Tasks starting at 9am when their working time says 8am?!


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Elle

I have 1 day tasks spanning 2 days

I have a day down as 8 hours. 8:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00

....but the tasks are starting at 9am!!

I haven't changed anything for those tasks and i've checked the working time
calender and the start time is 8am.

I've also tried to change it manually and it doesn't work.

Any ideas?
 
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Jim Aksel

Hello Elle -

More than likely a predecessor task is finishing later than you think.
Check all of the following
Tools/Options/View tab. change date format to include hh:mm so you can see.
Now it becomes a matter of chasing predecessors, etc.

Tools/Options/Calendar tab. Verify start time for the day
Project/Project Information. Note the calendar assigned (default is
"standard")
Tools/Change Working Time. For each calendar assigned to your project
(from the "For:" drop down), verify start and stop times and if there are
exceptions

If you look at each calendar there, you should also be verifying resource
work calendars (they come from the same place).

Although rare, it is possible an individual worker has an exception listed
in their availability. On the resource sheet, doulble click the resource
name. On the General Tab, you will see their work exceptions. If you have
dates set to show hh:mm something may also show up there. It is a little
different in P2003 and P2007 but it is in there.

For the task in question, verify the task type is "As soon as possible" and
the assigned calendar. Both are available from the Advanced Tab of the Task
Information dialog box. If the calendars says "none" it means it is using
the same calendar specified for the poject (Project/Project Information)
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If this post was helpful, please consider rating it.

Jim Aksel, MVP

Check out my blog for more information:
http://www.msprojectblog.com
 
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Mike Glen

Hi Elle,

Welcome to this Microsoft Project newsgroup :)

In Project/Project information, enter the Project Start date followed by 08:00.

FAQs, companion products and other useful Project information can be seen at this web address: http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm

Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on :)

Mike Glen
MS Project MVP
See http://tinyurl.com/2xbhc for my free Project Tutorials



I have 1 day tasks spanning 2 days

I have a day down as 8 hours. 8:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00

...but the tasks are starting at 9am!!

I haven't changed anything for those tasks and i've checked the working time
calender and the start time is 8am.

I've also tried to change it manually and it doesn't work.

Any ideas?
 
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a.udoh

I have 1 day tasks spanning 2 days

I have a day down as 8 hours. 8:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 17:00

...but the tasks are starting at 9am!!

I haven't changed anything for those tasks and i've checked the working time
calender and the start time is 8am.

I've also tried to change it manually and it doesn't work.

Any ideas?



Solution.

--first and foremost ,in Project 2010
go to-File- Project Option_- general -date format and change date format to include hh:mm.
---Project tab/Change Working Time. For each calendar assigned to your project
(from the "For:" drop down), verify start and stop times and if there are
exceptions
-You have to set your project start date to reflect the working times i;e 8am, 9am ETC. Project tab-Project information.
--In the Gant chart view, double click the first and second task that your have enter a start and finish date to revealed the task information dialogbox or on the task tab , properties group , then cclick on information, change the start date on the General tab from 9am to 8am for these two tasksand ok it. Note,these steps are done sequentially.
-- All the project tasks will automatically update to show a day duration as start say 1/9/12 8am and finish as 1/9/12 5pm depending on the calendar assigned,
--- hope this solve the problem as I applied same in my case.

---Thanks.

Albert (PMP,PMI-SP)- Nigeria.
 

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