Open the Project Libre file with activity durations and predecessors that you created. Click on “view” and “resource” in order to navigate to the resource sheet. Once in the resource sheet, enter all resources that you intend to use in your project. Populate the entire row for each resource including cost per resource and calendar. If you are unsure about the values, provide an estimate. you may find that you need to adjust some resource values. This is acceptable as project planning is an iterative activity).
In your project scenario, you assigned resources to your activities. Create a report summarizing: (1 page)
- The source of your resources (from where, would you acquire them?)
- Resource costs: How did you determine the cost of the resources?
- Resource conflict: Do you have sufficient resources to get the job done, or do you observe potential resource conflict? If so, how do you intend to resolve them?
Examine each activity in your project schedule and attach a name from the list of resource names from your resource sheet. Ensure that all activities in your project are resourced. Upon completion, your Project Libre file should look similar to the resourced office relocation project example, as follows:
After assigning resources, click on “View” and “Resource” usage. Examine the tabular report of resource utilization and cost. Further, return to the Gantt view and click on the “Resource Histogram” tab in the upper right-hand corner of the Project Libre display.
Prepare a one page report answering the following questions:
- Are any of your assigned resources “over-utilized”? If so, which ones, and why?
- What, if any are the cost implications of your resource assignments?
- Now that you have viewed the resource report, would you make any changes to your resource assignment? If so, what would you change? If you would not make changes, explain your rationale.