Resource assignments are made up of three variables. duration, work, and resource availability. You can juggle these to meet schedule objectives or resolve scheduling issues. Learn what makes up duration, work, and resource availability and how they affect each other in project schedules.
- [Instructor] Resource assignments are made up…of three variables,…duration, work, and resource availability,…sometimes called units.…You can juggle these to meet schedule objectives…or resolve scheduling issues.…Duration is the length of an activity…from its start to its finish.…Work, also called effort, represents the person-hours…it takes to complete the activity.…Resource availability or units represent the amount…of time someone has allocated to work on an activity.…
The relationship between these three variables can…be expressed as an equation.…Duration is equal to work divided by resource units.…Like any equation,…you can change any two of the three variables,…but not all three.…To see how this equation works,…let's start with an activity estimated…at eight hours of work.…If the person assigned is available full-time,…the activity should be done after eight hours.…
The duration is also eight hours or one work day.…Most of the time, an activity's work stays the same.…Playing with resource assignments boils down…
Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.
- Developing a schedule management plan
- Identifying project activities
- Adding milestones
- Organizing work
- Estimating duration and work
- Handling lag in dependencies
- Defining resources
- Assigning resources to activities
- Working with part-time and remote workers
- Fine-tuning assignments
- Optimizing schedules
- Managing and changing schedules
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Organizing Activities
3. Sequencing Activities
4. Assigning Resources to Tasks
5. Fine-Tuning Assignments
6. Optimizing Schedules
Baseline the schedule2m 12s
7. Managing Schedules
Next steps2m 33s
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