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Multi resourec for one task

Multi resourec for one task

Multi resourec for one task

Hopefully simple scenario (MS Project 2007):-

I have one task which is a 7 day workshop. Resource 1 (£50/day) will be involved for the first 5 days & then the 2nd resource (£30/day) will be the last 2 days.
How can I enter this resource in days for each resource? I don't want to be entering 5/7's for resource 1 and 2/7's for resource 2 as a percentage as this isn't accurate for costing calculations. Can this be done and if so what is the task type?

Thanks for any help.

RE: Multi resourec for one task

Did you try to allocate hours of work to your ressources?

Cyril Guichard
Defense Program Manager

RE: Multi resourec for one task

MSP cannot time separate two resources assigned to the same task in time; MSP can only split the task between the two resources proportionally over the entire duration.  

So from a strict cash flow perspective, even if you got the right allocations, the time phase of the cash flow would not correct for this particular problem.


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RE: Multi resourec for one task

This can be done but it will take several steps:

Turn off effort-driven scheduling for the task and make it a fixed unit task.

Assign the each resource to the task for the number of hours that each resource will be assigned.  

Tooks --> Task Usage -- find the task

Both resources - change timescale on the right side of the screen to be per week/per day, tweek the number of hours to occur on the correct days.  each resource will carry their standard rate.   

This should work for you -- good luck  

Ellen Lehnert, PMP, MCT
Certified MS Project/MS Project Trainer

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