Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Scheduling part-time workers, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- When people work part time,…the easiest way to tell Project…about their schedules is with maximum units.…You simply set this field to the percentage…of a full week that someone works.…Suppose the plumber Rafael Osborn works 6 hour days.…That's 75% of a full work week.…On the view tab I'm going to click…resource sheet to go take a look.…I'm going to scroll down until I find Rafael on the list.…His maximum units are set to 100% right now…so that means a full work week…and we want to change that to 75%.…
I click the maximum units cell, type in 75 and press enter…and that changes his maximum units to 75%.…That means total allocation…that's more than 75% during a time period…is going to show up as overallocated.…Let's head back to the Gantt chart…to assign Rafael to tasks.…On the view tab, I can clip the top half…of the Gantt chart button.…I'm going to scroll down until I can see a task…that he works on, in this case, rough-in plumbing.…
In the resource name cell you can see he's already…assigned but I'm going to delete the assignment…
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