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    Reduce Work Leads to Huge Delay (Project 2000)

    Dates, costs, list of tasks are fine. A few resources are overallocated. When I try to reduce any of several task hours by even one hour in a task, a huge delay (2 month) is created until the next one begins. To correct this, I go to Tools, Clear Leveling, and all tasks/people are back to normal (the way it was). What has happened? I don't want any leveling.

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    Re: Reduce Work Leads to Huge Delay (Project 2000)

    Have you turned on automatic leveling?
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    Re: Reduce Work Leads to Huge Delay (Project 2000)

    Yes, I unfortunately tried automatic leveling.
    Now, in order not to get the delays that any changes cause, I must "clear leveling." I will never do automatic leveling again. Looks like there is no way to eliminate it from a project once it has been activated.

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    Re: Reduce Work Leads to Huge Delay (Project 2000)

    That's my feeling about auto leveling too. I'm not keen on manual leveling either. Does anywho out there have a success senario with leveling?

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    Re: Reduce Work Leads to Huge Delay (Project 2000)

    Do you have an example file that you can send to my email? I would be more than happy to take a look at it and see what is happening, hopefully find a solution for you. I just need some visual aid of your situation.
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    Re: Reduce Work Leads to Huge Delay (Project 2000)

    Is it possible that you have a task calendar assigned to the tasks that are giving you problems? If so and you don't have schedule ignores resource calendar marked Project will look for the first time both the resource and task calendars meet and schedules the task for that time. Access the schedule ignores resource calendar option on the Advance tab of the Task Information dialog box. I hope that helps. Fay <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/flags/USA.gif border=0 alt=USA width=30 height=18>

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    Re: Reduce Work Leads to Huge Delay (Project 2000)

    When ever you edit (in, for instance, the task usage view) you are "manually" leveling your resources. I assume you are doing this. So in fact, since you "leveled" your resources when you go to resource leveling and clear the leveling it takes your manual leveling and puts it back to the default values you had. A few questions to clear up you project. First, is the overallocation really occuring or does it just look that way on paper? Second, i noticed that some of your tasks are scheduled with a specific duration and you must then be putting in the hours needed to work (effort estimating). Further I noticed that all of your tasks are fixed duration, non-effort driven. Therefore, I am assuming that you have a specific duration and no matter how many people you add, they are all expected to work the same hours to accomplish the tasks duration. This may be the reason for you overallocation and why you are having difficulty changing work hours.
    Anyway, I will continue looking at it...if you have any further info on why your project is set up this way it would help me further.

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    Re: Reduce Work Leads to Huge Delay (Project 2000)

    I have a copy of the project and there are no task calendars assigned. I did notice that you overallocation is only by 2-3% over from 100% What you can do to eliminate the overallocation is in the resource sheet make your resources available for Max Units of 105%. You would then not need to "level"

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