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Microsoft KB Archive/174388

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PRJ98: Resource Scheduled to Work Later Than Project Start Time

Article ID: 174388

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q174388

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Project 98, if you assign a resource that uses a calendar other than the project calendar, the resource may not start working at its earliest possible working time at the beginning of the project.

For example, if you have a project that starts on September 15, 1997 and uses the default standard calendar, a task with a one-day duration will start at 8:00 AM and finish at 5:00 PM. If you assign a resource that uses the Night Shift calendar, the task will start at 11:00 PM on September 15, 1997 and finish at 8:00 AM on September 16, 1997. (Working time will be 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM to 8:00 AM). If you then change the project's start time to 7:00 AM on September 15, 1997, the task will be scheduled from 11:00 PM on September 15, 1997 to 8:00 AM on September 16, 1997 rather than starting at 7:00 AM on September 15, 1997. (Working time will be 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM, 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM, and 4:00 AM to 7:00 AM.)

CAUSE

This problem occurs when the working time of the resource calendar is different than the working time of the Project calendar. Tasks are scheduled based on the first available working time of the resource calendar that occurs after the earliest working time of the project calendar.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, enter the start time in the Start column on the Gantt Chart or in the Start field in the Task Information dialog box (click Task Information on the Project menu).

NOTE: This will cause Project to assign a constraint on that task, such as Start No Earlier Than.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Project listed above.

Keywords: kbbug kbpending kbusage KB174388