MS Project Master Project Resource Allocation


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lisalp

I have seen similar threads but have not found my specific quest. I a
an R&D Product Development Manager with a request from our VP to provid
a Resource Allocation Report (generated from MSP 2007)that contains
row for each of our department resources (personnel) and a column fo
each project with sum totals. This would generate a single repor
conveying the total resources allocated for each project (column total
and each individual's allocation (row total) for a specific timefram
(month, quarter, etc.).
Is this possible to generate from MSP 2007 with a Master Project fil
correlated to a Master Resource Pool?
I can not seem to display that for Feb., as an example (or any othe
timeframe or total project), "Joe" has 10 days allocated to Project
and 5 days to Project B, and "Jill" has 5 days to Project A and 5 day
into Project B. With the report requested it would be obvious tha
Project A and B would utilize the projects would utilize 15 and 1
days, respectively and that "Joe" and "Jill" are allocated for 15 and 1
days, respectively.
I don't mind exporting into Excel (2003), if I have the correct data t
further manipulate via macro or any other means. My attempts thus fa
have ended up with a Task Usage table that breaks down resources int
"tasks" from projects (even with a project column and numerous attempt
to group by task) and does not summarize "projects".
Can anyone shed light on this dilemma
 
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Sai

I have seen similar threads but have not found my specific quest.  I am
an R&D Product Development Manager with a request from our VP to provide
a Resource Allocation Report (generated from MSP 2007)that contains a
row for each of our department resources (personnel) and a column for
each project with sum totals.  This would generate a single report
conveying the total resources allocated for each project (column total)
and each individual's allocation (row total) for a specific timeframe
(month, quarter, etc.).
Is this possible to generate from MSP 2007 with a Master Project file
correlated to a Master Resource Pool?  
I can not seem to display that for Feb., as an example (or any other
timeframe or total project), "Joe" has 10 days allocated to Project A
and 5 days to Project B, and "Jill" has 5 days to Project A and 5 days
into Project B.  With the report requested it would be obvious that
Project A and B would utilize the projects would utilize  15 and 10
days, respectively and that "Joe" and "Jill" are allocated for 15 and 10
days, respectively.  
I don't mind exporting into Excel (2003), if I have the correct data to
further manipulate via macro or any other means.  My attempts thus far
have ended up with a Task Usage table that breaks down resources into
"tasks" from projects (even with a project column and numerous attempts
to group by task) and does not summarize "projects".
Can anyone shed light on this dilemma?

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Hi Lisalp -

I understand your reporting requirement is to have a cross-tab report
with resource names in rows and project names in columns with the
resource allocation in intersection.

Cross tab reports in Project doesn't allow the columns to be other
than time; but your requirement is to project names in columns.

So, I suggest you customize the resource usage view to have the
project field and grouped. Now the steps:
1. Open your resource pool (which will prompt to open the linked
schedules).
2. Change your view to Resource usage and select Project | Group by |
Custom Group by ...
3. In Custom Group by window, choose ID in the first level, then
Project in the second level and ensure Field type is Assignment for
Project (2nd level)
4. Now the resource usage view should have grouped by resources, and
by project in level in the next level.

Now, you can copy the contents to excel and use it.

- Sai, PMP, PMI-SP, MCT, MCTS
http://saipower.wordpress.com
 

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