Learn to review demand and availability for each skill set.
- [Instructor] Once you add estimated work hours…to assigned resources,…you can see the resource demand…generated by active projects.…Comparing that demand to resource availability…helps you determine whether you have enough resources…to perform all the projects.…So let's set up a view…so that we can see the demand by skill set…and that turns out to be a Resource Usage view.…On the Task tab,…click the bottom half of the Gantt Chart button…and on the drop down menu, you want to choose Resource Usage.…
The Resource Usage view summarizes the assignments…for each resource.…So here we have a summary row…for the generic resource, Project Manager…and then the assignments to the different projects…appear beneath that resource.…The thing is we want to see the demand by skill set,…not individual resources.…So we can group this view by skill set.…Now, if you remember back that we set up the group field…which is a resource field to be our skill sets…so let's group by that field.…
We're going to head over to the View tab,…in the Data Section, click the down arrow…
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- Recall how to define custom fields to create a risk score for a project.
- Explain the advantages of using generic resources.
- Recognize the steps to take to determine resource availability for a project.
- Explain how to view a schedule based on project priority.
- Identify the importance of changing a project portfolio’s status from Active to Complete.
- Determine how to create a report that shows active and backlog projects.