Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Replacing a resource who is no longer available, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- What if someone starts a task…but can't finish it due to illness…or being reassigned to a higher-priority project?…You can reassign that resource and project…even if work has already begun.…The task usage view is a great view…when you want to do these kinds of changes.…We have the task usage view already displayed…from another movie.…If you need to display it…you can go to the View Tab, or the Task tab…click the bottom half of the Gantt Chart button.…
If you see Task Usage in the drop-down menu…just click it to display it.…If you don't see it, you can choose more views…and then select it in the More Views dialog box.…Similarly, we also have the Task Details form displayed…in the Details pane, and this is a great view…for making assignment changes.…If you need to display that…go to the View tab, turn on the Details checkbox.…In the drop-down list, if you see Task Details form…select it there.…
If you don't, choose more views…select Task Details form in the View list, and click apply.…We're going to make some other changes to the view…
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