Task types

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Task types

Post by RodHersnam » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:34 pm

What are Fixed Units/Fixed Duration/Fixed Work
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Re: Task types

Post by Intaver Support » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:48 pm

Every task can be either Fixed Duration, Fixed Units, or Fixed Work. What this does is set out the business rules for what should happen if duration, work or units is changed. The especially important if you have a resource loaded schedule that calculates work based on resource units.

For example if duration is fixed and you change the duration. This means that one of the other two parameters, work or units must also change to account for the changes in duration. It could be that if duration increases, then either there more work will have to be performed (increase work) or the original amount of work will take place over a longer period of time (decrease units). You can set the task type in the Task Information -> Advanced tab.

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