Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Using resource calendars to specify when resources are available, part of Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project.
What if resources have days…that they do or don't work?…When you set up calendars for resources,…to define their working days and times,…Project automatically schedules tasks…to match people's work schedules.…In this project, we're going to look…at the task backfill foundation.…It's scheduled for February 9th and 10th,…and it's assigned to Gretchen Harding.…She's one of the backhoe operators.…Well let's say that Gretchen has a particular day off,…and we want to set up the resource calendar to show that.…
We're going to head to the project tab…and click change working time.…In the four calendar box, it says standard,…and in parenthesis, project calendar.…That's the standard calendar…that applies to the entire project.…We want to change the calendar specifically…for Gretchen Harding.…Click the down arrow and find her name in the list.…When you click it, it shows her calendar.…Now initially, her calendar is the same…as the project calendar.…What we're going to do now is add…that particular day off just for her.…
If you need to, click the exceptions tab down…
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