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Task Types and Order of Entry

BY: Collin Quiring

Microsoft Project has a built-in formula that helps Project Managers when they enter time for a Resource’s work. The difficulty is that the Task Type affects how that formula acts and is affected by the order of entry (Resource Units, Duration, Work).  The formula is consistent (Work = Duration x Units) , but not always what the Project Manager expects.  A new WhitePaper on EPM Strategy helps to clear that up a bit.  Just go to the Tools For You section and to the White Papers for Microsoft Project section (here).  Then, look for the Task Types and Order of Entry paper in the All Versions section.



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