How to resolve resource issues? Smoothing and Levelling

Subscribe to our courses and get 50% discount. See more below.

0:38 – Resource allocation
1:17 – Resource Utilisation per period
2:00 – Identification of overutilization
3:17 – Resolving the utilization of activities G and H
4:55 – Conclusions

Once we have determined the Early Start, Early Finish, Late Start, and Late Finish, we can create the Gantt chart in Early Start and add the resource utilization to the activities and the Gantt. Adding the percentage of utilisation per time period and for all resources, we can identify where the resources are over-allocated.
Based on the information and the slack of the activities, we have to evaluate if we can resolve the resource over-utilization using smoothing or levelling. In the case of smoothing, we can redistribute the activities without changing the duration fo the project. In the other case, where we cannot resolve the issues using the slack, we have to move critical path activities and extending the project duration.
Once all issues have been resolved for all resources, we obtain the final start and finish times of the activities which is basically the schedule baseline of the project.

More about our online courses:

Apply our Voucher for 50% discount of public price:


Project Management Basics
Learn the basics about projects and project management in this 14.5-hour course and get yourself a head start over your colleagues and peers

Fast Track to Earned Value Management
Get a quick overview of how earned value management works and how you can use it for your projects. Understanding EVM will give you a clear advantage over other project managers.

Quality for Operations and Project Managers
Quality is a very important issue in operations management but also in project management. Understanding the principles of quality, the tools and the applications will ensure that your projects are providing the expected quality and your stakeholders will be very satisfied.

Introduction to time value of money
Financial parameters are very import when considering the financial viability of the project. Understand the principle of time value of money, compounded interest and discover the main financial parameters that you can use to evaluate the financial performance of your project like PBT, ROI, NPV, and IRR.

PMP Preparation
Prepare for your PMP Certification with this preparation course. You will also get access to our set of exam questions once you subscribe.

Subscribe to this channel for more Project Management, Financial and Business content and leave a comment below if you have any questions.


Home Page

Follow me on FB for more Project Management tips and tricks:

#PMP #ProjectManagement #DeCeusterAcademy

Welcome Back

Pick Up Where You Left Off