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Project Planning, Scheduling & Time Management Resource Leveling Lecture 10 - 11 Dr. Shahid Iqbal 1
Resource Leveling Less hands-on management is required May be able to use just-in-time inventory Improves morale Fewer personnel problems
Resource Leveling -- Continued When an activity has slack, we can move that activity to shift its resource usage May also be possible to alter the sequence of activities to levelize resources Small projects can be levelized by hand Software can levelize resources for larger projects Large projects with multiple resources are very complex to levelize
8–4 The Resource Problem Resources and Priorities Project network times are not a schedule until resources have been assigned. o The implicit assumption is that resources will be available in the required amounts when needed. o Adding new projects requires making realistic judgments of resource availability and project durations. Cost estimates are not a budget until they have been time-phased.
Project Planning Process
The Resource Problem (cont’d) Resource Smoothing (or Leveling) Involves attempting to even out varying demands on

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