Resource Loading


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CarliC

I am brand new to having to load a schedule with resources.

I work in construction and have built a very large schedule in projects, the
client has now asked that I "resource load" this.

I have over 100 tasks to complete and I need to find out how I can load each
task by quantity if possible.

I.e.: Task 10 - Topsoil Stripping... I will need 1 foreman, 10 operators
and 6 laboures working 3 days to complete this task plus all relevant
equipment.

Can anyone tell me the best way to enter this without having to enter
"operator" 10 times over for each task so that projects accounts for it?

Please help, stressed and under a tight deadline.

Thanks,

Carli
 
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Andrew Lavinsky

Here's how I'd do it. First, navigate to the Resource Sheet and add the
resource roles that you need (operator, etc.)...then:

1) Set the Task Type to Fixed Duration for all tasks
2) Turn off Effort Driven on all Tasks
3) Go to Tools > Options > Schedule and Show Assignment Units as a Decimal
(this means you can enter 10 operators and not 1000% operators)
4) On the Gantt Chart, click on the Assign Resources Button (or Alt-F10)
to show the Assign Resources box
5) Click on each task in turn, assign operator (or whatever) at a units of
10. This will assign 10 operators to the task. Note that you don't have
to click the dialog box closed, but can select new tasks while the box is
open.

Note that I am assuming you're tracking schedule but not man-hours - and
you're just resource loading to get a feel for which team is working on what...

- Andrew Lavinsky
Blog: http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/epm
 
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Prasad

I am brand new to having to load a schedule with resources.

I work in construction and have built a very large schedule in projects, the
client has now asked that I "resource load" this.

I have over 100 tasks to complete and I need to find out how I can load each
task by quantity if possible.

I.e.:  Task 10 - Topsoil Stripping... I will need 1 foreman, 10 operators
and 6 laboures working 3 days to complete this task plus all relevant
equipment.

Can anyone tell me the best way to enter this without having to enter
"operator" 10 times over for each task so that projects accounts for it?

Please help, stressed and under a tight deadline.

Thanks,

Carli


Hi Carli,

You said you were under stress to complete resource-leveled project
scheduling. You got some good advice from experts here. Could you
resolve the resource loading issue easily and satisfactorily when
tasks require a combination of various resources? How easily can you
repeat the process of resource-leveled scheduling when actual progress
significantly deviates from the schedule? I am just curious.

Prasad
 

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