Solving resource overallocation in MS Project

Solving resource overallocation in MS Project

There are several ways to solve resource overallocation in MS Project (those resource has more work than its availability). Although many MS Project users are hesitant when it comes to using the leveling functionality to solve overallocation, it is possible to do this in a truly controlled manner. [divider] [action_call text=”Microsoft Project Introduction Course” button_url=”https://members.ms-project-elearning.com/vsl-order-form” button_text=”Purchase Now for only 0.99 USD”] …

Preparations before resource loading

Preparations before resource loading

Preparations before resource loading Before you start loading your schedule with resources, it is important that you know what MS Project will do for you from the moment that they are part of the equation. A good preparation before resource loading is crucial! [divider] [action_call text=”Microsoft Project Introduction Course” button_url=”https://members.ms-project-elearning.com/vsl-order-form” button_text=”Purchase Now for only 0.99 USD”] [divider] First things first You …

Evaluating and optimizing your schedule

Evaluating and optimizing your schedule

Evaluating and optimizing your schedule You want to evaluate and optimize your schedule? When you evaluate the progress against the baseline you may have found that the new situation offers new challenges; for instance because you are warned by one or more Red Exclamation Marks in the first column of your schedule. This means that your updates have caused one of your milestones to pass its deadline, …

Our top 5 tips for baselining

Our top 5 tips for baselining

Our top 5 tips for baselining Using the baseline could be a formal method to compare your progress to the original schedule. For this reason there are a couple of things you should consider. Here our top 5 tips for baselining: [divider] [action_call text=”Microsoft Project Introduction Course” button_url=”https://members.ms-project-elearning.com/vsl-order-form” button_text=”Purchase Now for only 0.99 USD”] [divider] Tip 1: When you have an approved …

How to determine durations correctly in MS Project?

How to determine durations correctly in MS Project?

How to determine durations correctly in MS Project? Do you determine durations correctly in MS Project? Why are we not finishing all our projects on time? Do we actually calculate correctly from beginning on when setting up the tasks, durations and their estimates? [divider] [action_call text=”Microsoft Project Introduction Course” button_url=”https://members.ms-project-elearning.com/vsl-order-form” button_text=”Purchase Now for only 0.99 USD”] [divider] Save yourself and …

Analyzing variances of task and resource costs in MS Project

Analyzing variances of task and resource costs in MS Project

Analyzing variances of task and resource costs in MS Project With the report Cost Overruns (tab reports > custom > cost overruns) you can easily see the changes (compared to the baseline) and which tasks or resources became more expensive or cheaper. [divider] [action_call text=”Microsoft Project Introduction Course” button_url=”https://members.ms-project-elearning.com/vsl-order-form” button_text=”Purchase Now for only 0.99 USD”] [divider] The task cost variance chart The report contains two charts …

How to use the cashflow report in MS Project?

How to use the cashflow report in MS Project?

How to use the cashflow report in MS Project? With the report ‘Cashflow‘ you can see the progress of the project costs compared to the baseline. Also, three Earned Value Management metrics are introduced here: ACWP stands for actual costs work performed. This is the same as actual Cost. BCWS means budgeted cost work scheduled (according to the baseline). In other words: these are the actual costs we would have …

What are the PBS and WBS in MS Project?

What are the PBS and WBS in MS Project?

What are the PBS and WBS in MS Project? PBS (Product Breakdown Structure) In a meeting or a series of meetings, where you have all important experts and your (core) team members present, you start identifying all items that should be part of your project to deliver your main or end deliverable. This also includes ‘management deliverables’ such as documents you use …

How to read the reports Resource cost overview and cost overview of tasks?

How to read the reports Resource cost overview and cost overview of tasks?

The standard reports ‘Resource Cost Overview‘ and ‘Task Cost Overview’ provide useful graphs and a clear overview of the costs of the work in progress. [divider] [action_call text=”Microsoft Project Introduction Course” button_url=”https://members.ms-project-elearning.com/vsl-order-form” button_text=”Purchase Now for only 0.99 USD”] [divider] To open the reports click: Tab ‘Report’ Select from the dropdown menu ‘Costs’ Resource Cost Overview & Task Cost Overview 3 areas with information about the cost of resources in …