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Hi there,

Apologies for a bit of a newbie question: I want to be able to assign more than one resource, at 100% on a single task. This is because I don't want to split a single task into three separate ones for each resource.
I'd rather have a single task with three resources and a single cost calculated from that.

Any ideas?


This seems like such a simple question that I wonder if I'm reading it wrong and missing a much deeper question :-)

Let's say you have some task ("Dig a big hole") that you estimate will take 12 days of effort for 1 person working 100%, 8 hours per day (96 hours total). You assign your best worker, good old Resource 1:

You need the hole completed sooner, so let's get Resource 2 on the job as well. Just click the Assignment button in the toolbar and check Resource 2 while leaving Resource 1 checked:

(I turned on the Duration column also via View->View Options...)

Both resources are working at 100%. Let's throw Resource 3 into the mix:

That's still not quite soon enough, so we'll toss in Resource 4, but we can only afford to allocation 50% of his time:

I assigned Resource 4 in the same manner as the others, then used the inspector to edit the percentage assigned to this task.

Each full day 8+8+8+4 hours of effort will be expended on this task, and the task will be complete in just under 3 1/2 days.

Did I answer your question?
Hi whpalmer4,

That did answer the question - thanks. Previously Omniplan wasn't allowing me to do this; it kept on moving the durations around, even though the 'Keep effort and Duraction fixed' was selected. Seems to work OK now, although I still have to remember the original duration to return to once I've added the 100% resources.

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