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What Is a Resource Histogram in Project Management?

Megan Keup
Publication date:
October 21, 2021
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What Is a Resource Histogram in Project Management?

A resource histogram is a statistical tool used to manage resources in project management. It is a historical bar chart diagram that defines a resource allocation schedule and can be used to determine resource availability. Resource histograms have a horizontal axis that shows the range or value of gaps between variables, and a vertical axis that represents the number of times that the interval occurred. According to the American Society of Quality (ASQ), the histogram is the most commonly used quality tool. It can also be used to schedule, assign and track resources, tasks and more.

Project management software almost always has a Gantt chart, which is one of the key resource planning and project scheduling tools used by project managers. ProjectManager is a cloud-based software that takes Gantt charts further than traditional project management tools. Resource histograms are important tools for resource allocation, as they can help project managers figure out how profitable a particular activity is, monitor different processes, and determine which part of the project might benefit from added resources or is overallocated. They are static and have to be generated each time to see where resources are. Project management software is a more dynamic tool.


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Megan Keup
What Is a Resource Histogram in Project Management?
October 21, 2021
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