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Chapter 8. Dealing with Resource Overall... > Resolving Overallocations Using Leve...

Resolving Overallocations Using Leveling Delay or Redistribution

If you are using resources on your projects (not everyone does), resolving overallocations is one of the most important things you will do to keep your schedule in a realistic state. Anyone can just assign resources here and there without paying attention to allocation levels, but this creates schedules that are impossible to achieve and thus practically useless. Making sure that your resources are not overallocated is a key part of managing your schedule. This section covers how to find overallocations and how to deal with them through leveling delay or work redistribution.

Resolving an Overallocation by Adding Leveling Delay

Examine the slack for the task in question.

Decide whether there is enough slack, or whether delaying the project is acceptable to resolve the overallocation.

Delay the task by adding the required number of days in the Leveling Delay field.

The 8-hour assignment and the task's Gantt bar move out by the number of days entered in the Leveling Delay field.

The green line represents the number of days of leveling delay for the task.

This change resolves all overallocations for the resource, as the name is no longer in red.


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