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What is the difference between the Committed in the Resource Planner and the Resource Analyzer?

This article explains the difference between the committed hours and proposed hours displayed in the Resource Planner and those displayed in the Resource Analyzer.

Making a commitment involves dedicating a resource to project resource plan.  Whether you are looking at the Resource Analyzer or Resource Planner, there is a slightly different definition of what will show as "committed work."

Resource Planner

The Resource Planner shows Available, Committed, and Remaining hours in the lower grid.

When you select Committed in the Show Me drop down (in the Resource Planner lower grid), you see all the committed (public & approved) hours from all other projects' resource plans, plus (+) the newly entered hours on the current project's Resource Plan, plus any Personal time off hours. Personal Time off is considered (part of) the Committed Hours in the Resource Planner.

 

Resource Analyzer

When you select Committed Work in the Resource Analyzer, it counts only hours (public & approved) from resource plans.  Neither Proposed Work (if using negotiations) nor Time Off hours count as committed hours, as there are separate buttons to select to show those hours.

When using Resource Negotiations, the hours for the Resource Plan are still in the status of "Proposed Work" until the Department/Resource Manager approves the proposed hours, which then they become "Committed Work." 

Resource Planner - "Available Hours"

The Show Me "Available" are specific per resource, and they don't change. The available hours equal the number of working hours per period minus any holiday hours in the holiday schedule. This would be different resources with different work schedules (i.e. full time vs part time). This may also appear different depending on when a resource becomes available (i.e. if they are new and began work mid-month.

Resource Planner - "Committed Hours"

The following scenario below explains a site using Resource Negotiations.

Committed hours shows you the number of hours a resource is committed to any resource plans. In this case, Adam is only being committed to 20 hours on this current project. The hours for the Resource Plan are still in the status of "Proposed Work" until the Department/Resource Manager approves the proposed hours.  What you are seeing in the Resource Planner when you select Committed in the Show Me drop down are all the hours that have been committed (approved) from all other projects, plus the newly entered hours on this project's Resource Plan, plus any time off.  This gives you the visibility of what the resource's remaining availability will be if you account for all other committed allocations plus this project's allocation.  To see what has been officially approved/committed for the resource, go into the Resource Analyzer and select Committed Work; nothing will show for the resource Adam for the project iBox.  If you select Proposed Work, you'll see the 20 hours for Adam on project iBox.

Resource Analyzer - Committed Work View

To see what has been officially approved/committed for the resource, go into the Resource Analyzer and select Committed Work; nothing will show for the resource Adam for the project iBox. 

Resource Analyzer - Proposed Work View

If you select Proposed Work as shown above, you'll see the 20 hours for Adam on project iBox.

Note: If your organization is NOT using Resource Negotiations, as soon as the Resource Plan is saved and the hours are made public, the hours become Committed Work in the Resource Analyzer. The button for Proposed Work is not applicable without Resource Negotiations, so that button does not show.

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