Level resource allocation error

Discussion in 'Project' started by kimscheffer, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. kimscheffer


    Mar 21, 2017
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    Hi All,

    I keep having the same problem with MS Project and I was wondering if you could help?

    I'm not able to resolve the resource allocation error/ notification while levelling and thus not able to reseolve the over-allocation of the resource. Somehow MS. Project is planning more than my daily 8 hrs on certain days. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I checked a previous related post but could not solve the problem... Hope you can help :)

    My project:

    • I'm the only resource (so far) with Max Units of 75% (want to keep 25% as a buffer)
    • I have set the working hours at 40hrs per week, 8hrs per day (under options)
    • I have used the standard calendar and filled in my working time
    • There are tasks with a constraint type as I want some only to occur on a specific date (e.g. re-current meetings). These are not linked to the critical path
    • I have set no priorities
    • I have allocated 25% Units per task as I want to gradually complete the task.
    • "Type" used is fixed work
    • All tasks are auto scheduled

    For levelling I have tried:

    • Level calculations automatic and manual
    • Levelling options day by day and week by week
    • All the levelling orders except for "level manually scheduled tasks"

    Is there something I should or should not do?

    Appreciate your help! Thanks in advance!


    kimscheffer, Mar 21, 2017
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  2. kimscheffer

    Jonathan Law

    Apr 12, 2017
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    hard to say without seeing the project data. you can see which tasks are causing the over allocation by looking at the view resource usage or task usage displays. I suspect it is your tasks with constraint dates that are causing the problem.
    Jonathan Law, Apr 12, 2017
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