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Chapter 9. Understanding Resource Schedu... > Reviewing the Essential Components o...

Reviewing the Essential Components of Resource Assignments

When a work resource is assigned to work on a task (in other words, to spend time or effort on the task), Microsoft Project initially schedules work for the resource in specific time periods based on several controlling factors that are outlined in the discussion that follows. Note that material resources do not "work," and therefore this discussion is about scheduling work resources. I will deal with material resources in the section "Assigning Material Resource Units." Before you assign resources to it, a task already has scheduled dates that are derived from its duration, its links to other tasks, and any date constraint that might be imposed on it. There can also be task splits that interrupt the task schedule, providing periods of inactivity between the start and finish dates for the task.

Starting with Project 2000, the task can also have a special calendar attached to it that regulates the specific days and working times when the task will be scheduled. In Figure 9.1 the calendar icon in the indicator column signifies that the Test Prototype task has a special calendar attached to it.


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