When you manually change the work assignments in the Resource Usage or Task Usage view, the result is an counterintelligence. To edit a contour, switch to Resource Usage view or Task Usage view. In Resource Usage view, you can edit time phased work and the total
work for any assignment. You cannot edit time phased or total work for a resource.
In Task Usage view, you can edit time phased and total work values for assignments or tasks. When you edit a contour, the contour icon shows that it has been edited. If you double click the assignment to open the Assignment Information dialog box, Contoured is listed
as the Work Contour type.
Apply the signed contour that’s most like the contour you wish to create. Click the time phased work cell you wish to edit, and enter a new value. Project distributes the work based on the following rules:
• If the work cell doesn’t include the start or finish of the assignment, the work value is distributed over the cell. For example, four hours of work are assigned throughout the day, and units are recalculated at 50%.
• If the work cell includes both the assignment start and finish, work is distributed between the two. If the assignment starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m., the four hours will be distributed in that two-hour duration (which means that units will be adjusted to 200%).
• If the work cell includes the start, but not the finish, work is distributed from the start time Or date. For example, if an assignment starts at 1 p.m., four hours of work are distributed from 1-5 p.m., and units are calculated at 100%.
• If the work cell includes the assignment’s finish, then the work is distributed up to the finish ..For example, if the task assignment ends at noon, four hours of work. . distributed from 8 a.m. until noon, and units are calculated at 200%.Whenever you edit a contour, Project distributes the work within the duration and recalculates units. This recalculation isn’t obvious in either view. To see the change in units, double-click an assignment to open the Assignment Information dialog box and examine the Units. field On the General tab:
In this chapter, you saw how to use task type, effort-driven scheduling, and contouring so that your tasks and task assignments closely resemble the “real-world” behaviors that you’ll manage in your project. In the next chapter, we’ll make a final pass through the project to ensure that resources aren’t over allocated. Then, we’ll prepare the project for publication. units, double-click an assignment to open the Assignment Information dialog box and examine the Units. field On the General tab: