Adding a generic resource allocation
A generic resource allocation is when you use a placeholder to
allocate a resource instead of allocating an actual resource. When a generic
resource has the same name as a resource role, it can help simplify the process
of identifying the actual resource who needs to be assigned. A generic resource
can be allocated to a task- or activity-based investment. For a task-based
investment, the generic resource needs to be allocated before a task can be
To add a generic resource allocation
Open the Resources module.
Select the Allocations tab.
Select a resource team in the resources tree, right-click and select New Generic Allocation.
In the Resource Allocation dialog box, select a resource role from the Resource Role
From the Investment drop-down, select the investment to which the generic allocation
will be made. In the Select Investments dialog box, choose the investment and click Save .
From the Status drop-down, indicate whether the generic allocation is Proposed or
Click Plus to define how much and when a generic resource will be allocated. For each
generic resource allocation, define the percentage of full time (% FTE), the start
and finish dates for the allocation, and any comments specific to the allocation.
(Click Delete to remove a generic resource allocation definition.)
Click Rates to define the rates associated with the role.
Click Save .
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