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After you create the resources that Project uses to tally your project costs,
you need to manage the workflow for any resource that has limited time
availability for your project. You create resources that are available so many
hours per day and so many days per week. For example, one person might be
available 50% of the time, or 20 hours in a 40 hour workweek, while another
might be available full time (40 hours). When you assign those kinds of
resources to your project, you can use various views, reports, and tools to
see whether any resource is overbooked at any point during your project.
You can also see whether people are sitting around twiddling their thumbs
when they might be available to help out on another task. You can even
account for resources that work on multiple projects across your
organization and make sure that they’re being used efficiently. Views such as
Resource Usage view (as shown in Figure 7-2) help you visualize resource
working time in your project.
Finally, you need to understand that the number of resources you assign to
work on a task will usually have an effect on the duration of that task. In other
words, if you have a certain amount of work to perform but few people to do
that work, a typical task takes longer to finish than if you had scads of folks.
The task type determines whether a task’s duration changes based on the
number of resources assigned to it. Take a look at Chapter 4 for more about
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