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Old 02-05-2015, 08:40 AM
sssb2000 sssb2000 is offline Question about leveling a project..... Windows XP Question about leveling a project..... Office 2007
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I think i understand the purpose of leveling in a project file....i'm currently setting up a level of effort estimate.
after finishing the schedule, i noticed that i have several tasks with overallocated resources....leveling all tasks should take care of this, i thought.

i clicked Level All (using MS Project 2013) and it took away all the resource conflicts, the total project dollar amount is the same, and the project is ending on the same date as before. great.....but then i noticed some of the tasks and their information being a bit odd:

for example, one of the tasks that was scheduled for 10 days, starting on 4/1 to 4/15 is now showing as 10 days, starting on 4/1 to 5/14, the cost of the task remaining the same.

can someone explain that for me please? why is it showing as 10 days, when the duration is clearly more? is it essentially saying that during the 4/1 to 5/14 time frame, 10 full days worth of work is being done?
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:40 AM
JulieS JulieS is offline Question about leveling a project..... Windows 7 64bit Question about leveling a project..... Office 2013
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If you have allowed tasks to be split during leveling, Project will take a task and "chunk" it into smaller pieces. As long as the task is not Fixed Duration, the splits (where the task is not working) will not count in the duration.
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Old 02-05-2015, 11:23 AM
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If you have allowed tasks to be split during leveling, Project will take a task and "chunk" it into smaller pieces. As long as the task is not Fixed Duration, the splits (where the task is not working) will not count in the duration.
understood.
thank you.
how does one allow or not allow a task to be split?
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:11 PM
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If you don't want project to split any task, you can remove the check from "Leveling can create splits" in the Resource Leveling options. If you only want some tasks not be split, add the "Leveling can split" field to a task view and change it to "no" for tasks you do not want split.
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