Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Replacing a resource with someone less experienced, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
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- Say someone you assigned can't work on a task,…and the only person who's available isn't as experienced.…Chances are the new person is going to need more time…to get the job done.…In Project, you can replace a resource and change other…aspects of the assignment at the same time.…To see how this works, let's head to the task for…Roughing in HVAC.…When I look at this task, I've got Pearl Davenport…and Karyn Reese assigned to the task.…You can see that in the Resource Names column…and you can also see it in the Task Form…when I select the task up in the Gantt Chart.…
Well, it's Karyn Reese who isn't available to work…on the task.…Let's start by seeing who we can replace her with.…Now to make sure I'm in the Gantt Chart view…and the on the View tab, choose Resource Sheet.…Well, I want to see the resources who are working…in the HVAC group.…The easy way to do that is in the Group column.…Click the down arrow, turn off Select All,…and just turn on HVAC.…When you click OK, you see a filtered list.…
It's got the generic resource for HVAC contractor,…
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