Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Tracking down overallocation details, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- In another movie, we identified…overallocated resources and the tasks involved.…Now, it's time to dig deeper…to examine those troublesome assignments.…We're going to use the Task Usage view…to look at tasks and assignments.…On the View tab, click the Task Usage button.…This view has a table on the left-hand side…that shows tasks and the assignments.…The table still has an indicators column,…so we can still see the overallocated indicators…for the tasks that have overallocated resources.…
On the right side, there's a time-phased grid.…I've got an assignment selected,…so let's head to the Task tab,…and go over to the very right end of the ribbon,…and click Scroll to Task.…That way, I can see the hours for each day,…or whatever time period is in this time-phased grid.…We've got Calista Frazier selected…in the assignment for this task.…Now let's go back to the View tab,…and turn on the Details check box,…but instead of the Task form,…I want to look at the Resource graph,…so I'm going to click the down arrow…and choose Resource Graph on the drop-down menu.…
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