MS Project - RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am new to using MS project 2010. I would like to allocate the one resource (person) to complete a task that takes 30 hours over a 1 week time period.  MS project automatically spreads the  hours evenly across the week, is there a way for MS project to allocate the hours unevenly i.e. 10 hours on day one, 8 hours on day 2 and no hours on day 3 etc

    Any help would be appreciated

    Kind  regards


    Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:12 PM

All replies

  • Yep. With the Gantt chart active, show details to split the screen.

    Click in the lower half and display the task Usage View. Task usage shows all resources for the selected task in the top window pane.

    Select the task you want to edit in the top pane, then edit the hours per day in the Task Usage View.

    Note: you need to adjust the timescale in the top pane to show day by day.

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    Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:57 PM
  • Mark,

    Yes, it is called manual contouring. Go to the Resource Usage view and set the timescale for days. Then manually re-allocate the work hours as desired. Be advised however that assuming a normal default 8 hour work day, the resource will show as overallocated on day one (i.e. 10 hours work in an 8 hour work day).


    Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:02 PM