Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning resources that are available, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules (2013).
Task duration, work and resource availability are intertwined. …Which means that resource assignments are the final piece of the task scheduling puzzle. …For many projects, the people assigned to your team aren't identified until …planning is well under way. So you have to build your initial …schedule based on some guesses, like how many resources are available and their …level of experience. To handle this situation, start by …assigning resources only by the roles or skills required.…
For the sample project, some roles and skills include Training lead, Instruction …designer and content developer. How you assign these generic resources, …depends on how you estimate your tasks. If you estimate hours or days of work, …assign the number of resources you expect to get, then you can calculate the task duration. …If you estimate the task duration instead, assign the number of resources …you'll need to finish in that duration. In this case, the number of resources is …based on an average level of experience or skill.…
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- Identifying the work that needs to be done
- Adding milestones
- Delaying or overlapping tasks with lag and lead time
- Assigning resources
- Balancing workloads
- Adding buffers and baselines to the schedule
- Uncovering and correcting out schedule problems<br><br>
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Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Sequencing Tasks
3. Assigning Resources to Tasks
4. Planning to Balance Workloads
5. Optimizing Schedules
6. Managing Schedules
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