Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning resources with effort-driven and non-effort-driven scheduling, part of Microsoft Project 2010 Essential Training.
- In Project, effort driven scheduling…means a task's total work stays the same…as you add or remove resources.…It's the norm because you often add resources…to get work done in a shorter duration.…But meetings are one common example…of tasks that don't use effort driven scheduling.…Meetings don't get shorter…when you add people to the attendee list.…In this case, the duration stays the same,…so the total work increases.…Let's take a look at how effort driven scheduling works.…
I'm gonna select the Identify physical requirements task.…It has a 20-day duration.…The project manager is assigned full time,…so the 20 days equates to 160 hours of work.…The Effort driven checkbox is turned on…so this task is set up to be effort driven.…I'm gonna add the Relo Assistant to this task,…and that's where effort driven kicks in.…I'm adding a resource to the task.…I select the blank Resource Name cell,…click the down arrow,…and choose Relo Assistant.…
Then I click OK.…What happens is Project assigns the Assistant full time,…and divides the 160 hours of work…
- Setting up projects and calendars
- Creating tasks and milestones
- Linking and timing tasks
- Setting up and assigning resources
- Understanding duration, work, and units
- Filtering and grouping items with views
- Adding tasks to a baseline
- Updating progress and costs
- Viewing project status
- Running reports
- Importing and exporting projects
Skill Level Beginner
1. Working with Project
2. Setting Up Project Files
3. Creating Tasks
4. Linking and Timing tasks
5. Creating Resources
6. Assigning Tasks to Resources
7. Working with Views
8. Fine-Tuning the Project Schedule
9. Tracking and Managing a Project
10. Viewing and Reporting Project Information
11. Sharing Projects
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