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Duration of concurrent tasks

Posted on 2004-09-10
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1 person working on 2 tasks at the same time.  If each is estimated at 2 days when they are entered the actual should come out to 4 calendar days. And if I add a 3rd 2 day task all 3 should go to 6 calendar days.  But I don't see that happening.

Can Project 2000 do this?  If not, is there software than can?
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You have to tell project that you intend the person to split their time - it will not make that assumption.

To do this set the person to 50% allocation and 33.33 in the 2nd situation.

this will move the duration of each task out exactly as you describe.

Miles
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You are right.  That does what I want. Thanks.

Now, if only it could figure out (assume?) that if I add another concurrent task it has to change the % of all the concurrent tasks and only for the periods of overlap.
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Ah well, when you write that award willing bit of software, let us know and there will be a few takers, especially if it can also schedule members of a team of people with the same sklls - i.e. rather than having a team with resources = 300% on three tasks it could take members of that team and distribute them across the 3 tasks automatically.... ah maybe I should wake up now and stop dreaming :)
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