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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Understanding the Work Formula

As described previously in this chapter, Project uses assignment units as a multiplier to calculate how much work it must schedule. When you assign two carpenters (200%) to work on a task with a duration of 4 hours, Project schedules 2 hours of work for each of the 4 hours of duration. The total work is therefore 8 hours.

The formula for calculating work is as follows:

In symbols, it is represented as follows:

That is, you multiply the task duration by the assigned units to calculate work.

NOTE

These formulas ...

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