Resource Constraint Analysis Issue on Project Server 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am encountering an issue with my resource constraint analysis.

    There are 30+ projects published with schedules and resources assigned in Project professional. All information pertaining to the schedules and assigned tasks appear as expected in Resource Assignments, Resource Availability and in Resource Usage in the client. A number of simple excel services reports also surface the resourcing information.

    When running Resource Constraint analysis however, Resource Availabilty appears as totals on the months either side of the Portfolio Analysis date range, showing no availability in the months included in the range.

    Also no resource requirements are displayed for the associated date range despite the information existing as previously described. The analysis does however return a sub set of projects based on the resources available but no information on any of the selected or not selected projects. Capacity and demand roles and resources have been correctly set up.

    Would really appreciate any help to resolve this.



    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 2:24 PM


All replies

  • Hi Eoghan,

    Did you solve it?

    I've have a similiar Issue:

    I have created a resource plan for a new project (using Calculate Resource Utilization from Resource Plan) and then I create a new analysis in Portfolio (i tried using RBS and Position Role). It occurs something strange, i can see the values assigned to the resource plan within Project Resource Requirements table, but just for January 2011 even if the plan has correct values from november 2010 to march 2011. The same for the resource availability. Do you have any idea?? More data: I'm using custom field based analysis for just one project.

    Thursday, November 25, 2010 10:35 AM
  • Eoghan:

    The analysis requires that you setup resource plans for the projects. Did you do this? The alternative is to use custom fields, but most people would opt for the resource plans.

    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG
    Monday, November 29, 2010 10:25 PM
  • I have setup resource plan for the projects using the Calulation from Resource Plan and I'm not able to see the project requirementes in the Resource Analysis. The values are correct if I check Resource Availability with Proposed Work.
    Javier Cano
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 3:19 PM
  • Javier:

    You say that "Capacity and demand roles and resources have been correctly set up." I can only imagine that the problem may lie here. Please explain your setup.

    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG
    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 1:09 PM
  • Hi,

    I have the same issue. Only values of Janauary are shown in details of requirements. All other columns show zero.


    Friday, March 23, 2012 9:24 AM
  • Hello Eoghan,

    I think this could be caused by setting up the resource capacity settings.

    1. Open PWA>server settings>additional server settings. Update the resource capacity settings to include the period for which you want to run Resource contraint analysis

    2. Update also the schedule for update the Resource capacity now. Let it run in the next couple of minutes. You can of course check the queue to determine that the update has finished succesfully.

    3. Create a new portfolio analysis to make sure that the new Resource Capacity is taken into account.

    And by the way: it is possible to do Resource Contraint analysis on Project Schedules only, without having to have Resource Plans. The needed project capacity is based on the Calculate From setting in the Resource Plan, indicating to use the Resource Plan, The Project Plan, or the Project Planto specified date for determining the required resources.


    Marcel Visscher - EPM consultant at QS solutions.

    Marcel Visscher QS solutions

    Friday, March 23, 2012 9:54 AM