Define Tasks in Man-Hours in MS Project so that changing resources changes finish date
Posted on 2007-03-29
I am somewhat of a MS Project n00b. I have defined all the tasks in my project and would like to schedule those tasks. I have already defined the resources available for my project. What I want to do is be able to define the duration of an individual task as hours. When I apply a resource to that task, the finish date should be determined based on the number of hours (man-hours) the task requires divided by the hours in the work week. So if I had a task defined which required 80 hours and I assigned one resource, the finish date would be two weeks from the start date. If i then applied a second resource to that project (we are going on the assumption that there is no diminishing return on adding new resources), the finish date would be one week from start date since 80 man hours = (2 resources) * (40 man hours / week).
I hope someone is able to get my meaning and give me a hand on this.