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Chapter 9. Understanding Resource Schedu... > Understanding Effort-Driven Tasks

Understanding Effort-Driven Tasks

You saw in the previous sections that if a task is marked as Fixed Work and you increase the number of units in an assignment, Project leaves the Work amount the same and reduces the duration of the task. For example, suppose a Dock Workers resource has been assigned to load 100 boxes onto a delivery truck. The original assignment is 200% units (two people), but then you change it to 400% units (4 people). Because the work is presumed to be fixed, you would expect Project to cut the duration in half.

The same concept can apply when you increase the number of named resources assigned to a task, for that constitutes adding units also. If two individual resources, named Sam and Bob, are originally assigned to load the boxes, but then you add Juan and Bill to help with the task, you would want Project to cut the duration in half.


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