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Finding Resource Over-allocations in Primavera P6 (11m 28s)
Resource over-allocations occur when a resource or resource team has been assigned more work than they can handle. It happens all the time, so you're going to need to know how to sift through a project to find resource over-allocations and to fix them. Thankfully, Primavera P6 has some excellent tools to help. You'll learn all about those tools and how to use them in this lesson.
Video: Finding Resource Over-allocations
In this lesson we’ll be talking about Resource Levelling or another word for it is Analyzing Resource over Allocations. Primavera has some handy tools to help you find resource over allocations. That is a situation where you allocated too much work for a particular resource. Now, let’s set the scene. I’m working in Primavera and I have a project open, it’s the Office Building Addition project. We’re looking at it here. What we would like to do is have to look at some graphs that can help us understand if we have resource over allocations. To access these graphs, there’s two ways to do it - we can use again this Layout options bar and if we scroll all the way to the bottom, we can select Show on Bottom and Resource Usage Profile. It’s the second one from the bottom of the list, Resource Usage Profile. Anything that’s called a profile in Primavera is actually a graph. Another way we can access it is using the toolbar and there’s an icon with a man and some red bars behind his head and that will take us to the same graph so let’s go that way. Okay.
Invoking the graph or the Resource Usage Profile essentially divides my screen in four. I still have the top half of my screen I’m used to seeing but now on the bottom right, I do have this kind of graphical looking area. Not much shown on it yet. And th...