Lesson10.5.Checking Work Variance


Lesson 10.5. Checking Work Variance

Figure 10-6. Viewing work variance in Resource Sheet view.


You can check how much total work a resource is accomplishing by looking at the variance between a resource's baseline work and actual work. This is especially helpful if you schedule tasks based on the availability of resources. If you're managing resource assignments in your project, you need to make sure resources complete task work in the time scheduled. Since you've saved a baseline for your project, you can check the resource task work variance information.

  1. Select View You are now in Resource Sheet view. Let's change the table to view work.

  2. Select View The values in the Variance field show the difference between the current work scheduled and the amount of work originally planned, which is saved in the baseline.

  3. Look at the Work and Baseline fields for the Illustrators resource, as shown in Figure 10-6.

    The Work and Baseline fields have different amounts of work in them. That means there is variance. It is a negative variance of 16 hours, meaning that the Illustrators finished their task sooner than planned.


Note: If several # signs appear in your Baseline field, don't panic! This just means that the cell is not large enough to fit every character. In the title bar, simply drag the field's right border to the right until every character is visible.

QUICK REFERENCE

TO CHECK RESOURCE WORK VARIANCE:

  1. SELECT VIEW

    SELECT VIEW

    CHECK THE VARIANCE FIELD TO VIEW VARIANCE IN THE RESOURCE WORK.




CustomGuide Inc - Project 2003 Personal Trainer
Project 2003 Personal Trainer
ISBN: 0596008546
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