FAQCategory: TasksHow can I change a task’s duration?

How can I change a task’s duration?

1 Answers

To change a task’s duration at any time to reflect the actual amount of time it needs:

  1. Go to the Gantt Chart View.
  2. In the Duration column for the task, type the duration in minutes (m), hours (h), days (d), weeks (w), or months (mo).
  3. If the new duration is an estimate, type a question mark (?) after it.
  4. Press Enter.

Be careful about changing a duration by using the Start and Finish columns, especially for linked tasks or automatically scheduled tasks. Your changes might conflict with the task dependencies or task constraints Project is tracking, which can throw a carefully constructed schedule off track.