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  • Question

  • I would like to set my project to that it can only use one resource at a time. Meaning if I have several tasks that only use one resource, I want MSPROJECT to automatically schedule them so that they are not active at the same time. Is this possible?

    Monday, July 18, 2016 9:06 AM

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  • Hi,

    It is possible. You could for example use one unique resource, previously created in the resource sheet, and then use the leveling feature to avoid overallocation of the resource. Note that it won't be done autoamtically. You have to create the tasks and assign the resource on it, then run the leveling to solve the potential overallocations.

    http://www.mpug.com/articles/resource-leveling-best-practices/

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/project/2008/10/29/back-to-basics-understanding-resource-leveling/


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Monday, July 18, 2016 9:14 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Yes it is. The function is called resource leveling. In case of overallocation, it will delay the number of tasks necessary to resolve the overallocation. The priority (i.e. which tasks will be delayed more or less than others) may be set in one of three ways:

    - The task ID;

    - a Microsoft calculated Standard (mainly based on Total Slack)

    - Priority, Standard, where the major parameter is a task field called Priority (to be found in Task Infromation, general or inserted as a column)

    For more options, Resource ribbon, click Priority Options. It works fine (I ahve seen nice results on an 18000 tasks project). Still questions? Just ask.

    Greetings,

    Monday, July 18, 2016 9:15 AM
    Moderator