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.
About Nenad Trajkovski
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Occupation: Project Manager
Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT
He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!