Remaining Availability fields

The Remaining Availability fields contain the amount of time remaining that a resource (resources: The people, equipment, and material that are used to complete tasks in a project.) will be available for work.

There are two categories of Remaining Availability fields.

Data Type    Duration (duration field: A type of field whose content is expressed as a duration of time. Examples include the Work, Duration, and Delay fields. A duration field includes the duration unit, such as hour, day, or week.)

ShowRemaining Availability (task-timephased field)

Entry Type    Null (Null field: A field that displays no actual information but that sets up the field for information elsewhere in the view, particularly in the Task Usage or Resource Usage view.)

Best Uses    Add the Remaining Availability field to the timephased (timephased: Task, resource, or assignment information that is distributed over time. You can review timephased information in any available time period in the fields on the right side of the Task Usage and Resource Usage views.) portion of the Resource Usage view (view: The combination of one or more views [Gantt Chart, Resource Sheet, and so on] and if applicable, a table and a filter. Use views to work with information in a variety of formats. There are three types of views: Charts or graphs, Sheets, and Forms.) to display remaining availability (availability: Indicates when and how much of a resource's time can be scheduled for assigned work. Availability is determined by project and resource calendars, resource start and finish dates, or the level at which the resource is available for work.) information for a resource. No information appears in the Remaining Availability field next to the assignment (assignment: A specific resource that is assigned to a particular task.) names. This field allows the remaining availability information for resources to appear in the resource rows above the assignment rows.

Example    You have assigned Jamie to several tasks (task: An activity that has a beginning and an end. Project plans are made up of tasks.). You review the Remaining Availability field in the Resource Usage view to see how much spare time Jamie has to work on other tasks. No information appears in the Remaining Availability field next to the assignment names. However, the remaining availability information for the resources appears in the resource rows above the assignment rows.

ShowRemaining Availability (resource-timephased field)

Entry Type    Calculated (calculated field: A field in which the value is determined by Project based on information in other fields. Project may recalculate the value automatically or when you specify, depending on your choice of calculation settings.)

How Calculated    The Remaining Availability field is based on the Available From and Available To date fields, the assigned work to the resource, the resource calendar (resource calendar: A calendar that specifies working and nonworking time for an individual resource. A resource calendar differs from a base calendar, which specifies working and nonworking time for more than one resource.), and the maximum units (maximum units: The maximum percentage or number of units that a resource is available to be scheduled for any tasks. The maximum units value indicates the highest capacity at which the resource is available for work; the default value is 100 percent.) specified for the resource.

Best Uses    Add the Remaining Availability field to the timephased (timephased: Task, resource, or assignment information that is distributed over time. You can review timephased information in any available time period in the fields on the right side of the Task Usage and Resource Usage views.) portion of the Resource Usage view (view: The combination of one or more views [Gantt Chart, Resource Sheet, and so on] and if applicable, a table and a filter. Use views to work with information in a variety of formats. There are three types of views: Charts or graphs, Sheets, and Forms.) to display or filter (filter: Specifies which task or resource information should be displayed or highlighted in a view. For example, when you apply the Critical filter, only critical tasks are displayed.) for remaining availability (availability: Indicates when and how much of a resource's time can be scheduled for assigned work. Availability is determined by project and resource calendars, resource start and finish dates, or the level at which the resource is available for work.) information for a resource.

Example    You have assigned Jamie to several tasks (task: An activity that has a beginning and an end. Project plans are made up of tasks.). You review the Remaining Availability field in the Resource Usage view to see how much spare time Jamie has to work on other tasks.

 
 
Applies to:
Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Project 2010, Project 2007, Project 2003