Task Types – Duration, Work and Units
When a schedule is built and changes are made over time (whether with Resources or other areas) and the dates move. Sometimes unexpectedly. There are a number of items that could affect this such as Calendars, Predecessors/Successors, Deadlines, Constraints and so on. One of the fundamental drivers for how the task changes is based upon the task type and how Microsoft Project re-calculates the task. These task types are duration, work and units. Even without Microsoft Project, it is good to understand the differences between these task types.
A new White Paper explaining how this works is now on our White Paper section at www.PMPSpecialists.com/WhitePapers.html Look for the document titled “Task Types – Fixed Duration, Fixed Work, Fixed Units“