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3 Steps for Better Resource Management

Several project management offices (PMOs) have asked for our help when they needed to manage resources effectively on both the project level and the portfolio level. To better manage resources, organi...

Deep Dive into Microsoft Project Resource Pools: How to Build Them

In part 2 of this series, we follow a step-by-step process for creating a resource pool in Microsoft Project. Use this tutorial to create a new resource pool, and then attach that pool to a set of pro...

Project Pearls: Eliminate Over-Allocations

Struggling with over-allocations in your schedule Here is a quick way of resolving them by dragging an assignment from one resource to another resource that is available. This approach works in all ve...

Webinar: Learn from the MVP – Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices for Using Microsoft Project 2007 and 2010

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description:  Learn ...

Ask the Experts: Reports on Over-allocated Resources

Carol from Madison, WI asks: Is there a view where I can see the summary tasks as well as the detail tasks for over-allocated resources? I’d also like to see the resource usage for the resources...

Ask the Experts: Managing a Large Number of Resources

Nancy from Bartlett, IL asks: I’m managing many resources in my project schedule. When I use the Resource Usage view, the resources aren’t in an order that’s simple to use. Is there ...

Certification Insider: Resource Overallocations

If you overload resources, your project finish date may look good, but it’s probably bogus. Assigning 20-hour work days doesn’t mean your team members will stay up that long and work that ...