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  • Question

  • I am having trouble defining a task constraints. 

    I have multiple tasks for one individual to do that has multiple interruptions - see below:

    Task 1 - Design widget, duration 1 week, completed by resource 1 

    Task 2 - Manufacture widget, duration 2 weeks, completed by resource 2, to follow task 1

    Task 3 - Test widget, duration 1 week, completed by resource 1, to follow task 2

    Task 4 - Redesign widget, duration 1 week, completed by resource 1, to follow task 3

    Task 5 - Manufacture redesigned widget, duration 2 weeks, completed by resource 2, to follow task 4

    Task 6 - Design crate, duration 12 weeks, completed by resource 1, to be worked on during down time when resource 2 is doing supporting work (task 3 and 5) - how do I make these constraints flow into one task to create an overall timeline?

    Thanks,

    Jamie

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:25 PM

All replies

  • Hi Jamie,

    I'd start creating a project plan like the screenshot above. Set a higher priority for the first 5 tasks so when you'll run the leveling, only the task 6 will move.

    Then run a leveling ("resource" tab) checking the follwing options. Selecting 3priority standard" will take into account the task priority. Allowing spliting the remaining work will spread the task 6 based on resource 1 availability (task 2 and 5). 


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7:21 PM
    Moderator
  • Or create two tasks for Design Crate:

    Design create part 1 - 2w start to start on task 2

    Design Crate part 2 - 8w start to start on task 5

    This is a clearer communication of what's happening and avoids all the automatic leveling complications.


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

    Friday, February 13, 2015 7:33 PM
    Moderator