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Applying the Work Formula in an Assignment

When you assign a resource, you must define at least the task and the resource, but you can also define one or both of the units to be assigned and the work to be completed. In this section, I'll show you what happens in each of these cases. The task duration will already be defined in all cases because Project sets it to a default value (1 day) even if you don't define it yourself, so the Duration part of the work formula will already be filled in.

You Enter the Resource Name Only

If you enter just the resource name, but don't enter the units or the work, Project assigns a default value of 100% to Units and calculates the Work from the default Units and the Duration. For example, if you assign Pat to a 2-day task without entering the Units, Project first assigns 100% in the Units field and then calculates the work as 100% of the duration (16 hours). This case is illustrated by Pat's assignment to the Install Computers task in Figure 10.5.


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