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Best/Good Practice request: True up miscellaneous tasks
Looking for better practices than what I am currently doing.
On Tuesday, I expect to get something from the vendor. Usually that means end of day for planning purposes. I put that in the schedule as either a milestone (0 duration) or a full day task.
On Wednesday, Admin Albert needs to spend less than 2 hours on logging it or whatever.
After that, Engineer Erin can start working and we expect Erin to work at a normal pace and complete the task by the end of day Friday.
If I put 3 days in the duration for Erin, it shows up as ending 2 hours into Monday.
So I have to figure out why this is so and put in 22 hours (2d+6h) for duration or make the predecessor +6h or something else.
Albert is going to spend two hours on Wednesday, but they won't likely be the first task.
Erin is going to spend more than a day, less than 2 1/2 the rest of the week.
And I'd like to enter and maintain that more efficiently than it feels like I am doing.
Thanks for the input.