Are any of your assigned resources “over-utilized”? If so, which ones, and why?

Are any of your assigned resources “over-utilized”? If so, which ones, and why? What, if any are the cost implications of your resource assignments?

Are any of your assigned resources “over-utilized”? If so, which ones, and why?

Examine each activity in your project schedule and attach a name from the list of resource names from your resource sheet. Further, ensure that all activities in your project are resourced. Upon completion, your Project Libre file should look similar to the resourced office relocation project example, as follows:

Office Relocation Example_resource_assignments.pod

After assigning resources, click on “View” and “Resource” usage. Further, examine the tabular report of resource utilization and cost. Further, return to the Gantt view and click on the “Resource Histogram” tab in the upper right-hand corner of the Project Libre display.

Prepare a one page report answering the following questions:

Firstly, are any of your assigned resources “over-utilized”? If so, which ones, and why?

Secondly, what, if any are the cost implications of your resource assignments?

Now that you have viewed the resource report, would you make any changes to your resource assignment? If so, what would you change? Finally, if you would not make changes, explain your rationale.

Reading

Project Management Institute. (2007). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Newtown Square, Pa: Project Management Institute. Section 6.4, 6.5
Kerzner, H. (2017). Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and also controlling. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Pages 501-511
Project Libre User Manual Pages 15-18  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B08DRNpPMjwJT053QzNJenBId1k/edit

Articles
Wheatley, M. (2006). Do more with less. PM Network, 20(3), 28–34.
O’Neil, J. (1999). Short-staffed? Also, Maximize scarce resources with knowledge resource planning. PM Network, 13(2), 37–41.
Shouche, S., Borthakur, A., & Mate, N. (2006). Additionally, Quantitative project management—use of metrics for effective project management. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2006—Asia Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute.

Zwikael, O. (2009). The relative importance of the PMBOK® guide’s nine knowledge areas during project planning. Further, project Management Journal, 40(4), 94-103. Retrieved from Marion, J.W., and Richardson, T.M. (2014). “Using PERT Analysis with Critical Chain Extensions to Facilitate Information Systems Project Schedule Decision-making.” International Journal of Data Analysis and also Information Systems

Video

Estimating cost: https://youtu.be/rN0FrDpQNUk

Websites

http://www.pmknowledgecenter.com/dynamic_scheduling/baseline/cost-project-activity-calculating-activity-andor-resource-costs

How to Estimate Project Costs