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Resource Leveling: Resolution Options

In prior articles, we’ve talked about two of the three resource leveling components. The first component, leveling mechanics, defines what will be leveled and when leveling will occur. The second component, leveling hierarchy is a decision tree for defining the tie-breaker aspects of leveling. In other words, it determines which task stays put and which…

Resource Leveling: The Leveling Hierarchy, Part 2

Last time I introduced the concept of the “leveling hierarchy” and examined the first three hierarchy levels: Priority 1000, Manual and Started Tasks. In this article, we review the remainder of the leveling hierarchy. As a reminder, all of the examples I present look for overallocations on a “Day by Day” level with the scheduling…

Resource Leveling: The Leveling Hierarchy, Part 1

Last time we examined resource leveling mechanics for Microsoft Project. This time, we look at the leveling hierarchy. And because it’s a BIG topic that can easily overwhelm, I’m breaking it into two “bite-sized” articles. Overallocation Types As a refresher, an overallocation is a situation where a project resource is scheduled to work more than…

Resource Leveling: Leveling Mechanics

Resource leveling is comprised of three components, and you need knowledge of all three to understand leveling in Microsoft Project. Leveling mechanics define the “what” and “when” aspects of leveling. Leveling hierarchy defines the tiebreaker aspects of leveling — which task wins (stays put) and which one loses (has to move). Resolution options define “how”…

Resource Leveling: Problem Indicators

Who doesn’t like a good mystery movie? They’re chockful of timelines, inter-related events and lots of clues that, when understood, help the viewer arrive at a solution. These same attributes can also describe an uncooperative project schedule. But while a good mystery is entertaining and goes great with popcorn, a project schedule that won’t schedule…

Resource Leveling: Scheduling vs. Leveling

“Don’t click the level button — it messes up your schedule.” How many times have you said this or heard it? If I had a nickel for each time I’ve heard this over the course of 25-plus years, well, let’s just say I’d be a wee bit closer to a comfortable retirement. There’s a truth…

Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts

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:  This session will walk the attendee through 9 practices that are sure to be problematic. Topics will include but are not limited to: Including summary tasks in project sequencing; Assigning…

Certificate Series: Managing a Resource Constrained Project – Session 3

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Download the files used in this session   Event Description This unique event being presented by MPUG will provide the opportunity for you to be a part of a three-part,…

Certificate Series: Managing a Resource Constrained Project – Session 2

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Watch session 3 Download the files used in this session   Event Description This unique event being presented by MPUG will provide the opportunity for you to be a part…

Certificate Series: Managing a Resource Constrained Project – Session 1

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Watch session 2 Download the files used in this session Event Description This unique event being presented by MPUG will provide the opportunity for you to be a part of a…

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