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Examining resource allocations over time
These states of allocation apply to work resources. Cost and material resources do not do
work; therefore, their assignments are not subject to allocation issues.
In Project, a resource’s capacity to work is measured in units; the maximum capacity of a
given resource is called maximum units (labeled Max. Units in Project). Units are measured
either as numbers (such as three units) or as a percentage (such as 300% units).
The scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, the new children’s book plan is developed to the point
that you’re ready to closely examine resource assignments and overallocation issues. You’ll
begin with Carole Poland.
In this exercise, you look at resource allocations and focus on a resource who is
overallocated.
SET UP You need the Advanced Plan_Start file located in your Chapter12 practice
file folder to complete this exercise. Open the Advanced Plan_Start file, and save it as
Advanced Plan.
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On the View tab, in the Resource Views group, click Resource Usage .
The Resource Usage view appears.
On the left side of the view is a table (the Usage table, by default) that shows
assignments grouped per resource, the total work assigned to each resource, and
each assignment’s work. This information is organized into an outline that you can
expand or collapse.
The right side of the view contains assignment details (work, by default) arranged on
a timescale. You can horizontally scroll the timescale to see different time periods.
You can also change the tiers on the timescale to display data in units of weeks, days,
hours, and so on.
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