Each of the dialogs and forms discussed so far allow you to edit various aspects of assignment data. These give you quick access to bits of assignment data, based on which task or resource is selected. However, if you want to edit or view detailed information about a specific assignment, the Assignment Information dialog is the only place to see all the assignment data. This section uses the Usage views for accessing assignment information.
Editing General Assignment Information
Double-click on an assignment to bring up the Assignment Information dialog.
Edit the assignment Work value.
Adjust the Units value.
Edit the Assignment Start or Finish date.
Choose the Resource Cost Rate Table to be applied to this assignment.
Adjust the Work Contour for this assignment.
Click OK to close the dialog.
For Your Information
Work Contours allow you to tell Project how to distribute the Assignment Work value across the duration of the assignment. For example, the Flat contour spreads the work evenly, with each day getting the same amount of work. However, the Bell contour assigns small amounts of work during the early and late portions of the assignment duration, whereas the middle portion gets a much higher amount of the work. In a test project, try experimenting with the different contours to see whether the pattern of distribution will be useful for the type of projects your organization works on.
Editing Assignment Tracking Information
In a Usage view, double-click an assignment to bring up the Assignment Information dialog.
Click the Tracking tab.
Edit the Actual Work, Actual Start, and Actual Finish fields.
Edit Remaining Work or % Work Complete.
Click OK to save your changes.
Did You Know?
Editing both Actual Work and % Work Complete before clicking OK can cause the Assignment to change in ways you might not expect. The overall Assignment Work value could increase or decrease by large amounts without you intending for these changes. Beware of editing both fields at the same time.