MS Project - 24 hour Working Days
Posted on 2016-11-20
I've created a new project in MS Project 2010 and am using the standard 24 hour calendar. That seems to do what I want it to do - to a point. If I have a task (let's call it Task 31) with a 3-hour duration that starts on Wednesday at 10:00 PM, MS Project correctly sets the task's Finish Date to be Thursday at 1:00 AM. I have another task (let's call it Task 32) with a 4 hour duration and its predecessor is Task 31. MS Project correctly sets the Start Date of Task 32 to Thursday at 1:00 AM and its Finish Date to Thursday at 5:00 AM.
So far, so good
The problem that I am having is lunch time. Apparently, MS Project assumes that we don't work on any day from noon to 1:00 PM. Because that is not true (we work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and have no break times at all) I need to change that default but can't figure out how. There must be a simple setting somewhere to do this.
Let's say, for example that I define a task (call it Task 35) that has a duration of 2 hours and begins on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. MS Project correct sets the task's Finish Date to Tuesday at noon. I have another task (call it Task 36) with a duration of 2 hours and its predecessor is Task 35. MS Project sets that task's Start Date to Tuesday at 1:00 PM. I don't want that. I want it to set the task's Start Date to Tuesday at noon - no lunch break.
Hope someone out there can let me know how to set this as a default in my project. There must be a simple way to do this that I'm just not seeing.
Thanks in advance for your help.