Resource Planning with Microsoft Project

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Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This short video is NOT eligible for PMI® PDU credit.

Event Description:
In this video viewers will learn how to create Work, Cost and Material resources within Microsoft Project. They will learn various methods of assigning resources, the ‘Assignment Planning Variables’, what ‘Effort driven’ is, and how to make detailed assignments.

Presenter Info:
Tom Henry As a the PPM Practice Manager at Projility, Tom, along with his team of expert consultants; implements, supports and trains organizations of all sizes and industries (including central and local government) on Project and Portfolio Management solutions leveraging the Microsoft software stack. He is responsible for deploying Microsoft Project, Project Online, Project Sever and SharePoint together with associated technologies and business processes. Tom has in-depth knowledge of Microsoft’s O365 platform and cloud based solutions such as Project Online. Tom received his BSc in Computer Science from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom and holds multiple Microsoft product certifications. He is also one of only a handful of certified facilitators in the US for the Microsoft PPM Customer Immersion Experience (CIE) Program.

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Written by Tom Henry
Tom Henry is the PPM Practice Manager at Projility, where he leads a team of experienced project and portfolio management consultants in making clients more adept, productive and profitable. Tom has been involved with PPM since graduating from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom, working first in London and then moving to the United States to further pursue his career. Tom prides himself on being able to understand his clients' needs and translating those needs into simplified PPM solutions. Contact Tom at
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  1. Nice presentation on Resource Planning.


    Faisal Masood
    MCSE, MOS: SharePoint 2013
    MCITP, MCTS: SharePoint 2010
    MCSA: Office 365
    MS: MS Project 2013, MS ProjectServer 2013
    MS: Azure
    SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, ProjectServer PPM Consultant
    softvative dot com

  2. Well presented, easy to listen to, covering several topics. Looking forward to additional presentations in this series.
    M. McKim Aerospace Project Management using Project 2010

  3. Nice presentation on assigning resources. I especially liked how you showed the interplay between duration, work, and units. Thanks so much.

  4. Thank you, this was very instructional. I agree with others’ comments.

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