Are your Resources Underused or Overallocated?

Have you ever booked a tradesman for a job at the same time as another?

Or do you know if staff are available when you want them?

MS Project makes it easy for you to see if you have over booked your staff.

The best approach to take is to assign people to tasks as you work down your tasklist and allocate the resources required for each task, not considering if that resource is already allocated elsewhere in your program. The functionality of Levelling in MS Project will identify whether you have resource overallocation issues or not.

Once you assign all your resources to the tasks, take a look at your Resource Sheet and ascertain which resources are overallocated. You could use the Levelling function in MS Project to provide you with one possible solution to the resource overallocation.

The Levelling function is simply the moving or delaying of tasks to eliminate the resource overallocation. However, you have the option to assign other resources or find another solution.

You will learn a single and effective approach to assigning resources to tasks and how to effectively use the software to resolve resource overallocation. Check out our next MS Project Training course.