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Chapter 5. Creating a Task List > Entering Task Duration

Entering Task Duration

The project calendar defines the hours and days when work can be scheduled on the project. The duration of a task refers to the amount of time that is scheduled on the project calendar for working on the task. A task with an estimated duration of 8 hours is scheduled for work during 8 hours of time on the project calendar. There might be one or many resources assigned during those 8 hours, but the duration is still 8 hours.

When you estimate the duration of a task to be, say, 8 hours, you should keep these points in mind:


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