Issue with Duration and Work

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Lisa Bub
2011-04-04
2013-05-15
  • Lisa Bub
    Lisa Bub
    2011-04-04

    Hi,
    I am new to Project Management and OpenProj.  I am trying to schedule a task which is estimated to take approximately 6 hours to complete, but the resource has 3 working days over which to complete it.  What I am expecting to see is the following:

    Task
    Start:  4/5/11
    Finish: 4/7/11
    Duration: 3 days
    Work: 6 hours

    But what I receive instead is:

    Task
    Start:  4/5/11
    Finish: 4/5/11
    Duration: 0.75 days
    Work: 6 hours

    Could someone explain what I might be doing incorrectly?  Or does the program simply not function the way I am expecting it to?

    Thank you for any and all assistance.

    Lisa

     
  • AB
    AB
    2011-04-07

    Create the task
    Double click to  open the Task Info screen
    Click the ADVANCED tab
    For the Type: select FIXED DURATION
    Go back to GENERAL tab
    Insert for duration: 3
    Insert for work: 6
    CLOSE

    That should be the solution.

    Andre

     
  • Lisa Bub
    Lisa Bub
    2011-04-07

    Thank you very much, Andre.  That was exactly what I needed to know! 

     
  • Adauto Andrade
    Adauto Andrade
    2013-05-09

    Hi!
    Try to change Task Information to .
    Double click on your  task and take a look at Advanced section.
    Hope this help.
    Rgds