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task types and effort driven scheduling

Duration, Resource Units and Work depend on each other. This dependency can be expressed in the following formula:

Work = Duration * Units.

Task types define how Duration, Units and Work change when you change one of these values.

  • Click on the desired task.
  • Click Actions from the toolbar.
  • Select Properties.
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Click the Type drop down menu.
  • Select the appropriate task type.
  • Click the Save button.

The following is a list of Task Types and their descriptions.

Name Description
Fixed units (default) When you change Work or Duration, Units value remains constant, either Work or Duration is recalculated according to the formula
Fixed duration When you change Units or Work, Duration value remains constant, either Units or Work is recalculated according to the formula
Fixed work When you change Units or Duration, Work value remains constant, either Duration or Units is recalculated according to the formula

For Fixed units or Fixed work task types you can set Effort driven flag (the flag is set by default). This flag defines whether Work should remain constant when you add or remove resources to a task.

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