Resource LevelingLess hands-on management is requiredMay be able to use just-in-time inventoryImproves moraleFewer personnel problems
Resource Leveling -- ContinuedWhen an activity has slack, we can move that activity to shift its resource usageMay also be possible to alter the sequence of activities to levelize resourcesSmall projects can be levelized by handSoftware can levelize resources for larger projectsLarge projects with multiple resources are very complex to levelize
8–4The Resource ProblemResources and PrioritiesProject network times are not a schedule until resources have been assigned.oThe implicit assumption is that resources will be available in the required amounts when needed.oAdding 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