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Article ID: 170241

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170241


In Microsoft Project 98, when you assign a resource to a task that has a percent complete, the resource will be assigned work for the total duration of the task. For each subsequent resource, work will be calculated on the remaining duration.


For the first assignment a resource is assigned to the total duration of the task regardless of the percent complete.


To change the amount of work a resource is assigned, manually edit the amount of work.


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


For each additional resource the work will be calculated based on the remaining duration of the task. To change the original resource assignment manually edit the amount of work.

For example, let's assume you have a task that is 8 days long at 50% complete. When you assign a resource to the task, the work for the resource will be 64 hours with 32 hours of actual work and 32 hours of remaining work. When you assign a second resource to the task, the work for the first resource will change to 48 hours (32 actual hours plus 16 hour or one-half the remaining work). The work for the second resource will be 16 hours, which is one-half the remaining work.

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