I am relatively new Project Scheduling/Management. I have been using Microsoft Project for about 6 months to schedule projects for the engineering dept. The IT dept came to me for some help in scheduling their projects.
The engineering schedule is very linear; Do Task A, then Task B, then Task C. Dependencies and progress are clear. Whereas, the IT dept is much more sporadic; I'll work half my day on Project A, doing tasks A and B, then leave it to compute, and do %25 of Project B and then %25 of Project C. The next day might focus entirely on Project B, with only %10 on Project A and C. With multiple projects happening at the same time I typically show a lot of overallocation and I have a difficult time representing progress.
My question is has anyone experienced something like this and do you have any tips/resources for how to reflect this working style in MPP?