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What does "load summary resource assignments" do?

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  • Hello everyone,

    I have a client who noticed a discrepancy with resource hours when this setting is checked upon startup in Project Pro. I have been reading online some posts and it seems that that when this setting is active, it will display users assignments across projects the enterprise in "resource" views. My client noticed however that when the data is checked against individual projects, it adds up to 40 hrs whereas the the "resource" view shows 44. PWA shows 40 as well.

    I am curious as to what exactly this settings does. When I look up "load summary resource assignments" in Project Pro 2010 it comes back with no results.

    Is it possible that this setting will count the hours in a local project in addition to the enterprise? The list of projects sent to me seems to have enterprise projects listed but I was just curious.

    I also read somewhere that this setting can affect leveling - is that true?

    I did search technet and Office online but could not find much. Any help is appreciated.

    Jack


    Thanks, Jack

    Monday, November 12, 2012 8:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jack,

    In Project Pro "load summary resource assignments" check box is responsible for displaying "Other Projects and Commitments" row for each resource in the project plan when viewed Resource usage view.

    Loading those summary assignments just makes a resource’s total workload visible within any given project.

    Hope this helps


    Hrishi Deshpande – Senior Consultant DeltaBahn
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    • Marked as answer by JackGregory Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:30 PM
    Monday, November 12, 2012 10:41 PM
  • Hi there,

    There is a fix for unexpected work in the October 2012 CU for Project Pro 2010. See:

    "Assume that you start Project Professional and it is connected to a server. In this situation, when you select to load summary resource assignment (SRA) information, you may see unexpected work overallocations problems."

    Taken from:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687612

    Thanks

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    • Marked as answer by JackGregory Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:30 PM
    Monday, November 12, 2012 10:48 PM

All replies

  • Hi Jack,

    In Project Pro "load summary resource assignments" check box is responsible for displaying "Other Projects and Commitments" row for each resource in the project plan when viewed Resource usage view.

    Loading those summary assignments just makes a resource’s total workload visible within any given project.

    Hope this helps


    Hrishi Deshpande – Senior Consultant DeltaBahn
    Blog | < | LinkedIn

    Please click Mark As Answer; if a post solves your problem or Vote As Helpful; if a post has been useful to you.This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by JackGregory Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:30 PM
    Monday, November 12, 2012 10:41 PM
  • Hi there,

    There is a fix for unexpected work in the October 2012 CU for Project Pro 2010. See:

    "Assume that you start Project Professional and it is connected to a server. In this situation, when you select to load summary resource assignment (SRA) information, you may see unexpected work overallocations problems."

    Taken from:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687612

    Thanks

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    • Marked as answer by JackGregory Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:30 PM
    Monday, November 12, 2012 10:48 PM
  •  Thank you very much for the answers.


    Thanks, Jack

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:30 PM