one of my Blog readers ask me this: “Hello, could you please advice…you all seem to be very experienced with MS. ‘m interested in resource management. I tried to apply MSP and found that I’m not able to see an impact on resources if I make changes in some project tasks. Some tasks are dependent and are shifted with modification of others. But, I need to go to another page to see who becomes overloaded and I would prefer to have the view on resource occupation on the page of Gantt. Is it possible? Thank you so much !! “
In MS PROJECT 2010, MS PROJECT 2013 Gant Chart is Task Related. I’ll make over allocation by purpose to show you what you can do.
First let me put some Tasks:
and some Resources:
Finally I will assign Resources to the Tasks:
On the First column you can see a “burning man”, which means that some of the resources are over allocated.
But here you CAN NOT see which resource is over allocated if you do not use The Task Inspector.
To do so, right click on the Burning man, and you will get:
and you will get:
But there is one place with much better View of over allocation – the Team Planner (available only in MS PROJECT PROFESSIONAL 2013, not in Standard version):
Here you can see who is over allocated, when, and on which Tasks!
You can use Resource Usage View as well:
Here you can see who is over allocated, on which tasks and how much!
The same thing is with Task Usage View:
This View shows Task, and Recourses assigned to each Task, and over allocation as well.
But if you still want to see Gant, and Over allocated Recourses, you can do this:
Easy, isn’t it!