Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Fine-tuning the schedule for resources, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules (2013).
After you assign people the tasks in your project, you have to make sure that you …aren't asking team members to do too much at once. …Several methods for balancing workloads help you keep assignments in line with …team member's availability. The first method for balancing workloads …is to extend the length of the assignments. …This approach makes the project longer of course, but resources are often in short …supply, so this is almost always the first move toward making your project …schedule really work. There are methods we'll discuss shortly …for bringing the project finish date back in.…
The second method for balancing work loads is delaying some assignment so that …people could work on one assignment after the other. …When people work on several assignments at the same time, they can end up with …too much to do all at once. Switching focus between too many …simultaneous assignments can also hurt their productivity. …The third method for balancing workloads is to reassign work from over-allocated …
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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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