Find a resource and assign or allocate that resource to a task, work item, or investment. In the Find Resource dialog box you can search for resources by the name, role, or skills. You also have the option of sorting the candidates by availability, based on the criteria of your choosing. When you select a possible candidate, you can view the resource's availability in the time-phased graph.
The Find Resource dialog enables you to search for resources from specific resource teams by name, role, or skill, and search from specific resource teams. This search will return all the resources meeting the identified criteria, and list them alphabetically under Candidates. Clicking a resource displays an associated capacity and availability graph in the lower pane.
The period availability score is a resource's capacity minus any planned hours for all investments on which the resource will work. Each planned hour is adjusted by the value of the investment so that resources on high value investments are scored as less available than resources on lower value investments. Candidates with availability on or closer to the specified time period are more desirable than candidates with availability in the future, even if their overall availability in terms of non-allocated hours may be higher. If you select a specific Investment Value Attribute to sort against, the relative value of the availability scores for all candidates will likely vary.
To find a resource
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