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Is there still a resource allocation problem? Check the resource sheet and resource graph (for the programmers, analyst and testers). Are they over-allocated? What has happened to the duration of the project now that you have performed resource levelling without the “level only within available slack restriction”? What has happened to the critical tasks? When does the project finish now? ( Record the project end date now) What is the project start date? Note that in this practical we have carried out resource “levelling” over the entire project. However, this is not the only option. For example, you can choose to level only a portion of the project or to perform levelling for selected resources that are in high demand. It is also possible to manually resolve “occasional resource over allocations” by introducing “levelling delays”. In addition, you will have noticed that there are various options that you can set when performing levelling (e.g. to allow tasks to be split). Discussion of these options is beyond the scope of these practicals. Page 44 of 64
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Microsoft Project Practical Exercises Viewing the budget details View the total cost Select the “Cost” table from the drop-down list of tables in the View ribbon. TIP: Do this by first choosing the VIEW tab (AKA ribbon) – Go to the “Data” section, and select from the drop-down listing under “Tables”: Cost What is the total cost estimate for this project? What is the most expensive task? To view the costs associated with each of the resources select “Resource Sheet” from the “Resource Views” group and select the “Cost” table from the drop-down list of tables in the Data group on the View ribbon. This should allow you to view the cost associated with each of the resources. What is the total amount estimated to be spent on programming staff in this project? Page 45 of 64
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Microsoft Project Practical Exercises Practical 4 Comparing actual progress with planned progress One of the reasons for developing your project schedule is to allow you to compare actual progress with planned progress. You can accomplish this by saving a baseline as a snapshot of your original schedule before your project gets rolling and then recording actual progress as the project progresses. This practical is to demonstrate some of the Microsoft Project features to help you to compare actual progress with planned progress. To demonstrate the Microsoft Project features we will probably have to set imaginary data about the status of tasks for a time in the future (unless you are very behind in your practicals). This is not something you would do in reality.
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