Overview


On occasion, you may need to assign a Resource in your company to two or more active Projects. This is possible in your LaborChart platform and will not disrupt costing. There are two methods to accomplish this task which will be covered in this article.


Adjusting the Assignment Hours


The first method is to adjust the assignment hours. This method should be used when a Resource needs to be at each project at a specific time of day.

  • Create the first Assignment as you normally would
  • Within the Assignment Details modal, change the start and end times of the Work Hours to reflect the needed hours at the project
  • Select Save or Save & Alert


In the example below, Elizabeth will spend the first four hours of the day at the Children's Mercy project.


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  • Next, create the second Assignment and adjust the hours accordingly
  • Select Save or Save & Alert


Elizabeth will spend the second half of the day at the Denver Psychiatric Center.


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Use Percent Allocation


The second method is to utilize Percent Allocation rather than Work Hours. This method is used when the time of day spent at each Project does not need to be noted in the Assignment Details.

  • Create the first Assignment as you normally would
  • Within the Assignment Details modal, select Allocation Type: Percent
  • Enter the percentage of time the Resource should spend at that Project
    • e.g., if Elizabeth should spend half of her day there, enter 50


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  • Then, create the second Assignment and enter the remaining


Note: The platform will not show an error if the percentages do not equal 100%


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