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Resource pool MS Project 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I'm new to project and have been teaching myself until my course in January, having previously used P6 im struggling with some of the features.

    I have set up a new resource pool for roles rather than named resources. 

    Here's my problem, i have 8 mechanical engineers (800%), 6 fabricators (600%) etc. When i assign a mechanical engineer to a job which requires over 100% the resource pool doesn't use the full availability of the mech engineers it just comes up over allocated - when i add the resource in the resource column should i be marking it mech eng (200%)?

    I'm confused as to why project doesn't automatically use up more of the 800% availability.

    Please help :)

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 8:09 AM

Answers

  • Hi Kathhee,

    Firstly, welcome to the world of MSProject, which is different to P6, and therefore the same principles may not apply.

    To show that you have 8 mech eng for your role, set the MAX units in the resource sheet to 800%, and then assign the resource.  this tells project that you have 64 available hours capacity per day for this resource role.



    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book | P2O

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:06 AM
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All replies

  • Hi Kathhee,

    Firstly, welcome to the world of MSProject, which is different to P6, and therefore the same principles may not apply.

    To show that you have 8 mech eng for your role, set the MAX units in the resource sheet to 800%, and then assign the resource.  this tells project that you have 64 available hours capacity per day for this resource role.



    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book | P2O

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Thankyou so much i have a feeling i will be on here alot in the new few months :).
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:19 PM
  • Kathhee,

    You are welcome, but i would suggest augmenting posts in this forum with a good book or two, or a course!


    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book | P2O

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:44 PM
    Moderator