Resource Leveling is used in Project management to analyse the schedule model of a Project. The use Resource Levelling in a Project allows the Project manager to readjust the project so that people are not over allocated for the project.
The concept of Resource Levelling is also used to address scheduling activities when critical resources are only available for a limited time.
Resource levelling is normally done after the critical path has been initially identified. The critical path frequently changes as a result of resource levelling. Resource levelling tools are found in many types of project management softwares.
When you check most of the project management softwares that you can find around, you will notice that some of them can perform it. Automated levelling always pushes the project out of completion date by extending the finishing date. Resource may also be reallocated to work at times that are inappropriate due to other constraints found on the project.
Resource Smoothing is a resource levelling technique that involves rescheduling activities in a project to ensure that appropriate resources are allocated to each activity. Resource smoothing does not create a delay in the project completion date, it only allow for delay in activities based on the level of float in the project.
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