Join John Riopel for an in-depth discussion in this video Using different resources to shorten duration, part of Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
- Sometimes, when you're Crashing,…you may need to substitute a resource…for an existing one that you have in your Project file.…Gardener, on our task ID number 16, Close in roof,…needs to substitute for Ferrell,…so we're going to change this,…so we're going to put in our Crash Duration,…and Ferrell says they can get it done in 1.5 days,…at a cost of $600 so, as you can see,…we can save $240, in here,…and then they would like us to implement that,…so I'm going to select Ferrell instead of Gardener,…and I'm going to trim this down, in Duration,…to the 1.5 days, as we've previously identified…in our Crash Table.…
I'll press OK, and now I've implemented my Crashing,…or substituting that particular resource.…
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- Managing auto-scheduled tasks
- Checking task links
- Adding lag and buffers
- Fixing an incomplete critical path
- Setting a baseline
- Using lead and lag times
- Fast-tracking and crashing tasks
- Adding resources
- Executing the schedule