Assembling Your Project Team

You can have Microsoft Project "mine" the entire enterprise resource pool to find resources who have the exact skills, availability, and other traits you need for your project. Specifically, in the planning processes of your project, when putting together the perfect team to carry out your project, you can:

• Find and add resources by name

• Find resources associated with a certain title, code, skill set, or other attribute

• Find resources who are available for work during a certain period of time

• Replace a resource already on your team with another enterprise resource

• Find more resources that have the same traits as a resource already on your team ^ • Match and replace generic resources in your project with real enterprise resources H • Tentatively add proposed resources to your project a Use the Build Team dialog box to find enterprise resources and add them to your project r team. The Build Team process adds resources to your project, but does not necessarily assign

2 tasks (unless you replace a resource who has already been assigned to tasks). After the resources are added, you use the Assign Resources dialog box, as usual, to assign tasks to project team resources.

Note If your project and the enterprise resource pool meet certain conditions, you might be able to use the Resource Substitution Wizard to add resources to your project and assign them to tasks, all in one step.

For more information about this wizard, see "Assigning Tasks to Enterprise Resources" later in this chapter on page 666.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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