As it is very common in the industry, each person tackles several tasks at once; however, when you define a start and end dates, MS project forces you to choose DAYS.
**For example:** Task1Project1 (0.5 day) start: Jan 1, End: March1 Task1Project2 (0.3 day) start Jan 1, End: Feb 1 Support (0.2 day). Start Jan 1, End Dec 31
When you put this in MS Project, it automatically assigns FULL day for each task… which is quite annoying. So two things happen: either you always end up with OVERALLOCATION (which is not true) or it tries to push away your timeline if you try to rectify it.
I know that one alternate is to use hours, but that’s very difficult for me to manage. There are many continuous tasks for me to manage and all we have is really start and end dates. Is there a smart solution to resolve this problem without using hours?