To Schedule Overtime for a Resource
To Schedule Resource Overtime:Select the task that has a deadline indicator next to it and select Window Resource Work from the shortcut menu. Click the Ovt. Work field in the Task Entry form and enter the amount of overtime you want to schedule for the resource. Click OK when you're finished.
Identifying Resource Overallocation
To View Resource Overallocation:View the project in a resource view and find resources highlighted in red. Overallocated resources are always highlighted in red.
Balancing Resource Overallocation Manually
To Balance Overallocation Manually:Select View Resource Allocation, and click Apply. Locate the overallocated resource and the dates and work hours of the overallocation. Select the task to which the resource is overallocated. Click the Assignment Information button on the Standard toolbar and change the Assignment properties as necessary.
"Delaying" a task means that you are postponing it until your assigned resource has time to work on it so the resource will not be overallocated. Some people prefer this method of fixing overallocation, while others prefer to let Project fix it automatically.
Balancing Resource Overallocation Automatically
To Automatically Level Your Resources:Select View Project Tools Manual option and the Level Entire Projectoption, and then click the Level Now button. Click the Selected Resourcesoption or the Entire Pool option and click OK.
"Leveling" a resource means that you allow Project to delay or split tasks so that their resources will no longer be overallocated. Some people prefer this method of fixing overallocation, and others prefer to fix overallocation manually.
When you reassign a resource to a task, you may lose your updated information for that task. For example, if the task is 30% done before you reassign a new resource to it, you will have to enter 30% again after reassignment.