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Resource Shaping in Master Planning

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Mass Resource Planning just got easier with Mavenlink’s new Resource Shaping Tool. Found under Master Planning, this functionality makes it easy to create your rough cut resource plan by defining the weekly allocations of your resources across multiple projects.

There are four distribution options at your disposal:

Front Load: This option will fill the workweeks greedily, allocating up to 40 available hours per week going forward until it has consumed the hours allowance entered for the assignee.
Distribute Evenly: Distributing evenly will spread the remaining planned hours evenly per week across the defined date range.

  • If 80 hours are evenly distributed over 4 weeks, it will allocate 20 hours per week for each of those weeks on top of any manually allocated hours.

Back Load: Backloading will fill the workweeks greedily, starting from the last week of the date range and allocating up to 40 available hours per week going backwards until it has consumed the hours allowance entered for the assignee.
Consume Set Amount: This option sets the hours allocated per week in the date range.

  • Entering 20 hours per week will set each week within the date range to 20 hours, regardless of prior manual allocation.

To get access to Master Resource Planning or other Premier Mavenlink features, contact us at sales@mavenlink.com. If you have feedback or need support, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our team at support@mavenlink.com.

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