The process of tracking and measuring resource utilization and availability based on current utilization by work type.
It is important to know if resources are under or over utilized so that adjustments can be made to current assignments, ensuring appropriate response to requests for the resource’s time. Utilization rates also impact resource forecasts. Resource managers should conduct weekly utilization reviews, especially after integrating reported time with Planview planning data, noting actual and remaining effort on project and work items. This makes visible the resource schedules for the coming week, including the effect of any slipped work that the resource was unable to perform in the prior week.
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