All project managers are looking to save time. Multi-resource tasks scheduling can help you do just. See what exactly this entails and how to incorporate it within your resource scheduling. Plus, see what kind of benefits it will bring for your team and organization.
Multi-resource scheduling is still a challenge for many companies by creating a mess of mistakes and miscommunication. And as a feedback from our users, we wanted to make multi resource tasks more intuitive in Ganttic.
What does this mean? From now on, you can see straight from the Task Dialog window if the task has multiple resources assigned to it. You can also see how many resources it has. This allows you to go into more detail, see the resources connected with the task, and manage the list from the same place.
And we have more good news! We added one more functionality to help you manage your Multi-Resource Planning and Tasks more conveniently.
How did we do it?
We hope you already use Ganttic’s feature to assign multiple resources to one task. This makes your planning faster and helps to avoid double bookings and possible miscommunication. If you aren’t using the Multi-Resource Task scheduling feature, why not give a try! You’ll be glad you did!
Doing so is easy and straightforward. See above how to do it. Or follow these simple steps.
You can just assign the same task to multiple people or other resources by:
Let’s imagine you are planning a meeting for 4 people in the same meeting room. Just create the task “meeting”. By clicking the checkboxes, assign “meeting” for all the people attending it and the name of the room. There’s no need to create several tasks for each of them or assign them one by one.
TIP: By changing a task that has multiple resources included, the task changes will apply to all of the resources involved. Just one click and all the resources are replanned and up at the same time .
Here are some widely-used example scenarios where you might use the Multi Resource Task:
All this cases have multiple people or other resources (like machines or rooms) busy at the same time. By using Multi Resource task, you just need one task to manage them all.
To help you get even more organized, there’s something else you can add to your planning workflow.
See the little “drop” icon in the Task Dialog Window? That stands for Task Resources. In case you have assigned one task to multiple resources, you will see the little green number inside the icon. This will show you the number of resources assigned.
You can see 3 resources assigned to this task. By clicking on the button, you can see the resource names as well as delete them from the assignment.
Then by simple clicking on the “drop” button, you can see the resource list that for that task. You are also able to remove any of assigned resources with just one click.
See all the listed 3 resources in “Task resources”. You can just view and delete them here.
It’s pretty likely that more than one resource will be needed to complete a task. Drivers and cars, teams and meeting rooms, customer support and clients, guitarist and studios…
Multiple Resource planning helps you:
In case you have any questions regarding multiple task scheduling (or anything else ), let our support know. To get more effective planning tips with Ganttic, we listed a few in our previous article about task splitting update.
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