How to Level Resources / Resource Leveling without changing Project Finish date in Primavera P6

Normally when we Level Resources, Primavera will delay an activity so that Resource is not overloaded. It can make Project Finish date delay.

How can we make Project Finish date not delay? I’ll show you how to do it in this article.

We have a simple project with 2 activities assigned Resource A and 2 activities assigned Resource B.

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If we do Level Resource now, Primavera will delay 1 activity of Resource A and 1 activity of Resource B. And the Project Finish date will change because activity of Resource A is on critical path.

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How about we tell Primavera that it should only delay activity which is not on critical path.

So we will Go to Level Resource, Check on “Level resources only within activity Total Float”

“Preserve minimum float when leveling = 0” mean after Level Resource, activity still have Total Float larger than 0. Otherwise Primavera will not move those activities.

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Now Primavera only delay activity of Resource B. And the Project Finish date does not change.

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So Primavera help you to automatically solve overloaded problem for activity which is not in critical path.

For those which is on critical path, you will manually solve it.

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Author: Khuong Do

Khuong Do is a Project Planner in Civil, Transportation and Oil & Gas Industry. He has worked as a Primavera Consultant Specialist since 2006 . He holds a Civil Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Information Management System. Now he is working in Petronas RAPID project, one of the biggest Refinery and Petrochemical complex, in Pengerang – Malaysia.

15 thoughts on “How to Level Resources / Resource Leveling without changing Project Finish date in Primavera P6”

  1. Hi

    thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to see your Blog on ”S” curve and earn value.

    cheers

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  2. Hi,
    I like your way of explanation about P6. it is very easy to understand every one. Thanks for posting such interesting things from P6.

    Please post how to assign resources in one simple construction project (engineering, procurement, construction and testing & commissioning) in P6. it would be helpful for me.

      1. In 8.3 i dont find that, will you please guide? And is there any short-way to pull your plan percent & dates back OR adjust new dates but must equal to activity percentage %….???

        Please help

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