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How can I block double assignment in the same day? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I'd like to block double assignments. Example: Imagine a resource called "Resource 1". Resource1 works 8 hours/day.

    Project Manager1 assigns Resource1 in his project. I'd like that Project Server 2010 blocks (or alerts) when Project Manager2 try to assign Resource1 in the same day that Project Manager1 has assigned Resource1.

    How can I do this configuration?

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:13 PM

All replies

  • edmaisjm --
     
    There is no default method in Project Server 2010 to block double assignments that result in a resource overallocation.  This is strictly a training and performance issue with your PMs.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:16 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Dale!

    Is there any way to highlight (bold/red/whatever) overallocations?

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:06 PM
  • The tasks which are affected by the resource over allocation will be displaying the following indicators in the information column.

    The over allocation is also visible in the Resource Usage view in Project Professional, even on a daily basis:

    There are other possibilities to visualize over allocations, e.g. with Excel reports based on OLAP cubes etc. or using the out-of-the-box Resource Availability/Assignments views in PWA.

    Hope this helps.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:11 PM
  • edmaisjm --
     
    You can see overallocation indicators in task views and resource views.  In task views, such as the Gantt Chart view, the Indicators column will display a red stick figure that reveals an overallocated resource is assigned to a task.  In resource views, such as the Resource Usage view or the new Team Planner view, the system formats the names of overallocated resources with the red font color.  In addition, the Resource Usage view shows the hours of overallocation with the red font as well.  In the Team Planner view, the system displays a red borderline around tasks scheduled in time periods during which the resource is overallocated.  You can also level overallocated resources, individually or in small groups, in either the Resource Usage view or the Team Planner view.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:03 AM
    Moderator