Set up and manage projects with a limited supply of resources (people or equipment) with Microsoft Project. Learn to assign resources, find overallocations, substitute resources, and track project progress.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Bonnie Biafore. Welcome to Managing a Resource Constrained Project with Microsoft Project. This course focuses on planning and managing your schedule when you have a limited supply of people or equipment. In this course, a small construction company is managing a house remodel project using its small team of workers. Planning kicks off with a resource plan to see if the project is feasible for the company after passing that hurdle, we'll explore several techniques for transforming the initial resource plan into a project schedule with people assigned to tasks.
We'll look at replacing resources to resolve different problems. I'll also show you how to eliminate over allocations by extending task duration, adding resources and delaying tasks. If you're tired of waiting for a horde of cyborgs to bail you out, don't delay, let's get started with Managing a Resource Constrained Project with Microsoft Project.
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