resource management

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Solving resource overallocation in MS Project

There are several ways to solve resource overallocation in MS Project (those resource has more work than its availability). Although many MS Project users are hesitant when it comes to using the leveling functionality to solve overallocation, it is possible...
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Analyzing variances of task and resource costs in MS Project

Analyzing variances of task and resource costs in MS Project With the report Cost Overruns (tab reports > custom > cost overruns) you can easily see the changes (compared to the baseline) and which tasks or resources became more expensive...
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How to read the reports Resource cost overview and cost overview of tasks?

The standard reports ‘Resource Cost Overview‘ and ‘Task Cost Overview’ provide useful graphs and a clear overview of the costs of the work in progress. To open the reports click: Tab ‘Report’ Select from the dropdown...
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Why is MS Project limited in displaying the resource critical path?

Why is MS Project limited in displaying the resource critical path? Possibly you have already realized that after adding resources, the Critical Path will not show as neatly as you might have hoped. Formatting the Critical Path to appear in red will...
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When to use the Resource usage and Task usage views?

Resource Usage is one of the assignment views, just like the view Task Usage. These views are basically the same, as they show e.g. hours/remaining availability per day per assignment. When to use the resource usage and the task usage views? Use these...
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What is the difference between Max Units, Assignment units and Peak units?

The difference between Max Units, Assignment units and Peak units? Units are not covered by a single field in MS Project. The following bullet points describe the meaning of the individual fields. Read them carefully because, for novice users, mixing...
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