Scheduling Overtime Work

By default, Microsoft Project classifies Work as Regular Work and Overtime Work as shown in the following illustration:

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To schedule Overtime Work, the following steps are recommended:

Apply the Task Entry view (Gantt Chart over Task Form), and then change the details in the Task Form to Work as shown in the following illustration:

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From the Task Form, schedule a portion of Work as Overtime Work as shown in the following illustration:

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By scheduling 8 hours of overtime work on a Fixed Units task, Microsoft Project changed the project finish date from 4/27/18 to 4/25/18!

When 8 hours of overtime work was scheduled, Project assumed that it was not in addition to the 40 hours, but that it was part of the 40 hours.

Applies to: All Current Versions of Microsoft Project

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