Learn how to assign skill sets to resources.
- [Narrator] Assigning skillsets to both generic…and named resources makes it easy to compare…estimated workloads in proposed projects…to your team's availability.…A custom field with a lookup table…simplifies filling in skillset values.…Now the first thing I want to tell you is…the ultimate goal is to get the skillset values…into the group field.…And that's because the group field…is the only resource field that you can see in a task view.…
And that comes in handy…when we're assigning resources to tasks…and we want to see the demand for a particular skillset.…The thing is the group field you would have…to type in those skillsets in every single cell.…So what we're going to do is…we're going to create a custom field…with a lookup table.…So let's a head to the project tab…and click custom fields.…And I'm going to use Text25.…So I select that in the list.…
And then I'll click the Rename button…and we'll call this Skillset.…Now that I have the field renamed,…beneath the box I'm going to click the Lookup button…to open up the Edit Lookup Table for Skillset dialogue box.…
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- Recall how to define custom fields to create a risk score for a project.
- Explain the advantages of using generic resources.
- Recognize the steps to take to determine resource availability for a project.
- Explain how to view a schedule based on project priority.
- Identify the importance of changing a project portfolio’s status from Active to Complete.
- Determine how to create a report that shows active and backlog projects.