Balancing Resource Workloads

Sometimes, the use of resources is the most important limitation on a project. In the o, 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 J2

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, you can adjust scope—add or remove tasks—to balance workload. You can also adjust the schedule—split or delay tasks until resources have time to work on them. Finally, you can adjust costs—add more money to pay for additional resources to help balance the workload.

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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