OK... I am new to MS Project. My charge is to have this program schedule a multi-project workflow where the task are always the same .. just different durations. The task are also always linked in the same order as it is similar to as assembly line production process.
Would someone please help me get my footing. I need to fill out the durations for each new project and have Project 2007 add it to the backlog mix and provide me with an estimate delivery date. Here are my problems.
I'm starting to believe that "Priority" is just a relative guideline as opposed to a strict rule governing the order of completion. True? If true is there a whay to accomplist a hard priority listing?
I can't figure out how to have Project fully allocate my multi-person department resources. My resources are departments set and 100% for 1 person, 200% for 2 people, etc. (as opposed to assigning individuals to each task). When I bump up the percentage (add a person) the schedule does not change. Why?
Any pointers are most appreciated. We run 40 to 50 concurrent projects with the same resources. Delivery dates are always a mystery as each project is different (6 weeks to 12 months in duration).
Thanks a bunch! John