Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning overtime, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- If you don't have other resources to throw at a project,…you might have to turn to Overtime to get work done.…In Project, there are a couple of ways…to work with Overtime.…In another movie, the Remove siding Task started a day late.…We don't want delays so early in the project…because that, we want to shorten the Task Duration…to get things back on track.…If people are salaried, or get paid the same amount…for every hour they work,…you don't have to use the Overtime work field in Project.…
All you have to do is increase a person's assignment units.…Let's head over to the Resource Sheet.…On the VIEW tab, I'm going to choose Resource Sheet,…then scroll down and find Calista Frazier.…She's one of the Resources assigned to the Task.…Now notice, we've got Maximum units of 100%.…The point here is you don't want to change Maximum units…here on the Resource Sheet…because that specifies the availability…for the entire project.…
Calista probably wouldn't be very happy with us…if we increased her Maximum units…for the entire length of the project.…
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