Balancing Resource Workloads

Although most projects are focused primarily on the finish date or the budget, sometimes a project is defined by its resource limitations, and the use of resources becomes the most important priority in the management of that project. In the resource-constrained project, you need to make sure that all the resources are used well, are doing the right tasks, and are neither underallocated nor overallocated. That is, you need to examine workloads and allocations and then fix any problems you find. You still need to keep your eye on the schedule and your costs, but schedule and costs are secondary to resource utilization in this type of project.

Balancing resource workloads isn’t really part of the project triangle. However, ...

Get Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Inside Out now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.