Resources

Human and material resource are involved in the project.

Project allocation defines its availability.

As group of person

  • A resource can be a group of person.
  • Useful in initial project planning.
  • You create the fictitious resource with capacity > 1.

Example

  • If you want a group of three peoples then resource capacity must be set to 3.

Section: Description

Field Description
Id Unique Id for the resource.
Photo Photo of the resource.
Real name Name of the resource.
User name Name of user.
Initials Initials of the resource.
Email address Email address of the resource.
Profile Profile of the user.
Capacity (FTE) Capacity of the resource, in Full Time Equivalent.
Calendar Calendar defines the availability of the resource.
Team The team to which the resource belongs.
Phone Phone number of the resource.
Mobile Mobile phone number of the resource.
Fax Fax number of the resource.
Is a contact Is this resource also a contact?
Is a user Is this resource also a user?
Closed Flag to indicate that the resource is archived.
Description Complete description of the resource.

* Required field

Field: Capacity (FTE)

  • 1 (full time).
  • < 1 (for part time working resource).
  • > 1 (for virtual resource or teams, to use for instance to initialize a planning).

Field: Is a contact

  • Check this if the resource must also be a contact.
  • The resource will then also appear in the “Contacts” list.

Field: Is a user

  • Check this if the resource must connect to the application.
  • You must then define the User name and Profile fields.
  • The resource will then also appear in the “Users” list.

Section: Function and cost

This section allows to define functions and cost of the resource.

Main function

  • Main function allows to define the default function.

Resource cost definition

  • Allows to define the daily cost, according to the functions of the resource.
  • The daily cost is defined for a specific period.
Function and cost section fields
Field Description
Function Function of the resource for the selected cost.
Cost Daily cost of the resource for the selected function.
Start date Start date for the cost of the resource, for the selected function.
End date End date for the cost of the resource, for the selected function.

Field: End date

  • The end date is set when a new resource cost is defined in the same function.
  • The end date is the day before the start date in the new resource cost entry.

Resource cost management

  • Click on Button add to create a new resource cost.
  • Click on Button edit to update an existing resource cost.
  • Click on Button icon delete to delete the resource cost.
Resource cost dialog box

Resource cost dialog box

Resource cost dialog box fields
Field Description
Function Function to be selected.
Cost Daily cost of the resource for the selected function.
Start date Start date for the cost of the resource, for the selected function.

Field: Function

  • The default value will be the main function.

Field: Start date

  • Start date must be set when a new resource cost is created for the same function.

Section: Miscellanous

Miscellanous section fields
Field Description
Don’t receive team mails Box checked indicating that the resource doesn’t want to receive mails sent to the team.

Teams

The team is a group of resources gathered on any criteria.

Note

  • A resource can belong to only one team.

Use for

  • To allocate all team members of a project.
  • To filter resource data in work, cost and planning reports.
  • To set attachment, note and document visibility to the team.

Section: Description

Description section fields
Field Description
Id Unique Id for the team.
Name Name of the team.
Closed Flag to indicate that team is archived.
Description Complete description of the team.

Section: Team members

  • List of the resources members of the team.

Button: Allocate all team members of a project

  • This button allows to allocate all team members of a project.
  • The allocation dialog box will be displayed.

Calendar

This tool allows to define calendars.

How it works

  • It allows to define exceptions to the default definition.
  • In default definition, week days are days work and weekend days are days off.

Note

  • Exceptions can be defined for the current year and the next years.

Default calendar

  • A calendar named “default” is already defined.
  • By default, this is the calendar of all resources.
  • Days off defined in this calendar is displayed in Gantt, real work allocation and diary.
  • It cannot be deleted.

Specific calendar

  • A specific calendar can be created to define days off and work to a resource.
  • Days off defined in this calendar is displayed in real work allocation and diary.

Import calendar definition

  • It is possible to import exceptions definition of a calendar in another.
  • Existing exceptions of current calendar are not changed.

Note

  • The calendars are not linked.
  • You have to re import the definition to apply changes.

Section: Description

Description section fields
Field Description
Id Unique Id for the calendar.
Name Name of the calendar.

Section: Year

Field : Year field

  • Select year of displayed calendar.

Button : Import this year from calendar

  • Copy exceptions of the selected year of the selected calendar into current calendar.

Section: Calendar days

Year calendar

Year calendar

A calendar of selected year is displayed to give a global overview of the exceptions existing.

  • In white, days work.
  • In gray, days off.
  • In red, exception days work.
  • In blue, exception days off.
  • In bold, current day.

Just click on one day in the calendar to switch between off and work day.