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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Strategies for Eliminating Resource Overallocations

If overallocated resources exist in a project plan, the resources will not be able to complete all their assignments in the scheduled time period. Some of the assigned work will not be completed within that time period—either the work will not be done, it will not be done thoroughly, or it will have to be done at a later time. If the work is never done or is not done well, the full scope of the project delivery will not be realized. If the work is done later, the project finish date might be delayed and cause you to miss the final deadline.

You can resolve an overallocation by looking for ways to do either or both of the following:

  • Increase the availability of the resource during the time period ...

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