Resource Overallocation Part 5 – Leveling at the Task Level

Microsoft Project provides many options for resolving overallocation at the Project, Task, Resource and Assignment levels of the Microsoft Project Data Model. In this Milestone Minute we will focus on resolving overallocation at the task level of the data model by moving a task. In upcoming Milestone Minutes we will continue to resolve overallocation through… Continue reading Resource Overallocation Part 5 – Leveling at the Task Level

Resource Overallocation Part 4 – Leveling an Entire Project

Microsoft Project provides many options for resolving overallocation at the Project, Task, Resource and Assignment levels of the Microsoft Project Data Model. In this Milestone Minute we will focus on resolving overallocation at the project level of the data model by shifting an entire project. In upcoming Milestone Minutes overallocation will be resolved through task,… Continue reading Resource Overallocation Part 4 – Leveling an Entire Project

Resource Overallocation Part 3 – Leveling Options

Microsoft Project provides many options for resolving overallocation at the Project, Task, Resource and Assignment levels of the Microsoft Project Data Model. In this Milestone Minute we will point out four locations for accessing options that can be used for resolving overallocation. In future Milestone Minutes we will explore each option and add a few… Continue reading Resource Overallocation Part 3 – Leveling Options

Resource Overallocation Part 2 – Managing Red

When overallocation occurs, a decision needs to be made regarding the management of it. From the Gantt Chart view, it can be difficult to determine if action needs to be taken to resolve overallocation as shown in the following illustration: From the Resource Usage view, however, it is much easier to determine if action needs… Continue reading Resource Overallocation Part 2 – Managing Red

Resource Overallocation Part 1 – Seeing Red

When a resource is assigned more work than the resource’s capacity to perform work, overallocation occurs. In the Gantt Chart view, Microsoft Project warns of overallocation in the Indicators column through a red resource overallocation figure as shown in the following illustration: In the Resource Sheet view, in addition to the red resource overallocation figure,… Continue reading Resource Overallocation Part 1 – Seeing Red