Scheduling overtime

You also can resolve a resource conflict by scheduling overtime for the resource. Overtime in Project is the amount of work that is scheduled beyond an assigned resource's regular working hours, and overtime hours are charged at the resource's overtime rate. Overtime work does not represent additional work on a task; instead, it represents the amount of time that's spent on a task during nonregular hours. By scheduling overtime, the resource may finish the task faster and therefore eliminate the conflict. As you read in the last chapter, you assign overtime from the Gantt Chart view. Use the following steps to schedule overtime:

1. Display the Gantt Chart view (choose ViewOGantt Chart).

2. Choose WindowOSplit to switch to the Task Entry view and reveal the Task Form in the bottom pane.

3. Click the Task Form to make it the active pane.

4. Choose FormatODetailsOResource Work. Project displays the Ovt. Work column in the Task Form pane, as shown in Figure 10-8. In this column, 0h means that you have not yet assigned overtime.

5. Select the task in the top pane to which you want to assign overtime.

6. Go to the bottom pane, and fill in the overtime amount for the appropriate resource.

Tip When you finish entering overtime, you can hide the Task Form by choosing

WindowORemove Split.

Figure 10-8: Use the Task Form, and display the Overtime column to add overtime.
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