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Hello,

this is probably a newbie question, since I`ve only used Omniplan for a day or 2 so far :).

I will try to use a short example to depict my problem:
- Let`s have a task called "Software implementation"
- Let`s have a group of resources called "Developers"
I want to assign the team of developers to work on the implementation - that`s easy. I know they should be finished with the work within 4 days - setting the task`s duration and effort is easy too.
- Let`s say that each member`s cost/hour is 175 (currency doesn`t matter now) and that a day contains 8 working hours
The cost of the task should be (with 4 days task effort and 4 developers): 175*4*8*4 = 22400. However, Omniplan splits the 4 days effort among the developers, making each of them work only for a day. As a result, the cost is trimmed to: 175*8*4 = 5600.
Thus, splitting the work among the members is the one thing I don`t want Omniplan to do.

An obvious solution would be to multiply the effort time but that also increases the duration, which is unthinkable since I know the task can be done in aproximately 4 days :).
So, is there a way to make Omniplan assign a group of people to a task while not splitting the effort time among them? Or is there some other way how to achieve my goal without splitting the task into 4 simultaneous tasks, each for a developer?

Thanks for any advice,
Jiri

EDIT: it works when I keep duration fixed and add resources one by one, but that is quite clumsy since eventually I need this done many times.

Last edited by DarkAngeL; 2012-11-10 at 08:47 AM..
 
 


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