Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Replacing generic resources with named resources, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- If you initially assign generic resources to tasks,…you'll have to replace them eventually…with the people who actually do the work.…You can tell project if the named resources…are already commited to your project…or simply the ones you hope to get.…In this project, the Demolition tasks…have the crew assigned at 200%.…Let's start by replacing the crew with named resources.…To make that easier to do, I'm going to filter the task list…to only show the tasks that have the crew assigned.…
To the right of the Resource Names heading,…click the down arrow.…In the dropdown list,…turn off Select All.…We only want to see the tasks assigned to crew,…so turn on the Crew checkbox.…Then when you click OK…you get a short list of just the tasks assigned to the crew.…In this project there are five tasks…assigned to the crew.…Notice over in the indicators column…there are two red person indicators…that the tasks have overallocated resources.…
I'm going to turn on the assign resources dialgoue box,…and we're going to do some replacement…
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