My latest article for MPUG was published today: Add a Cutover Weekend Calendar to MS Project.
Part of the challenge in scheduling weekend work in Microsoft Project is isolating that “exception” weekend to just the tasks of interest. In this article, I show how to create a special-purpose calendar that inherits the holidays already defined in the main calendar, but identifies selected days that aren’t normally working days as exceptions. This calendar can then be applied to whatever tasks are in scope for that working weekend. I also show how to apply exceptions to specific resources, so weekend tasks can be assigned to them.
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