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"Lead" / "Responsible" Resource if Multiple Resources Assign

"Lead" / "Responsible" Resource if Multiple Resources Assign

"Lead" / "Responsible" Resource if Multiple Resources Assign

Am I correct that MSProject does not allow you to specify which resource is the lead resource responsible for delivery when multiple resources are assigned to a task

The only ways I can get round this is:
a)To create a custom field called "Lead Resource" and enter the resource name or initials in it when multiple resources involved on task. Then I must ensure it is shown on reports so staff aware who is responsible (this must be manually maintained as it will stay set even if the resource is unassigned - you must amend it yourself)
b) Never allocate more than one resource to a task!!!
c) Define the Lead Resource in the Task Notes - but then I cannot extract all tasks for which a team member is the lead resource

Am I missing something or is this just a weakness of MSProject? I currently use the first option (a)because it is imperative that the task is not allowed to fall between several resources....

RE: "Lead" / "Responsible" Resource if Multiple Resources Assign

That sounds about right.  For the purposes of determining Earned Value, you probably need finer grain on assignments anyway.


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