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MS Project - Resource help req

MS Project - Resource help req

MS Project - Resource help req


In Project how do you attach resources to a task ?
Example: One of my tasks involves draughting and checking. If I have the one task (Draughting of component) which will take 15 man-days draughting and 4 days Engineering checking. How do I assign those to it ? If I want to add more than one designer to it, (say 3 to reduce the time taken to 5 days) How do I do that ? Do I say my designer resources are 300%. Sorry if this is a bit simple, I am fine at laying out the plans (SS+3etc). but have never been involved with the resource allocation before.

RE: MS Project - Resource help req

You'll need to insert the "Work" and "Resource Name" columns.  The Work column contains the hours required for the task, while the other contains the resources.  You can use [50%] immediately after the name to only assign a 50% load.  Resources are separated by commas.  

Be careful when you make edits, sometimes Project will make assumptions about what you intend to do.  

When you reallocate resources, check the results in the resource usage table.  Project used to have a bug with reallocations.  If necessary, you might need to clear the resources and enter from scratch.


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