1) What Are the Three Base Calendars Included in Ms Project and What Are the Default Values of Each?

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Name William Johnson

Answer the following questions (you may use MS Project Help):

1) What are the three base calendars included in MS Project and what are the default values of each?

Standard     The Standard base calendar is the default calendar for the project, and is the basis for resource calendars. This calendar reflects a traditional work schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., with an hour off for break.

24-Hours     The 24-Hours base calendar reflects a schedule with no nonworking time at all. The 24-Hours calendar can be used when resources and tasks are scheduled for different shifts around the clock, or when equipment resources work on tasks continuously.

Night Shift     The Night Shift base calendar reflects a graveyard shift schedule of Monday night through Saturday morning, 11:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M., with an hour off for break.

2) What is the difference between a base calendar and a resource calendar?

A base calendar defines the usual working and nonworking times and days, and exceptions, such as holidays, for the project or for a group of resources. You can select any base calendar as the project calendar or as the basis for a resource calendar. You can also apply a base calendar to tasks as a task calendar.

Resource calendars ensure that resources are scheduled only when they're available for work. They affect a specific resource or category of resources.

3) Why schedule one project meeting after completion of the last task, Test System?

This would be a final meeting to discuss the success or failure of the system test. If the test was successful, then all team members can be released from the project and given expectations as to where they will be next. If the test was a failure, the team meeting will allow discussion on how to proceed to address the issues that caused the failure.

4) Give an example of when you would assign a 24-hour calendar to a resource.