Resource optimization techniques

Resource optimization techniques

There are times while creating the schedule, the resources are allocated to parallel tasks, or the activities are assigned to resources. However, when analyzing the schedule, you realize that resources are not available to perform the activities. 

As a planner, you need to take action to ensure the planned activities are aligned to available limits so that they can be completed.

Two techniques:

Resource Leveling:

Moving the activities to the dates when resources are available. 

Resource Smoothing

If you change the view to resource view, you may realize that on some days, the resources are working more than planned hours and in some days underutilized—That’s not a good plan. You want to ensure that resources are tasked with allocated hours every day. This will ensure that the resources are utilized optimally.

Check the below video for more details: