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Resource Load colors

What are the boundary conditions that cause colors to change on the Resource Load view?  (such as when a resource has too much load, or too little load)

And are those boundary conditions configurable?

Cindy Johnson Answered

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It depends on the exact view, but red always means overutilized even if the number is below 100%.  For example, if a resource is overloaded versus their max capacity on a specific project that cell will be red (ex. resource has max capacity of 50% on that project, they are at 60%). Moreover, the red will roll all the way up. So if that is the user's only project, their overall load will show as 60% and red because of the overcapacity on that one specific project.

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Thank you, Josh - that was very helpful and was the root cause for quite a few of the examples I am researching.  I also have a user who is showing red on a project / task where the resource was not overloaded (task was 30 hours for 1 week), but the task didn't complete (resource only logged 20 hours that week).  I am on the 'Planned Work' view, not 'Remaining Effort'.  Does 'Planned Work' take into account tasks that are off track for the color scheme?

Cindy Johnson 0 votes
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Planning does not take into consideration whether something is on track. It only looks at the hours scheduled (30h) versus the resources capacity for that specific project. Remaining effort does factor in work that is running behind (or ahead).

Josh Santos 0 votes
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Hi Josh, I am wonder if there is any other reason that would make a resource load to be red? I have an example where the resource has no other project, availability should be 100% by default? But it shows red of 17% load. Wondering why.

 

Thank you.

Bo Gao 0 votes
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It might be best to put in a support ticket to look at the exact scenario, but if the resource is loaded past their "Maximum Project Availability" then it will show are red even if it is less than 100% of that resource's capacity.

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I run the resource load for Remaining Work, Load in Hours and summarize by month.  Some of the numbers are red and some are orange (most are black).  What is the distinction between Orange and Red. 

Lorrie Means 0 votes