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Assign Resources Automatically in the Most Efficient Manner

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  • Firstly i have to state that I am not a project manager. I am a software development team leader that has been tasked with giving a plan for a large project for my team. We work in a scrum like environment where tasks are not assigned and, for the sake of this problem, each member can pick up any task thats been planned for that month.

    I have been trying to use MS project to create a plan for me where tasks are ordered by priority and then leveled by resource and priority. However I seem to be able to only do this with tasks i have assigned. To try replicate the idea that assignee doesn't matter i have created 8 resources ("Developer A", "Developer B" etc) but the timeline is massively impacted because assigning these in the most efficient manner is proving pretty difficult. All I am trying to get out of assignee is to make sure that only 8 tasks are in flight at any one time.

    What id like to do is set the priority and let the tool assign all tasks in the most efficient manner? Is there any way to do this, or is there a different approach that I could take to ensure only 8 tasks are concurrently being worked on, at any given time?

    Monday, February 11, 2019 5:16 PM

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  • There is a concept of a "Team Resource" and assign team to the tasks.  The team is defined in PWA configuration and contains resources on the team.   Once the project is published, the team member can assign task to them self and then task is assigned to individual.

    Michael Wharton, Project MVP, MBA, PMP and a Great Guy <br/> Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com <br/> Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Monday, February 11, 2019 5:26 PM
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