You can display the allocation and availability of your resources in the Resource Planner by Hours, FTE, or Cost.
For more information about calculating Costs in the Resource Planner, see Calculate costs in the Resource Planner.
“FTE” stands for Full Time Equivalent. It is a measure of time that represents the amount of hours dedicated to real work during a day or week for a user or job role.
The following sets of resource information are calculated differently in the Resource Planner:
The Available Hours or FTE values are calculated based on the way your System Administrator configures the Resource Management preferences in your system.
For more information about how the Available Hours and FTE values are calculated, see Calculate Available Hours or FTE for users and job roles in the Resource Planner.
For more information about defining the Resource Management preferences for the Adobe Workfront system, see Configure Resource Management preferences.
All other FTE values are calculated based on the System Default schedule.
For more information about how the all other values display in the Resource Planner when using FTE, see the section Calculate all other hour and FTE values for users and job roles in the Resource Planner in this article.
It is important to understand what the FTE is for each of your users and their job roles to accurately manage your resources as you are assigning them to work.
The Workfront administrator determines how the available time for a user is calculated by selecting to use one of the following in the Resource Management area in Setup:
For more information, see Configure Resource Management preferences.
You first have to calculate the user availability, and then you can calculate the availability of each of their job roles.
The availability of job roles in the Resource Planner takes into account the total availability of the user, and the Percentage of FTE Availability associated with each role of the user.
For more information about associating a Percentage of FTE Availability value with a job role for a user, see Edit a user’s profile.
For example, if the value of Available Hours for a user is 40 and they can fulfill one Primary Role for 75% of that time, and one Other Role for 25% of that time, the Resource Planner shows that the Available Hours value for the Primary Role for one week is 30 hours, and that the Available Hours value for the Other Role is 10 hours. In this case, the FTE for the Primary Role is 0.75 and the FTE for the other role is 0.25.
The total available time for the user is calculated by one of the two methods described in the Calculate the Available Hours and FTE for a user in the Resource Planner section in this article.
When viewing the Resource Planner in the Role View, the availability of one job role is a total of the availability of all users who can fulfill that job role.
For more information about availability of resources in the Resource Planner, see the Resource Planner overview.
The following table illustrates how the Available Hours and Available FTE are calculated for the user in the Resource Planner, depending on which method is used by the system administrator for the FTE calculation in the Resource Management Preferences.
For this example, we are using the following numbers:
|Method for FTE Calculation (System Setting)||Hours from User’s Schedule||Hours from the Default Schedule||User FTE field||Available Hours in the Resource Planner||Available FTE in the Resource Planner|
|The Default Schedule||Ignored||40||0.75||30 (calculated)||0.75|
|The User’s Schedule||20||40||Ignored||20||0.5 (calculated)|
Schedule exceptions and time off might affect the amount of Planned Hours or FTE. For more information, see Configure Resource Management preferences.
In addition to the Available Hours or FTE, the following time information is also displayed in the Resource Planner:
For more information about these values see Overview of hours, FTE, and cost information in the Project and Role views of the Resource Planner
For more information about what this value represents see Overview of hours, FTE, and cost information in the Project and Role views of the Resource Planner.
You can display the same information in the Resource Planner as FTE or as hours.
Workfront uses the following formula to display all other values as FTE in the Resource Planner:
FTE = Resource Planner Hours/ Default Schedule Hours
The schedule of the user is ignored when calculating the FTE for all values except for the Available (AVL) FTE values, in the Resource Planner. Only the Default Schedule is taken into account for the calculation.
This calculation applies for the following values: