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  • Hi Colmodoc, I'd take a look at the team planner (Resource Tab, then select Team Planner in the View section of the ribbon).  This gives a good resource centric view of the tasks and you can also use that page to either move or re-assign to overcome the allocation issues.  See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project/archive/2009/10/08/project-2010-introducing-the-team-planner.aspx for a good overview of the feature.

    Best regards,

    Brian


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    Friday, July 5, 2013 8:05 PM
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  • Just to chime in a bit on Brian's answer.  The Team Planner view is only available if you have the Professional version of Project 2010 - it is not available in Standard.  If you have the standard version you may find the Resource Allocation view works well.  The Resource Allocation view (available through View Tab, Other Views, More Views) shows the Resource Usage view in the top pane and the Leveling Gantt view in the lower pane.  You can select the resource who is overallocated in the top pane, and view the information about the tasks in the lower pane.

    I hope this helps.

    Julie

    Saturday, July 6, 2013 7:26 PM
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  • What Julie said. the resource Planner has the unfortunate side effect when moving tasks of adding a date constraint. This firstly changes the critical path and secondly makes the schedule more fixed so you end up having much more manual work to maintain your schedule.

    By all means use the Team Planner to review assignments, but using it to actually move assignments is counter-productive and views like the resource allocation view get the result you need with less effort (and still maintain the critical path and dynamic schedule that you hopefully already have).


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    Monday, July 8, 2013 8:59 PM
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