Future Load

Future load graph shows how loaded your resources will be in the future based on active projects in your project environment. If your resources get overloaded, you have a potential bottleneck that is going to affect your project flow and may even overload other resource groups by blocking certain tasks long enough for them to pile up. Future load lets you see where this potential bottleneck may occur and lets you take precautionary measures.

Future load graph showing load for several resource groups

The  graph has two axes “Date” and “FTE” (Full-time equivalent) and displays information for the selected resource groups or users from the “Resource Groups” list area on the right.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) is a unit that indicates the workload of the employee in a way that makes workloads or class loads comparable across various contexts. An FTE of 1.0 is equivalent to a full-time work day based on your preferences, 8 hours by default per worker in a resource group.