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Hi Gurus,

Can anyone let me know whether the following facilities provided in MSproject are there in PS

1) Task(Activity in PS) with fixed duration

2) task (Activity in PS) with Fixed work

3) Task (Activity in PS) with Fixed unit.

If you have a solution please explain me how to achieve this.



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    Dec 27, 2007 at 10:51 AM

    Hi Abhishek,

    In PS we have internal activities assigned to network, where in we can put the values for duration, work etc..



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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hai Abhishek

      1) Since my end date is fixed , i'll have to use bottom up scheduling rather than top down.

      First create the project with activities its duration - schedule the project using bottom up with forward scheduling to get the end date or backward scheduling to get the start date.while doing this follow the step-2). Once the date is fixed use can use Top down and do the settings which mentioned in earlier message. By this U will have control on the Project with respect to duration and system will not allow to cross based on end date in the Project definition.

      2)HR is not implemented here. Is there any wayout to do this.

      U need to just enter the no of resources as NUMBER in the interal activity and mention their effort-if needed in PERCENT . Enter the total hours of work to be spent by this activity in the WORK.

      Choose Calculation key as "calculate duration" or set in network profile" which will calculating the duration - system will check based on the calendar in the ProjectProfile.

      Based on the above said settings(using Top down and set as E in network profile for Check WBS sett) - while scheduling the project - if the activity duration is exceed which system will not allow to save -means need to increase the resources which will reduce the duration to finish the activity. Increasing the resources to be done manually.