My Blog reader has a problem:
“1. Define Resource pool. for example John and Mary is Resources with 100% units in Resource sheet
2. In Project A, Task A is, for example 3 day, e.g. 24 hours
3. In Project B Task A is, for example 1 day, e.g. 8 hours
Though both John and Mary both work on project A task A, John has to work one day, while Mary do the rest. Is there a way to do this without splitting project A task A into two tasks? that is to mark the amount of work that has to be completed by one resource assigned to a task.”
As usual I will use Microsoft Project 2013!
First I am going to Create Resource Pool:
Now I am going to Create two projects with two Tasks:
Now I am going to use Resource Pool for both Projects (I’ll show how to do it in Project1, and for Project2 you should repro this steps):
OK! consider this Scenario! Task A in Project 1 has 3 days duration e.g. 3 days X 8hours per day = 24 hours.
I want John to work only 8 hours, and Mary the rest (e.g. 16 hours). And I do not want to split this Task.
I can do it like that:
and I will get:
I consider that for Task A I need 24 hours of work. And I will split this work among John and Mary:
What do I got? This:
Now Duration is 2 days. If I want to have 3 days I could use fixed duration. Let’s look at Task Usage View:
As you can see 24 hours are split among John (8 hours at Tuesday), and Mary (8 hours at Tuesday, and 8 hours at Wednesday).
Piece of cake!