Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Replacing overallocated resources, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules.
Another way to balance workloads is to reassign work to others who have more …time available. If you have someone who's over-allocated, …and you have someone available with the proper skills, this can be a good way to …reduce their workload without lengthening the project. …First, look at the people who are over allocated on your project. …Then determine whether you can find people with the same skills to take on …some of the over allocated assignments. Depending on the constraints on your …project or your company, you can consider other employees, contractors or third …party vendors. If you find people with the right skills …who are available at the right time. Go ahead and start the procurement …process as soon as you can. Once you're sure you have the …replacements lined up, change your schedule to reassign the over allocated work.…
Then, let your over-allocated resource know you've gotten them some help. …The upside to this approach is significant. …The work you reassign occurs when it was originally scheduled. …
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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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