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Ressource allocation in MS Project

Ressource allocation in MS Project

Ressource allocation in MS Project

I have a problem with the following situation:

4 project members. Each has different calendars reflecting holiday etc. When I allocate these people as resources to a task I do the following:
1) specify the amount for work for the task in the work column.
2) Add the resources and for each of them specifying the number of units of participation.

MS Project is then calculating the duration witch is what I want it to do. The problem is the way the calculation is made. If I add all the resources at once and then press OK, the amount of work is split equally between the resources i.e. all resources get the same amount of work. If one person is on holiday the duration of the task is extended. I want it to calculate the duration, so that the task is finished as fast as possible with the resources available. How can I do that?

Any help is greatly appreciated.



RE: Ressource allocation in MS Project

I don't see any obvious way for Project to do this.  The work allocation appears to always be TotalWork/TotalResources, regardless of non-working time or utilization factors.

My only suggestion is that you make use of the Resource Usage View to keep tabs on your resources and manually rebalance


RE: Ressource allocation in MS Project

Sound to me as though you need to make the tasks Fixed Duration/Not effort driven.

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