Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning contractors to offload work from overallocated resources, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- Your team might be stretched to the max,…but your client still cares when the project finishes.…One way to eliminate overallocations…without lengthening the schedule…is to hire contractors to do some of the work.…One downside though, it could be…that the contractors cost more than your in-house folks.…To see how this might work, I'm going to head down…to the tasks that the carpenters are working on.…Hang exterior doors, install windows, and install siding.…I'm going to select the first one of those tasks,…and then I'm going to head to the task tab,…go to the very right end, and click scroll to task…so I can see the task bars and the time scale.…
Yep, that's where the over-allocations come from.…The carpenters are working on all three of these tasks,…and they're all scheduled at the same time.…But Jordan is working on hanging exterior doors,…while April and Amos are working on installing windows.…The problem comes into play with install siding,…which all three are working on.…Well, what if we could get a contractor…
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