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There are tools that exist that that can produce the kind of charts you are trying to create from MS Project. Here's one You should know that using shared resource pools in MS Project can be very dangerous. In the words of Rod Gill (MS Project expert and Microsoft MVP): WARNING: linked files are VERY susceptible to file corruption. If you ever rename, move, ...


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If you are competing for resources, it is because you have not agreed with the other project lead what the split of resources should be. Your project documentation should define your resource requirements, including the finances, the equipment, and the people. If that isn't the case, then you have a hole in your documentation, so a first step might be to fix ...


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There should be a decision authority, like a steering committee, who allocates resources to programs and projects within its scope. If you're a project leader of a few of them, your task is to build a case for what you need. That same authority would also handle and provide solutions for those who are trying to consume more than what was allowed. You need to ...


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How to successfully compete with other project leads for valuable resources? You don't. Resources (including people, who are not resources) should be managed based on company's interests (not business priorities, because they may differ). Granted, business priorities is one of the dimensions to consider. Unlike resources, however, people have aspirations. ...


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