What Resource leveling really is….
Automated leveling as part of Resource leveling
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 leveling 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 leveling 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.
There is the need for you to be cautious when carrying out Resource Leveling for a particular project. You need to consider the skills of your resources which is more paramount than any other factors. You must be able to analyse the performance of your team member and decide on who need to assist who when it comes to transferring resources and assigning them to different task put in place for the project.
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