Important thing in Resource Management is modelling the project resources.
Powerproject enables to model the resources in five different types.
First one is ‘Non-Modelled’ is used if a resource is going to be used for all duration of an activity. This type does not have any balancing parameter while making resource calculations. Calculation of resources can be allocation, duration or effort.
In the second modelling type, ‘Effort on Allocation’, provides any calculation of allocation, duration or effort parameters with balancing allocation or effort parameters and it is used if man-hours or machine-hours are certain to finish the activity.
Third modelling type is ‘Work on Allocation’ which makes the same calculation and balancing but also, taking work amount and work rate parameters into account. This type is used if work amount to finish activity is known.
The difference of next modelling type, ‘Work from Task’, is taking the work amount and work rate data from the task and makes all the calculations and balancing procedures as same as previous model.
The last model, ‘Effort Activity Budget’ is used to balance multiple resource allocations in a budgeted effort.