Ms project updating
Project sets the plan’s start date to current date, a thin green vertical line in the chart portion of the Gantt Chart View indicates this current date. Exceptions are used to modify a Project calendar to have a non-standard workday or a non-working day.
Let us change the project start date and add some more information. Select a Standard Calendar as your project Calendar. You can also allot unique working hours for a particular resource as well.
Because once you enter one of the two, and other project tasks, constraints and dependencies, MS Project will calculate the other date.
It is always a good practice to use a start date even if you know the deadline for the project. In the list of available templates, click Blank Project.
This date is now scheduled as a non-working day for the project.
You can also verify the changed color indicated in the calendar within the dialog box as below. Just like you can change a Standard Base Calendar, you can change the work and non-working time for each resource.
So it does help in more than just creating a Schedule.
Scheduling is the science of using mathematical calculations and logic to generate time effective sequence of task considering any resource and cost constraints. In Project Management Methodology, schedule would only mean listing of a project's milestones, tasks/activities, and deliverables, with start and finish dates.
Each one of you might be using a different setting for MS Project 2013.
To ensure the results are not different from what is shown in this tutorials, ensure the settings as follows.
You can modify the resource calendar to accommodate flex-time, vacation time, training time, etc.
Also remember, Resource Calendar can only be applied to work resources and not to material and cost resources.
Select “Gantt with Timeline” from the dropdown box. Both options, Status Bar and Scroll Bar should be checked.