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Author: Daryl Deffler

Daryl Deffler is currently employed by a large insurance company where he provides project management, project scheduling tool, process, and standards consulting for an enterprise project management office comprised of about 200 project managers. He has over 25 years in the IT project management field with experience managing small projects to large programs. During this time he has also developed and taught classes in both project management and scheduling tools such as Microsoft Project 2013, Primavera and ABT Workbench. He has been employed in the IT industry since 1979 in additional roles, including software development, technical support and management across mainframe, midrange and PC platforms.

Resource Leveling: The Complete Series, Part 2

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Join MPUG author...

Resource Leveling: The Complete Series, Part 1

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Join MPUG author...

Resource Leveling: Recommendations

Welcome to the final article in the “Resource Leveling” series. If you’ve read the prior articles, you may have noticed a lack of recommendations. I did that purposely to keep those ...

Resource Leveling: The Leveling Cycle

There’s an old joke: How do you eat an elephant? The answer is: one bite at a time. While the joke may be goofy, it illustrates an important concept. A step-by-step ordered approach can be used ...

Resource Leveling: It’s Time to Level Your Schedule

You’ve hit that magical point. Your knees are weak, you’re nervous and your palms are sweating. Yes, it’s time to level your schedule. But there’s different leveling buttons an...

Resource Leveling: Preparing to Level

Welcome back to our series on Resource Leveling! Thus far, we’ve been focused on the technical aspects of leveling, concentrated on establishing a core understanding of the leveling hierarchy, t...

Resource Leveling: Limitations

In prior articles I’ve reviewed how leveling determines which task to delay and the techniques Microsoft Project can use to resolve those allocations. In this article you learn about additional ...

Resource Leveling: Leveling Fields

Welcome back to our series on resource leveling! This article wraps up the core leveling functionality by examining the leveling fields available to: Override leveling options at a task or resource le...