Discussion

Overallocation of resources

May 29, 2014 - 02:53 am
5 comment(s)

I'm having a problem in developing a project schedule. Some resources (labor) are being overallocated by the way that paralleled some software tasks, allocating for example, 28 hours of work for a single resource on the same calendar day. Thanks for helps.

5 Comments

May 30, 2014 - 07:58 am

You can have a subscreen with the resource histogram and manually move tasks to eliminate the overallocation.  There is another automated resource leveling method that we will have in the future.  It is an intellectual disagreement in the PM community on the validity of the resource leveling automatically.  I think it is a good reference point and we will do it in a future release.

June 2, 2014 - 20:43 pm

This may well be an intellectual argument, but a project management tool is designed to do things which relieve the PM of manual repetitive tasks, and forcing manual recalculation of a Gantt chart everytime a prereq is changed is failing in that goal.

Also, one of the purposes of Project Libre is to provide an alternative to use of MS Project, not a dumbed down version.

Please, PLEASE, at least offer it as an configurable option so that people from both sides of the intellectual fence can do it their way.

June 10, 2014 - 06:41 am

I agree, we are not a big group and doing everything.... if the community can write a resource leveling addition that would be great.  We are doing our best and will be working on it

July 6, 2015 - 16:00 pm

I'm using/teaching Project Lbre 1.6.1 and one of the most frequenct issues with it is the lack of an automated resource levelling function to deal with resource overallocations. 

Will this be addressed in a future release? If so, when?

 

July 7, 2015 - 04:50 am

Where are you teaching?  Please email me info@Projectlibre.org    It is a long story on the lack of this functnionality.  It was a concious decision and internal debatable item.  We will have it in the new version.....  I will give a longer explanation but interested where you are teaching.

 

Marc