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Part time project reources RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Project Pro 2010, I have a resource that is working on 2 different projects at the same time. 1/2 of their week is devoted to one project and half is devoted to the other. They are only available 20 hours a week for each project. What is the best way to do this in 2010 so that the plan show them working only 20 hourson each project and they will be leveled to that amount of work?
    Thursday, August 16, 2012 5:16 PM

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  • Mark DSI --
     
    It would have helped if you had mentioned that you were using Project Server, my friend.  That no so minor fact changes my reply to you.  The best you can do is to change the Max. Units value TEMPORARILY for the shared resource to 50% in each enterprise project, and then assign the resource to tasks.  You CANNOT change any enterprise resource information permanently, as only the Project Server administrator has the permissions to do this.  You change change enterprise resource information temporarily, but not permanently.  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"

    • Marked as answer by Mark DSI Friday, August 17, 2012 11:44 AM
    Friday, August 17, 2012 1:34 AM
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  • Mark DSI --
     
    Open the first project and then apply the Resource Sheet view.  Enter the name of the resource and then enter 50% in the Max. Units column.  Open the second project and repeat this process.  When you assign this resource to tasks in either project, you can manually enter a value of 50% or less in the Units field.  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, August 16, 2012 6:10 PM
    Moderator
  • Dale, thank you for the response. The problem is that it doesn't appear to save the value when I save the plan and check it in. When I check it out, the max units is back to 100%.
    Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:48 PM
  • Mark DSI --
     
    It would have helped if you had mentioned that you were using Project Server, my friend.  That no so minor fact changes my reply to you.  The best you can do is to change the Max. Units value TEMPORARILY for the shared resource to 50% in each enterprise project, and then assign the resource to tasks.  You CANNOT change any enterprise resource information permanently, as only the Project Server administrator has the permissions to do this.  You change change enterprise resource information temporarily, but not permanently.  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"

    • Marked as answer by Mark DSI Friday, August 17, 2012 11:44 AM
    Friday, August 17, 2012 1:34 AM
    Moderator
  • Sorry about that. That is a pretty important point the I should have mentioned. Thank you for your help and that does answer my question. I was hoping there was something a little more permanent. That feels like a something a lot of projects would need to do in the real world. Do you know of any plans to address this? Thanks again

    Friday, August 17, 2012 11:44 AM
  • Mark DSI --
     
    Nope, although many users have requested this feature, I do not believe Microsoft has any plans to implement this in the near future.  Sorry.  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"

    Friday, August 17, 2012 8:39 PM
    Moderator