Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Leveling resources, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
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- The level resources feature helps…you get rid of overallocations.…By adding delays and splits to resource assignments…you can level the entire project…or just the portions that are giving you the most trouble.…This project is an earlier version of the schedule…that still has several overallocations in it.…If you scroll down in the task list…you can see that there are several throughout the project.…Before we get to leveling let's…change to the leveling gant view.…I'm gonna head to the View tab…and then click the bottom half of hte Gant Chart button.…
Now, I don't see the leveling gant on this drop-down menu…but that doesn't matter because I can click More Views…and then in the More Views dialog box…find Leveling Gant, select it, and click Apply.…Now, I'm gonna select one of the tasks in this view…and then go to the Task tab,…and at the very right end click Scroll to Task.…You'll notice the taskbars look a bit…different than they do in a Gant Chart.…We'll talk about those in just a sec.…
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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