Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the project scenario, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- A small construction company is bidding on a house remodel project. The management team wants to know whether the company has enough resources to complete the project on the client's schedule. Based on resource workloads, the management team and the customer both give go-ahead for the project. The limited number of employees might effect how long the project takes. For a few skill sets, the company might have only one person for the job, such as the backhoe operator.
If that person is working on another project, or gets sick, solutions for resolving resource issues are limited. Fortunately, the company has more than one resource for most skill sets, which means more options for handling resource issues.
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