Oct 09 2022 05:39 PM
Oct 09 2022 05:39 PM
I have just bulk changed all tasks from an existing template from fixed units to fixed duration.
The templates were already set up with work, duration and therefore (calculated) units.
After bulk changing the tasks (highlight all tasks > Task Information > Advanced tab > Task type: Fixed Duration), when I try change the amount of work for a resource, the units don't change.
Original: 2 hours of work required in 5 days, meaning units is 2/40 = 0.05
Change: changing from 2 hours of work in 5 days to 8 hours of work, so units should be 8/40 = 0.2
From the 'error message', I have selected: "Increase the hours resources work per day (units) but keep same duration"
However, the units do not update in the Resource Names column, neither in the Task Information > Resources tab
The only way I can get the units to update is by removing the resource and then re-assigning it - is there any other way for this to work?
How can I make sure the units will be updated if the amount of work is changed in the project schedule?
NOTE: in the Scheduling options for this project, the default task type is set to Fixed Duration as well.
Oct 10 2022 06:31 AMSolution
Oct 10 2022 12:43 PM - edited Oct 10 2022 12:56 PM
As usual, thank you Dale -
another question: in this project I have a task that's assigned to myself as a team member, originally with Work = 1h, Duration = 1d
This is published to PWA, and then as a team member I can view my tasks page and update the amount of work.
For example, I updated the task to take 80h of work. Since this is a project I have created, I approve my change via File > Info > View Task Updates > Approval Center
But when these changes are applied to my project, the task now takes 80h with an 80 day duration
Is there a way for this to change? Alternatively, is there a way for team members to change the duration for a task, as I can only seem to update the Work value from the Tasks page.
UPDATE: It looks like the tasks somehow reverted to fixed units. I selected all tasks again and changed to fixed duration and it looks like it works - however would still appreciate any info around whether the duration can be changed by a team member or only the amount of work
Oct 11 2022 10:38 AM