Depending on how deeply you've delved into scheduling in Project in the past, you may not be familiar with all of these scheduling options.
Basic formulas and features work behind the scenes in Project whenever you create a project plan. This lesson shows how you can tailor these scheduling aids to get the exact results your project requires.
Project uses a scheduling formula to calculate the different elements of a project schedule, Duration = Work ÷ Resource Units.
Task types are settings that you can apply to tasks, which affect the way that those tasks are calculated by the formula. For example, if you "fix" a task's duration, the value that you set for the task's duration will remain unchanged as the formula calculates the work and resource units.
Effort-driven scheduling takes effect when you add resources to or remove resources from tasks. This scheduling setting keeps the amount of work constant when you change assigned resource units, helping you estimate task duration.
While these are all independent scheduling techniques, they also work together. This lesson will help you to understand how they work, both individually and in concert, so you can better adjust and control your project schedule.