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Resource Units by Work Plan or by Task RRS feed

  • Question

  • If at the resource level max units are set to 100%, is there a way to change this on a project by project basis or even by a task basis?  After changes to resource units are made at the project or task level, saved, and published, when you go back into that work plan all the changes revert back to 100%.  I need a better understanding of this functionality and what I may be doing incorrectly.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 2:48 PM

Answers

  • Dee --

    Thanks for your excellent question.  You are not doing anything wrong, my friend.  In the fast-paced world of Project Server, the Max. Units value is specified for each resource in the Enterprise Resource Pool by the Project Server administrator.  As a project manager, you are allowed to TEMPORARILY change the Max. Units value for resources in a project, such as when you need to do assignment planning or leveling resource overallocations.  However, the next time you open the project, you will find (as you have already done) that the Max. Units value reverts back to the original value specified by the Project Server administrator.  Believe me, the feature you are hoping you would find in Project Server (changing Max. Units value at the project level) is a much-requested new feature, but to date, Microsoft has not shown much interest in building this feature into the tool.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    • Marked as answer by Dee Kupka Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:53 PM
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 4:34 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Dee --

    Thanks for your excellent question.  You are not doing anything wrong, my friend.  In the fast-paced world of Project Server, the Max. Units value is specified for each resource in the Enterprise Resource Pool by the Project Server administrator.  As a project manager, you are allowed to TEMPORARILY change the Max. Units value for resources in a project, such as when you need to do assignment planning or leveling resource overallocations.  However, the next time you open the project, you will find (as you have already done) that the Max. Units value reverts back to the original value specified by the Project Server administrator.  Believe me, the feature you are hoping you would find in Project Server (changing Max. Units value at the project level) is a much-requested new feature, but to date, Microsoft has not shown much interest in building this feature into the tool.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    • Marked as answer by Dee Kupka Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:53 PM
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 4:34 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you for your reply, Dale!  This helps tremendously as I did think I was missing a step.
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5:54 PM
  • Dee --

    If my post answers your original question, would you please mark the question as answered?  Thanks!


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 6:49 PM
    Moderator