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Eric Gonzalez
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I have been put up with the task of coming up with a way to track resources per project in one major schedule within P6. The essential function for this schedule is to know if our company needs to vamp up engineers. My company has the history of giving their engineers too much work where we fall behind on deliverables. This could be a cornerstone for improving on our deliverables and a possibility for more work. If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated. Thanks. 

 

Eric 

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Stephen Devaux
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If you read it, Eric, I'd be happy to entertain any comments/criticisms/questions.

Fraternally in project management,

Steve the Bajan

Eric Gonzalez
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Thanks, Stephen. I will look into buying your book Managing Projects as Investments.

Stephen Devaux
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Hi, Eric. I cover this in detail in my book Managing Projects as Investments.

1. Develop a detailed CPM schedule which allows you to meet all contractual dates comfortably.

2. Plug needed resources into each activity.

3. Develop a resource-limited resource schedule. Identify the delays due to insufficiency of each resource. Estimate the cost (LDs, lost incentives, increased overhead costs, etc.) due to the delays.

4. Add necessary resources to bring completion date back to where it was in CPM schedule. Show the increased ROI thru the decreased LDs, lost incentives, increased overhead costs, etc. as justification for the added resources.

HTH.

Fraternally in project management,

Steve the Bajan