How do I assign a resource to work on a long task for just a specific week RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a resource that is working multiple long term tasks.  How do I assign him to specific tasks on just particular weeks?

    If I put him at 50% for example, Project just spreads his time, which is not what I want.  Assume task 1 will have three weeks duration do, and I want my guy to work on it just weeks 1 and 3, and something else in week 2, this is what I would like to see in Resource Usage.

    Week:          1       2       3

    Task 1:     xxxxx          xxxxx

    Task 2:               xxxxx

    (and if it were that simple, I could work around it, but it's a large project with multiple people and numerous examples of this problem)

    William Jameson

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:41 PM

All replies

  • Hi William,

    I'd suggest to use the task usage view, to set the timescale per week and manually enter the workload by week.It is simple, fast, and easier to manage oeverallocations.

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:41 PM
  • Ah, I had tried that in the Resource Usage area, and it really didn't work.  I will try what you suggested.


    William Jameson

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:46 PM