Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Rescheduling assignments for when resources are available, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- When someone is over-allocated on more than…one task, one solution is to reschedule the tasks when…the resource has time to do the work.…In another movie, we made some changes that…created an over-allocation for Amos Hodge.…He's assigned to hang exterior doors and…install windows at the same time.…To see this in the timescale, I've got…"Hang exterior doors" selected.…On the Task tab over at the very right end,…click Scroll to Task.…
Now we can see the task bars.…Amos is assigned to both and they occur at the same time.…Well, let's reschedule the task to "Hang exterior doors".…On the Task tab, head over to the Tasks section.…The button that you want is Move.…When you click it, down at the bottom of the dropdown menu…there's a feature, "When Resources are Available".…That sounds like a likely candidate.…So go ahead and click that.…When you do, notice what happens with the…taskbar.…
Now there's a split in the taskbar and the work…that Amos is doing occurs after "Install windows" complete.…Before we call this done, let's switch over to…
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