I have a MS Project task to which I want to assign both dayshift and nightshift resources.
The project has a 24hr calender, the dayshift resource have a 6a-6p calendar, and nights use a 6p-6a calendar. The resources are not equally staffed as there are 6 workers on days and 2 workers on nights. I am using fixed work, auto-scheduled tasks.
This issue is when I assign resources, project equally devides the work between resources even though they are unequally staffed. i.e. a 100mn-hrs (work) task is divided such that the day crew and the night crew must each accomplish 50mn-hrs.The Resource Usage page shows the 6-man day crew finishing 50hours of work on the first shift and never coming back. The 2 night shift guys then spend the next 2-1/2 shifts doing their 50hours. The task gets done faster if I only use the dayshift crew - which isn't correct.
Like any project manager, I want the task to be completed as soon as possible. How do I set up this task correctly to have Project utilize the shifts to their maximum capacity?