Actual Overtime Work fields

The Actual Overtime Work fields contain the actual amount of overtime work already performed by resources assigned to tasks. The timephased versions of these fields show values distributed over time.

There are several categories of fields that show Actual Overtime Work.

Data Type    Duration

Actual Overtime Work (task field)

How Calculated    When you first create a task, the Actual Overtime Work field contains zero. As the assigned resources for the task report actual overtime work, it is entered into the Actual Overtime Work field.

Best Uses    Add the Actual Overtime Work field to any task sheet to review or filter for actual overtime information for tasks. Add this field to the Task Usage view to review or filter for actual overtime information for assignments on specific tasks. Use this field with the Actual Overtime Cost field while a task is in progress to see whether you're staying within your overtime budget. You may also find this information useful after the project is completed to help you plan costs and staffing for future projects.

Example    There are 10 hours of planned overtime for the "Write proposal" task. By reviewing the Actual Overtime Work field, you can see that the assigned resources have reported 6 hours of actual overtime so far.

Actual Overtime Work (resource field)

Entry Type    Calculated

How Calculated    When you first add a resource, the Actual Overtime Work field contains zero. As the resource reports any actual overtime work on any assigned tasks, this overtime work is entered into the Actual Overtime Work field.

Best Uses    Add the Actual Overtime Work field to a resource sheet to review or filter for overtime information for resources. Add this field to the Resource Usage view to see how the actual overtime work is spent on the resources' specific assignments. Use this field with the Actual Overtime Cost field to analyze overtime costs for resources. You may find this information useful after the project is completed to help you plan costs and staffing for future projects.

Example    You're tracking actual overtime for Jamie. By reviewing the Actual Overtime Work field, you can see that so far, Jamie has reported a total of 30 hours of overtime for all assigned tasks.

Actual Overtime Work (assignment field)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered

How Calculated    When you first assign a task to a resource, the Actual Overtime Work assignment field contains zero. As the assigned resource for the task reports any actual overtime work, it is entered into the Actual Overtime Work field.

Best Uses    Add the Actual Overtime Work field to the sheet portion of the Task Usage view to review or filter for overtime information for assignments on specific tasks. Add this field to the sheet portion of the Resource Usage view to review or filter for overtime information for assignments to specific resources. You can use this field in conjunction with the Actual Overtime Cost field while a task is in progress to see whether you're staying within your budget for overtime. You may also find this information useful after the task is completed to help you plan costs and staffing for future projects.

Example    Jamie is assigned to 10 hours of planned overtime for the "Write proposal" task. By reviewing the Actual Overtime Work field, you can see that Jamie has reported 6 hours of overtime so far.

Actual Overtime Work (task-timephased field)

Entry Type    Calculated

How Calculated    When you first create a task, the Actual Overtime Work field contains zero. As the assigned resources for the task report actual overtime work, it is entered into the Actual Overtime Work field.

Best Uses    Add the Actual Overtime Work field to the timephased portion of the Task Usage view to review the overtime information for assignments on specific tasks over a period of time. Use this field with the Actual Overtime Cost field while a task is in progress to see whether you're staying within your overtime budget. You can also review this information after the project is completed to help you plan costs and staffing for future projects.

Example    There are 10 hours of planned overtime for the "Write proposal" task. By reviewing the Actual Overtime Work field, you can see that the assigned resources have reported 6 hours of actual overtime so far, with 2 hours each distributed across Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Actual Overtime Work (resource-timephased field)

Entry Type    Calculated

How Calculated    When you first add a resource, the Actual Overtime Work field contains zero. As the resource reports any actual overtime work on any assigned tasks, this overtime work is entered into the Actual Overtime Work field.

Best Uses    Add this field to the timephased portion of the Resource Usage view to see how the actual overtime work is spent on the resources' specific assignments. Use this field with the Actual Overtime Cost field to analyze overtime costs for resources. You can also review this information after the project is completed to help you plan costs and staffing for future projects.

Example    You need to see how much overtime Jamie has worked over the past week. By reviewing the Actual Overtime Work timephased field, you can see that Jamie has reported 3 hours of overtime per day over the past five days for all assigned tasks.

Actual Overtime Work (assignment-timephased field)

Entry Type    Calculated or entered

How Calculated    When you first assign a task to a resource, the Actual Overtime Work assignment field contains zero. As the assigned resource for the task reports any actual overtime work, it is entered into the Actual Overtime Work field, distributed over time.

Best Uses    Add the Actual Overtime Work field to the timephased portion of the Task Usage view to review or edit actual overtime information for assignments on specific tasks over a period of time. Add this field to the timephased portion of the Resource Usage view to review or edit actual overtime information for assignments to specific resources over a period of time. You can use this field in conjunction with the Actual Overtime Cost field while a task is in progress to see whether you're staying within your budget for overtime. You can also review this information after the task is completed to help you plan costs and staffing for future projects.

Example    Jamie is assigned to 10 hours of planned overtime for the "Write proposal" task. By reviewing the Actual Overtime Work field, you can see that Jamie has reported 6 hours of overtime so far, with 2 hours each distributed over Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Applies To: Project 2007, Project 2010, Project 2010 Standard, Project, Project 2013 Standard



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