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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Identify Deficits and Surpluses

Inspect the analysis from a histogram or spreadsheet. For each project contributor, identify overcommitments—periods during the project where his or her planned work exceeds the available capacity. Also note any periods for contributors where the current draft plan indicates that they have potentially available time.

Example of a resource histogram from Microsoft Project:

Repeat the analysis for the project as a whole, to identify the places in the preliminary project plan where overall staffing is inadequate.

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