This article describes the FTE unit for allocations in Meisterplan.
- Managing Calendars in the Resource Pool
- FTE and Default Calendar
- FTE and Default Calendar in a Week with Public Holidays
- FTE and Other Calendars
See the Calendar, FTE and Availability/Capacity article for more examples.
Meisterplan displays resource capacities and workloads in hours, person days or full time equivalents (FTE).
The duration of one day in working hours is defined by the Person Day in Hours setting under Manage > General Settings.
One FTE expresses the sum of a resource's working hours during the considered period, e.g., in the course of a week. The actual amount of working hours encompassed by an FTE is therefore defined by the system's default calendar and that calendar's exceptions.
Managing Calendars in the Resource Pool
You can view and edit calendars and calendar exceptions and set the default calendar in the resource pool:
See the Managing Calendars article for details.
FTE and Default Calendar
The following example displays a default calendar for a 40 hour week. With this default calendar, an FTE amounts to 40 hours or 5 full person days in an arbitrary week without any public holidays:
FTE and Default Calendar in a Week with Public Holidays
In weeks with public holidays defined as calendar exceptions, an FTE amounts to less hours depending on the amount of public holidays in that week.
For example, in the week of christmas 2018 the following exceptions may be defined for the 24th through 26th of December, Monday to Wednesday respectively:
These exceptions substitute the default entries of 8 hours per day in the week they apply to, resulting in the following calendar for that week:
In this week, 1 FTE therefore corresponds to 20 hours less than in a week without public holidays, amounting to only 20 hours or 2,5 full person days.
Please note that the green capacity line displayed for a resource using the default calendar always corresponds to 1 FTE.
FTE and Other Calendars
Multiple calendars with varying working hours may be defined. If you are using multiple calendars, please note that the FTE unit always refers to the default calendar. For resources using other calendars, the workload is expressed in default calendar FTEs.
For example, for a resource using the following calendar, the workload during one week without public holidays corresponds to 48 hours and therefore to 48/40 hours = 1,2 FTE.
In a week with public holidays in the default calendar, the default calendar FTE which is used as the base unit is accordingly less.
For example, if the additional calendar had no public holidays during the christmas week of 2018 displayed in the above example, the workload during that week would amount to 48/20 hours ~ 2,4 FTE
If the additional calendar had 3 public holidays in the same week, the workload would only amount to 24/20 hours ~ 1,2 FTE.