This is a Free Tutorial about Microsoft Project 2007 and you find more free tutorials here written by Johan Beijar. More tutorials about Microsoft Project 2007 are frequently added. These tutorials will not guarantee that you will run a successful project or be a great manager but it will increase you possibilities of understanding and work more efficiant with the project management software. As a part of the initial planning you should assing the resources to the tasks that you have defined in you work breakdown structure. This is a fairly easy and straight forward process in Microsoft Project 2007 for you as a Project Manager. You do this by;
1. Open the Gantt Chart-view by clicking View -> Gantt Chart or by clicking the Gantt Chart on the View Bar.
2. Select the task that you would like to assign resources to and click the assign resource-button or press Alt+F10.
3. Select the resource that you would like to assign to the task and enter the percentage that you would like to assign the resource to the task. 100% is fulltime assigned to the task.
4. Repeat step 2 and 3 if you would like to assign more resoureces to the task.(If you forgot to add the appropriate resource(s) in the Resource-sheet you can just add the name of the resource in the firrst available row.)
Resource Dialog box.
You are also able to see the see the planned workload for the different resources by clicking the Graphs…-button. You will then see the following the dialog-box.
Graphs Dialog Box.
The red bars in the picture above indicates the selected task and the blue bar to the far right shows another task. This graph is useful if you are uncertain if a specific resource is avaialbe for the task or not.
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