today I will explain Leveling Gantt view and Leveling Delay field in MS PROJECT 2019, which are rarely used.
I will crate a simple Project with two resources and they both are going to be overallocated:
As you can see John and Mary are both overallocated. Notice this:
- Task 1: Start date 27.08, Finish date 28.08
- Task 2: Start date 29.08, Finish date 30.08
- Task 3: Start date 27.08, Finish date 27.08
- Task 4: Start date 28.08, Finish date 30.08
Now, I will Level all resources like this:
and I will get:
Notice that, after leveling, Start and finish dates are:
- Task 1: Start date 28.08, Finish date 29.08 e.g. Task is moved 1 day
- Task 2: Start date 02.09, Finish date 03.09 e.g. Task is moved 3 days
- Task 3: Start date 27.08, Finish date 27.08 e.g. Task is not moved
- Task 4: Start date 28.08, Finish date 30.08 e.g. Task is not moved
I will now use Leveling Gantt:
Finally I will get:
As you can see Leveling Delay field for Task 1 is 1 eday, and for Task 2 3 edays. Notice that delay is expressed in elapsed days!
On the right part of this view you can see original values – before leveling (marked yellow), and new values (blue lines ) – after levelling.
This view is very useful. Why? Because after leveling maybe the result will not be what you wanted or expected, and you can compare those two (old and new) values here.