Resolution

Project Server offers you several methods for avoiding an overallocation when you assign a resource to a task. These methods are:

  In the Assign Resources dialog of Microsoft Project Professional, select the desired resource and click the Graphs button. Click the Select graph pick list and select the Remaining Availability graph. This graph shows you the resource's Remaining Availability across all projects in the portfolio. Scroll to the time period required for the task and determine the resource’s availability during that time period.


  Apply the Resource Usage view in Microsoft Project Professional. Right-click anywhere in the timephased grid (yellow/white timesheet) and select theRemaining Availability details from the shortcut menu. Examine the resource's assigned Work and Remaining Availability across all projects in the portfolio. Scroll to the time period required for the task and determine the resource’s availability during that time period.


  Log into Project Web Access and navigate to the Resource Center page. Select the resource in question and then click the View Availability button. Click theChoose a view pick list and select the Remaining Availability view. Scroll to the time period required for the task and examine the resource’s Remaining Availability during that time period. If necessary, expand the Details section at the bottom of the page and study the project work assigned to the resource during that time period.