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Balancing Resources with less than 100% in MS Project

Balancing Resources with less than 100% in MS Project

Balancing Resources with less than 100% in MS Project

Hi everybody,

I am trying to do the following with MS Project 2000:

Task "Coaching" and "Work" are both handled by the Resource R1. As "Coaching" is a coaching task, R1 does not work with 100% on it. Instead, it is only assigned with 20% to this task. "Work" is a normal work task, R1 can work on with its complete remaining time.

If I define these both tasks and assign R1 with 20% to "Coaching" and with 100% to "Work" MS Project does not let "Work" begin before "Coaching" is finished, because it seems to wait until R1 is available to 100%.

What I wanted MS Project to do automatically is: Start "Work" in parallel and let R1 work with 80% on it until "Coaching" is finished. After that R1 should be work to 100% on "Work".

Can this somehow be accomplished? If this is not automatically possible, I would have to split up "Work" and manually assign R1 to 80% on the first portion and 100% on the second one. It is the manual interaction I want to avoid!

Thanks a lot in advance.

--- Matthias

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