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Add additional Resources in Ongoing Late Task RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all,

    I have started a task with specified resources. After a certain duration, it was found that this task is late so it was decided to add additional resources to minimize the duration of the task taking into consideration that the work is still the same. Below is the status of the work before adding the additional resources.

    Task Name Work Baseline Variance Actual Remaining % W. Comp. % Complete
    Earth works 1,028.57 hrs 720 hrs 308.57 hrs 360 hrs 668.57 hrs 35% 35%
       Dozer 342.85 hrs 240 hrs 102.85 hrs 120 hrs 222.85 hrs 35%
       W/Loader 342.85 hrs 240 hrs 102.85 hrs 120 hrs 222.85 hrs 35%
       Tipper 342.85 hrs 240 hrs 102.85 hrs 120 hrs 222.85 hrs 35%

    The below shows the new status after adding the additional resources.

    Task Name Work Baseline Variance Actual Remaining % W. Comp. % Complete
    Earth works 1,028.57 hrs 720 hrs 308.57 hrs 360 hrs 668.57 hrs 35% 52%
       Dozer 231.43 hrs 240 hrs -8.57 hrs 120 hrs 111.43 hrs 52%
       W/Loader 231.43 hrs 240 hrs -8.57 hrs 120 hrs 111.43 hrs 52%
       Tipper 231.43 hrs 240 hrs -8.57 hrs 120 hrs 111.43 hrs 52%
       D1 111.43 hrs 0 hrs 111.43 hrs 0 hrs 111.43 hrs 0%
       W1 111.43 hrs 0 hrs 111.43 hrs 0 hrs 111.43 hrs 0%
       T1 111.43 hrs 0 hrs 111.43 hrs 0 hrs 111.43 hrs 0%


    I have kept the work 1028.57 hrs the same after adding the additional resources.

    Your feedback and or comments are appreciated, if the shown steps are correct or not.

    Thanks in advance.




    • Edited by Basil Issa Monday, May 2, 2016 12:24 PM
    Monday, May 2, 2016 11:56 AM

Answers

  • Has the duration reduced enough? If so, then all is good.

    However there is usually an overhead for extra resources. For example if the extra tipper has to share the same access road there will be inevitable delays on that road. If the equipment is already on site, then what other work isn't getting done. If it had to be brought on site, then there is the work to deliver onsite and remove afterwards. Not a lot, but not zero and there is certainly a cost.


    Rod Gill
    Author of the one and only Project VBA Book
    www.project-systems.co.nz

    • Marked as answer by Basil Issa Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:21 AM
    Monday, May 2, 2016 10:22 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Has the duration reduced enough? If so, then all is good.

    However there is usually an overhead for extra resources. For example if the extra tipper has to share the same access road there will be inevitable delays on that road. If the equipment is already on site, then what other work isn't getting done. If it had to be brought on site, then there is the work to deliver onsite and remove afterwards. Not a lot, but not zero and there is certainly a cost.


    Rod Gill
    Author of the one and only Project VBA Book
    www.project-systems.co.nz

    • Marked as answer by Basil Issa Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:21 AM
    Monday, May 2, 2016 10:22 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Rod for your answer.

    Yes, the duration has reduced enough and we may meet the original duration of the task. As you are aware that in many circumstances, the productivity rates, for resources, set in pricing stage can not be achieved while working on site.

    Definitely, the overhead factors will be taken into consideration such as but not limited to mobilization and demobilization of equipment and others.

    Thanks again.

    Basil Issa

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:20 AM