Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Modeling Work Schedules with Calendars in Microsoft Project.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, you can download them to your desktop, as I've done here, but you can also store the folder wherever you like. The Microsoft Project files for this course reside in subfolders named according to the chapters. The initial Project file includes a short task list with task dependencies and resource assignments already in place.
You can use this file to follow along through the entire course, or you can use the Project files specific to the movie you're watching. If you don't have access to the exercise files, (chuckles) that's okay. You can still follow along by watching how I use the files. Now let's get started.
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