I had a similar engagement for a Fed Government Client. What I did was pretty simple, I created a black project and inserted the other projects as the sub-projects, and saved it as the Master project. I then used Office Timeline to import the Master project into Powerpoint slides for Executive review.
I have established an operational schedule with a set of common tasks that a group resources may apply time against within the course of a year. Each resource within the group is evenly assigned to each tasks. This results in each resource accumulating about 300hrs in work that is evenly distributed across 12 months for each task. The challenge…[Read more]
If you’re using project server, I would recommend your Resource Management Dept. start using resource engagements. The scenario goes this way:
1) Build your detailed schedule
2) Build your enterprise team
3) Submit Resource Engagements for the Summary level work. (assumes RM Dept or RMs approves resource engagements requests)
4) RM Dept.…[Read more]
perfect example….If I submit a resource engagement for an electrical engineer, the engagement is proposed until the resource manager (approves or rejects)? I’m trying to understand what the resource manager/team lead may see in resource center.
I would attack that situation like this:
1) In the resource sheet, establish that resource’s rate as $0
2) Also in the resource sheet, establish a cost resource name them Task 1, Task 2, Task 3
3) Assign the “work” resource to the tasks
4) At the bottom of the schedule let’s create a section called Invoices
5) Under Invoices create 3 recurring…[Read more]