Did you know if Microsoft Project supports other task duration values other than inputting task durations in days? The answer to this question is YES….
Microsoft Project supports task durations to be entered in Days (default), Weeks, Hours, Months and Minutes. When you are aware of this, a short-cut can be used to specify the required duration units, when entering at the same time the task duration values. This also allows Microsoft Project users the flexibility of having a complete mix of duration values contained within one project plan, if the project requires it.
Here is an example of five duration unit values supported within Microsoft Project 2010:
Where are these supported default duration units stored within Microsoft Project?
If you are using Microsoft Project 2003/2007 to access these default duration options:
1. From the Tools menu, select Options. Select Schedule tab.
2. Click on the drop down list to reveal listed default duration values:
If you are using Microsoft Project 2013/2010, to access these default duration options:
1. From the File tab, select Options from the Backstage view.
2. Select Schedule Tab within the Project Options dialog box.
3. Click on the drop down list to reveal listed default duration values:
Looking for a bit more detail?
In addition, Reference E1.2 of Project Mentor will tell you all you need to know about the subject discussed above.
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