a look at one of the tasks…in this schedule, task ID 21, deliver new equipment.…Right now the duration is set to 7.11 days.…
The first thing I'm going to do is want to click…the duration cell for that task,…and I'm going to change it to eight D and press tab.…That makes the task eight working days…according to your Project calendar.…To look at this more closely, on the task tab…over at the right end, click scroll to task.…You can see that the task bar runs across a weekend…which according to the Project calendar is nonworking time.…
So even though the duration is eight days,…if you count the days on an actual calendar…like the one you have hanging on your wall, it's 10 days.…It runs from December 12th through December 22nd.…Well let's say that you want to ignore the nonworking time,…
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