Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding resources to handle extra work, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- Just when you think you're almost done…you realize there's more work required to complete a task.…If you have other people who can pitch in…you can assign them to the task.…If you don't, you might decide to add the extra work…to the resources who are already assigned.…Let's take a look at the task Hang exterior doors.…Jordan Hinton is assigned,…it's a one day task,…he's working full-time…so the work is eight hours.…
But this task is going to take some extra hours.…The first thing that we want to do in the task form,…notice that Effort driven is turned on.…This setting means that the total work stays the same…and that's not what we want…because we want to add work to this task,…so let's turn off that check box.…The next thing we're going to do…is we're going to add a resource…to help with the extra work.…In the task form I'm going to select…the first blank Resource Name cell…and I want to assign Amos Hodge,…so I click the down arrow,…find his name in the list, and select it.…
I don't have to bother filling in units,…
Taught by expert project manager Bonnie Biafore, this course first shows how to create a resource plan to see if a project is feasible given the available resources. Then learn how to schedule project resources, assign them to tasks, check for overallocations, and resolve issues with techniques like substituting resources and extending and delaying tasks. Once the plan is established and work is ready to start, Bonnie shows how to execute the schedule by setting a baseline, entering actuals for the project, and recording overtime.
Note: This course was designed in collaboration with author John Riopel.
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- Developing a project resource plan
- Replacing and substituting resources
- Tracking down overallocations
- Assigning contractors to offload work
- Adding resources
- Leveling resources
- Recording project progress
- Assigning overtime