Adjust Task duration by adding or remove resources

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Hi team :)
I have a task that takes 86 days to be developped.
I know that this time can be reduced if multiple ressources are working on it, and lengthen if I remove them.
How do I configure this task to automatically adjust if I add or remove resources?
I have these choices:
- fixed capacity
- fixed duration
- fixed work
thanks a lot ;)
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best response confirmed by Dale Howard (MVP)


Project's basic scheduling formula is:

Duration = Work/Units

Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, you can fix any one of the three variables. In your case you are trying to see the effect on duration given a fixed amount of work (i.e. 86 days worth or 688 hours given a standard 8 hour workday). Set the task as Fixed Work type, by default it will be effort driven (i.e. more resources [units] shorter time). Then assign a resource. As you assign more resources you should see the duration decrease and if you remove some resources, the task duration will increase.


Hope this helps.