Questions tagged [resource-planning]

Resource Planning is a method for the effective planning of all variety of company's resources. Such resources may be people, funds, equipment, etc. On this site, Resource Planning usually means workforce of the people assigned to a certain project.

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What's the role of a Resource Manager in Agile?

The following exchange took place in the comments to an answer to another question How do I manage development with testing and get proper reporting in JIRA?, which seem to highlight a different ...
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Estimate date based on number of resources allocated to project

Is there any way to determine an estimated project date by number of resources allocated? I have set up all my tasks to automatic and effort driven and identified critical tasks and dependencies, but ...
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MS Project chart for multiple projects

I am a project manager and I use MS Project to manage multiple projects. I use a shared resource pool. I have been playing with the charts feature, in the resource file to try to get a chart showing a ...
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How to compete for resources with other project leaders

I handed over one of my projects to another project lead. Before that, I shared my resources more freely between my four projects, to ensure stress was bearable for all and milestones were met. I ...
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Time Period Task - MS Project [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to make a "time period" task. In the example project below, I have a project spread across three years with multiple tasks rolled up under one ...
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How to manage time and resources efficiently? [closed]

I am new to resource management and I wanted to improve the time management of my team in handling tasks/projects. Do you have best practice to follow on giving out tasks or on planning the resources ...
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Project Management for Website Agency - Change of Industries [closed]

I have a couple of years experience of project management in a particular industry. Covid-19 restrictions have hit it hard and I have been out of a job for the last 6 months. There is not going to be ...
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Project managment case on interview: Contingency resolution

I am getting ready for an interview for the role of project manager and came across an interesting case. How would you approach this case in an interview? Your team supports Google's internal service ...
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Jira Structure Resource Leveling uses random order

I am using Jira Structure with Gantt and trying to schedule tickets on the project with resource levelling. Instead of levelling one-by-one, it places first a ticket from the end of a structure, then ...
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MS-Projects -- Assigning a Resource group as resource

I am using MS Projects (desktop) and am wondering if it is possible to assign resources by the group they are designated under in the resource list. Essentially I would like to assign a team to a ...
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Auto allocate resources

Is there any way to make MS project choose the resources for tasks between candidates that I've given to it? I mean there are several people who can do a task but how many of them and which ones are ...
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Gantt chart with resource de-confliction

I like to use Gantt charts to model the time tasks will take and the dependencies of those tasks. For reference, I use GanttProject but I am not tied to it. One issue I've had, however, is handling ...
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Microsoft Project - Tasks do not split if a higher priority task "Leveling Can Split" is set to "No"

I have an issue where using "Priority, Standard" levelling that "Leveling Can Split" appears to stop lower priority tasks from splitting. I am trying to ensure that highest ...
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Effect of front-loading tasks on project schedule

Customer wanted to re-prioritize activities and move them up the schedule. This will result in some tasks being carried out in parallel. To avoid over-allocating my resources, we have recommended to ...
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How to resolve the resource overallocation when the resource is allocated with 200%

I have a project with 650 days of effort with 2 resources to work with. For both resource it is 8 hours per day. When I assign resource with 200% of allocation for all the task the resource is ...
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What is the standard approach to planning work that might or might not be needed based on certain circumstances?

I am wondering what the typical approach would be here: In a project, we are renewing old machines and therefore the new ones will need to be integrated into an older system. That might or might not ...
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How do you maintain proper resource leveling in MS Project after baseline since resource leveling shifts to maintain slack+leveling days?

Once you have created your schedule with all the known dependencies, leveled resource assignments, and proper baseline, how do you go about maintaining the leveling? Task A is a driver to task B. Task ...
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How to accurately communicate task priorities?

In my company, I am constantly struggling with how to accurately communicate the priorities of tasks. Some of the aspects of this are: Some tasks need to be done before a deadline, however, sometimes ...
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How to create a resource usage calendar across multiple Project Online projects

The division I work in has 3 PMs that share resources. We have a three fold need we're trying to engineer a solution for within the Microsoft Office ecosystem. We need to create a resource allocation ...
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How to cross project plan for enterprise resources, with leveling support in Microsoft Project Server

I'm using Microsoft Project Server on Sharepoint to manage project throughout the organization. I have some enterprise (work) resources, that are simultaneously active on multiple projects. The ...
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Decision making between alternatives: methods and tools?

My company is in this situation: low budget few time a lot of idea for new feature So, we need to prioritize feature implementation, only some will be implemented now, some other will be next year, ...
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MS Project, Resource Availability, Task Usage work hours

I've been using other tools for awhile and have to jump back into MS Project. I started a high level plan with tasks and resources, however, I'm having trouble remembering the specifics around Task ...
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How to assign 1 resource to a fixed work task where the resource has 50% availability for the first 2 days and then 100% availability after that?

I have a project that I am trying to schedule and am having a little difficulty. I am a MS project novice and will try to explain the problem in a simple example. I have 1 task which is fixed work. ...
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How can I calculate duration and price for the development of SW product?

How can I calculate the duration and price for the development of the C# software? Does exist any pattern or tools for that? I think the duration of the project can be about the 6 months, for one ...
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What is the report called that tells you whether a business venture is worth pursuing?

This report would be distinct from a market research report which helps a business understand something central or auxiliary component of their existing business. I'm referring to a report that helps ...
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Total cost increases every week,

I am using the MS project,i have noticed that the total cost column of the project increases every time i enter actual work. i am not sure why is that! could it be because some of the ressources are ...
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How to allocate a manager to many tasks that overlap

I have a project with a lot of work going on in different domains. Say one domain is Business Process. Each domain has a single manager, for example the Business Process manager. There are lots of ...
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Auto Scheduling in Microsoft Project Planning 2016 is not working as expected

I scheduled many tasks in the AUTO schedule, However, it is not taking/changing the dates once I link all the tasks. Due to that, I selected the start date manually which is resulting in a different ...
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How to execute a project with two resources where you need three resources?

Recently, I participated in a Project Manager interview and the following question were raised. What would be the correct answer for that? A software development project is needed three resources to ...
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How can I plan resources for maintenance after project?

My managers are asking, before green-lighting a new project, how much people (resources) will it take after the project is done, to maintain it. Ie: fix bugs, deploy new features on demand, adapt to ...
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MS Project Configuration - 80% allocation to project, max of 50% per task per day

I'm a newbie to MS Project here, so I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction, or tell me if I'm barking up the wrong tree. Is there a way to constrain a resource in MS Project ...
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MS Project resource graph across multiple projects

I am using MS Project to create Gantt charts for multiple projects. Each project consists of different resources but these resources are shared across all of these projects. Currently these resources ...
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How to divide a generic resource?

I am still new at using ms project Professional. My project has already assigned resources. For instance, let's take developers who together have a maximum effort of 200%, which means I have 2 ...
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ms project - delay a task due to unaviability of 1 resource

I want to schedule tasks using multiple resources. The work task is fixed and multiple resources are allocated to the tasks. I want to auto-schedule the tasks, however, when 1 resource is ...
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Is focusing on one project beneficial even when project priorities can't be quantified?

Small internal IT department that assists all of a company's departments. Each department has projects that each are 'priority 1' - the departments and executive team are unwilling to strictly ...
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Duration vs Work...Resource Overallocation Errors

I am fairly new to project so apologies up front...I have several tasks in my project plan which have a set duration; i.e. start and end dates/due dates, but the actual amount of time required for ...
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Determine to which task a resource is allocated on a particular day

Using a shared resource pool for several project plans (each plan is contained in a separate file), what is the simplest way of working out to which task a given resource is allocated on a particular ...
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About the claim that adding more developers to a team does not make delivery faster

Over the years, I have heard many times that adding more developers to a team does not make things faster. My opinion is that it's a question of management. If you can allocate one complex screen of a ...
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MS Project - Multi-year Inflation

I am managing a 3 year project in a country where the average annual inflation rate is 12%. Instead of going through every item and entering "+12%" into the cost rate table for each item, is there a ...
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How to avoid contention in resource management when delivery managers can access availability?

The setting is >500 people IT services. You can think of it as a staffing agency, we only do T&M, although we hire our consultants (we have a bench). We do not really mange projects, what delivery ...
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MSProject show main resource on Summary tasks

How can I show the main (resource with maximum hours) for Summary tasks. I suspect I would need to set a custom text field to show this, but how would I structure this? thanks
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I need project management experience to get into a project management role but no one will hire me. Can anyone help? [closed]

Good Afternoon All, My name is Edriss and I have acquired my certificate in Project Management from UC Berkeley on July 2017. I have been looking around the web to find an entry level role in project ...
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How to schedule back and front-end developers based on story points?

We are used to create multiple sub-tasks for each user story and provide each sub-task with an estimate in hours and assignee (back or front-end). With the following outcome: Total estimated time ...
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Customer is unable to plan his next month requests

I'm a junior PM in small software development company. I'm managing the development of an e-commerce platform for a customer (a big company) for which we make new developments every month. The ...
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Tracking resource allocation across multiple projects - GitHub?

I have an agile development team of 20-25, and we use GitHub (Enterprise) for repo, backlog etc and ZenHub for enhanced Kanban boards. I would like all members to be able to easily set their ...
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Ms project - assign different resources with different schedules to a task

I'm new at ms project and I have some questions. Let's suppose that I have a human resource named "T1" that works from 2 pm to 11 pm, and that we have a machine named "m1" that can be working all day....
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Resource planning and monitoring for multiple projects and teams

Good day, everyone! I am wondering are there any good practices and tools for resource planning and monitoring between multiple teams and multiple projects running at the same time by different ...
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Iron triangle question..how could extended scope only be mitigated by time?

I have read the following about the Iron trinagle: To add features to a product (scope), you could extend the deadline to make time for the new work (time) or add people to get it done faster (...
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Resource Planning Question

Does anyone know how to plan one resource in Project 2010 when the touch time for that resource for the task such as reviewing something is only 5 hours, but I am obligated to have the object in a ...
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list of all project documents? [closed]

Can someone list down all documents required for project management like planning document, risk management, time plan etc....