Resources are people, places, or things that can be allocated.

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Microsoft Project - view resources in hours not percentage

I had assigned resources to tasks in Microsoft Project gantt chart and I would like to see them in hours per resource, not percentages. I know that I can see hours in Resource Usage chart, but maybe ...
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Resource conflict handling

One of my friends, who is a project manager of an external product, is facing an interesting dilemma. He asked me a question and I thought I will post it to a wider audience... Their current project ...
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In resource allocation, how do you call the group of people that will be hired in the future?

In other words, in my "MS Project-like tool", I have teams with the people that I've already hired, and unassigned people mark as in the "bench" team. I'm looking for a placeholder team name to put ...
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How to handle being ignored by team member/resource

What are best practices/strategies for dealing with a team member that repeatedly ignores emails/phone calls and will not commit to new estimated completion dates on specific tasks?
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Who is responsible for people resourcing in a project?

The organization currently has ad-hoc processes regarding the resourcing of people. This becomes a challenge especially if there are the same people across multiple projects. There isn't a resource ...
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Assign exactly one of two resources to a task in project plan

There's a team contributing to my project, call it Team A. Team A is responsible for 200 tasks out of my yearlong, 800-task project. Each of these tasks requires one week to complete. I don't care ...
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How do I allocate licence time as a limited resource in MS project?

I have a problem with allocation of licenses. The work to be done requires a software license that must be shared between my project and several others. This means that I only have that resource for a ...
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MS Project Overallocation

MS Project seems to take a task and calculate per day work by dividing total work by duration. In the schedule I am working on, each resource is available for 10 hours per day, but MS Project doesn't ...
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MS Project 2013 - How to schedule a 6 hr work week maximum

I am working on a project with over 800 tasks and each task can take anywhere between 10 mins-3 hrs. I am assigning people (team of 10) to do tasks but each person can only be assigned for a maximum ...
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How to get resource usage report within tasks at specific level&

Assume, I have following task structure: Project Stage 1 Task1 Task2 Stage2 Task3 Task4 I have resouces Res1 and Res2 assigned to tasks. I need to know how much each resorce ...
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Setting Up Infrastructure for Managing a Distributed team

I'm in the unenviable position of creating a team that will be distributed for a minimum of 3 months and up to a year. The team includes 4 now, but may increase to up to 7 before we manage to relocate ...
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Using MS Project to represent software license expiration as a resource that stops on a certain date

I have a requirement MS Project was probably not intended for, but maybe there is a tricky way to do this. We have a lot of "resources" that are really software licenses. For example, if our license ...
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Inactive resources

How can I make a resource appear 'Inactive'? I see the 'Inactive' button on the 'Resource information', however it's disabled. I have a resource that's been working on a project, but is no longer in ...
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How to allocate resources across projects with equal priority

Real Situation: you are the project manager for a small company, you have one senior developer and one junior developer. You have a big client (accounting for about 50% of company sales) breathing ...
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MSProject: How to set up different resource availability for different workdays?

I need to set up a resource with the following availability in MS Project: Mon 50% Tue 50% Wed 100% Thu 50% Fri 0% Is this possible? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you Laszlo
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Create resource dependencies in MS project 2010

e.g. I have a task that has to be fulfilled by two persons, but person B cannot start before person A has finished his part of the task. How do I scedule this in MS project 2010 without having to ...
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How to divide work unevenly between resources in MS Project

I'd like to divide a task between resources at different usage levels to get the shortest duration for the task. For Example Task A : 80 hrs work Resource 1: 100% Resource 2: 50% I want this to ...
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Working with a Shared Resource Pool and project plan revisions

We have a practice of saving a copy of our project plan with the status date in the filename every time we update status. This messes up the shared resource pool, because the resource pool now thinks ...
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what is resources in gantt chart for IT project

I want to schedule tasks using the Gantt chart. The project is developing a Web application. I was stuck in the selection of resources for each task; knowing the developer for these tasks is only one ...
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What's the rational behind dehumanizing people and calling them “resources” in project management?

I'm a software developer. One thing I learned about this a long time ago is that no two developers are the same (experience, skills, etc.). What I learned about project management is that it's ...
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In MS Project, can I create a task whose duration depends on two milestones?

I want to show an ongoing "support" task in MS Project, where the start date is driven by one milestone (test environment available), and the end date is set by another milestone (testing complete). I ...
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How can I visually represent interdependant resources?

This one may be tricky to explain, but here's the use case. Our organization aims to reduce the amount of "time-stealing" by other staff. We want to eventually see this visual indicator show less ...
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Are employee's pay factored into costs for project?

Here's my story. I started working for a new company as an interface developer, with a small team of 3, for a semi-large laboratory 2 weeks ago. When I came into the department all of their projects ...
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How Can I Apply My Software Project Management Skills to a Hardware Project?

I've been working in project management in software for a couple years now and loving it, but I'm now going to be transitioning over to a large project that's mostly hardware (still IT). I feel like ...
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Should a project Manager include his own cost when costing a project?

Should a project Manager include his own cost when costing a project? I have included the cost of resources I have hired to work on the project, but should I include my own cost to the business in the ...
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How to evaluate suppliers of resources?

I have had to hire a large number of temporary resources as part of a project. These resources were provided by third party professional services organisations, and were required to work alongside my ...
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Resources for Scrum [closed]

I'm looking for resources for Scrum. Online resources would be particulary suited, but I'm ready to consider books. There is much material available, and I have to say it's hard to choose the good ...