You have 40 projects that are currently being worked on and have 50+ employees that are assigned to these projects. At any given time, each person can be assigned up to 40+ tasks with various deadlines. Viewing the workload tab will no longer be very useful at the parent level as there are far too many rows of tasks assigned to any single person.
What I have been toying with is creating a separate folder for resource allocation and cross tagging Parent tasks from several projects to said folder.
The Problem with the Solution:
The problem is that the subtasks will also automatically get cross-tagged. Is there a way to remove the cross tags from the subtasks?
Critical Information required for effective Resource Management:
1. Which projects are the employees assigned to?
2. What activity is being performed on any given day/week for projects by the employees?
3. How heavy is each employee's workload?
Ideal situation would be to get the answers for the above questions in the "Workload" tab in a user friendly way.
Other Workarounds (not ideal):
Companies can build a folder & project dedicated to resource allocation and create the same high level tasks on all projects there. The problem is that managing it will become very painful; there will be a lot of duplicate effort whenever there are resourcing and timeline changes.
I've spent some time reading the forums and have found a lot of documentation on requests/and or specific solutions. Please correct me if I'm wrong but the following is something that has already been requested:
Resource allocation via hours spreading over a specified date range. This is to say that if I create a task that requires 40 hours of work and have 20 days to accomplish said task, Wrike will be able to specify that 2 hours of the assigned employee's time for the 20 days will be spent on said task. Furthermore, should a PM decide to manager the employee's time on a more detailed level, they would be able to outline how many hours should be worked on said task on each particular day.
This will definitely be helpful in identifying how heavy someone's workload is.