How Duration Types Work With MS Project
There are has 4 duration types available in Workfront: Simple, Effort Driven, Calculated Work and Calculated Assignment.
These duration types are not recognized by MS Project. Currently MS Project has 3 task types: Fixed Units, Fixed Work and Fixed Duration.
The following should be considered:
- When exporting to MS project, Effort Driven tasks will get the type Fixed Work, all the others - Fixed Units
- When importing from an MS project, Fixed Units type will get the duration type Effort Driven, all the others - get the default duration type.
When Calculated Work is used on a task and the default duration type in Setup is Calculated Assignment, then while importing MS Project assignment allocations will be lost.