You may also need to factor in the availability of nonperson resources such as supplies, equipment and facilities. To do this, create a nonperson availability sheet similar to previous example:
|WBS||Activity||Resource needed||Time in hours||Date (s) needed|
||80||4 to 29 April|
|4.2||Brochure review meeting||
|4.3||Make copies of draft brochure||
Now that you have an idea of your resource requirements and their availability, go back to your Gantt chart. You might need to re-adjust it in order to take into account your team members’ or other nonperson resources’ availability.
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