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is over. For example, a resource with a standard eight-hour-day calendar who
puts in ten hours on a one-day task will be charged by Project with eight
hours at the standard rate and two hours at the overtime rate.
To enter an overtime rate for a resource, follow this procedure:
1. Display Resource Sheet view.
2. Click the Ovt. Rate column for the resource.
3. Type an amount.
4. Press Enter.
The entry is saved.
It’s an Availability Thing
Lots of Project features deal with resources — in particular, helping you
spot resource overallocation. Overallocation is a calculation involving the
resource’s calendar and availability.
So, consider Monica Melendez, an engineer who works a standard, eight-hour
day based on her calendar. Monica is assigned to the Write Final Report task
at 50 percent of her availability and to the Create Design Specs task — which
occurs at the same time as the report task — at 100 percent of her
availability. Monica is now working at 150 percent of her availability, or 12 hours per
day. Poor Monica is overbooked.
By default, a resource is assigned to a task at 100 percent availability, but you
can modify that if you know a resource will be assigned to several tasks and
is likely to put in only part of that person’s time over the course of a task.
Setting availability
Availability is easier to estimate for some resources than for others. A
manager isn’t likely to give an entire day over to any single task because he has to
deal with all the people who report to him, or she has to sign authorizations,
go to meetings concerning various projects, work on budgets, and so on.
With a production worker, it might be simpler to pin down availability to a
single task: If one manufacturing job is going through the line for three days
and one person is working on the line all that time, it’s closer to the mark to
say that he or she is working on that task full-time.
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