I have the following situation in my organization:
Some developers are assigned to Project A. Since this project is currently in the final stage of maintenance (bug corrections, etc.) their involvement in this project declines over time (for example: in February 80%, in March 60%, in April 40%, etc.).
In parallel, I'm planning another Project B, and I would like to be able to do some rough planning of tasks in this project for these developers, taking into account their involvement in Project A.
So for example, Person A is available for 50% in first 5 days of February so when I plan a task that takes 5 working days to complete and starts on the 1st working day of February, MS Project should plan that the completion date of this task will be 8th working day of February.
Unfortunately, it seems like MS Project 2007 doesn't allow for that. I tried to configure "Resource availability" on "Resource sheet" (February 20%, in March 40%, in April 60%, etc.); however, when I create the task, enter "Work" parameter and assign it to a person with variable "Resource availability" configured, it seems like it is not taken into account.
Can anybody confirm whether there is a way in MS Project to achieve the desired outcome?