Resource Assignations: Who’s Doing What?

Row of Postal Clerks Processing MailScheduling resources for projects can easily become a nightmare. If a new client signs on with the business, it’s imperative that the manager be able to tell that client when the work will begin, and who is going to be in charge.

Resource assignment reports provide exactly that information. They show which resource is booked on which project, when they become available, and for how long. This is especially useful for resources that are in high demand, usually those that bring in the highest revenue.

Project Planned hours Sun
1
Mon
2
Tue
3
Wed
4
Thu
5
Fri
6
Sat
7
Sun
8
Mon
9
Tue
10
Resource A
Project A 40 8 8 8 8 8
Project B 16 8 8
Project C 0
Resource B
Project A 8 4 4
Project B 8 4 4
Project C 40 8 8 8 8 8
Resource C
Project A 0
Project B 48 8 8 8 4 4 8 8
Project C 0
Total 160   24 24 24 20 20     24 24

From the table above, we can see that Resource C is available for half-days on the 5th and the 6th. If we had a request for work, we could book Resource C for those two half-days. The table also shows that Resource A is working primarily on Project A.