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I have a project that has 4 team members in the plan:

  • 2 developers @ 8 hours per day
  • 2 developers @ 4 hours per day

How can I configure that two of those dev can only work 4 hours per day but the other two can work 8 hours per day?

Also note: all 4 can do work each day, so I can't simply combine the two 1/2-time devs into a 3rd full-time dev. I need the concurrency of tasks when I auto-schedule

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In MS Project, first list down all your resources and their allocations. This can be done from View > Resource Sheet screen, for example like the screenshot given below:

MS Project Resource Sheet

Then assign tasks to the resources, for example:

MS Project Tasks

MS Project will automatically display that the resource is 50%.

Note that in the sample, Dev4 has been assigned 2 overlapping tasks. This means overallocation which is displayed in red color on the Resource Usage screen.

MS Project Resource Usage

I hope this will be of some help.

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  • Thanks! In your example on Dev4 being overbooked, is that because you have manually assigned those tasks with those dates? If you were to make Task5 have Task4 as a predecessor and auto-schedule them it would auto-calculate the right dates, right? Thanks again! – Mark Ursino Jun 14 '13 at 11:39
  • @MarkUrsino yes, that is right. I manually assigned those tasks with those dates to Dev4 to demonstrate that MS Project shows Dev4 as "Over Allocated". – Aziz Shaikh Jun 14 '13 at 12:42

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