Resource Leveling enables you to resolve most overallocations with the push of a button. Once enabled, Structure.Gantt will identify instances of overallocation and automatically delay certain tasks to give you a realistic picture of when they can be completed.
In the above example, tasks with the Leveling Delay icon were delayed to solve the overallocation seen in the first screenshot.
Leveling is a resource-intensive operation. It may take several seconds to dozens of minutes to complete, depending on a variety of factors, including the number of items in a structure, number of resources, number of dependencies, etc.
To start Resource Leveling, click the Resource Leveling button in the Structure.Gantt toolbar.
You can then select which resource(s) Resource Leveling should be applied to (or select All Resources) and choose the leveling option you want to apply.
The following leveling options are available:
When you click Run Leveling, Structure.Gantt will review your allocation chart to identify every instance of overallocation.
When it identifies that a resource is overallocated, it will delay some of the tasks to the future, based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
To remove leveling delays and return tasks to their original schedule:
|If you are unsure which tasks have leveling delays and want to remove all delays, make sure all "Include" options are checked.|
The amount of time between the original schedule and the new schedule is called the Leveling Delay. You can view or adjust a task's Leveling Delay in the Task Details panel.
To remove an individual task's leveling delay, simply clear the value in this field.
Leveling Delay values are stored in Structure.Gantt storage. They have no effect on Jira.
Leveling Priority allows you to give a higher weight to certain tasks, making them less likely to be moved when Resource Leveling is run. Leveling Priority can be assigned through Gantt configuration | Resources, or adjusted for individual tasks via the Task Details Panel.
Changes made to the Leveling Priority are not applied until after the current leveling is reset and a new leveling operation is run.
If a formula is used for Leveling Priority in the Gantt configuration, any changes to an individual task's priority via the Task Details Panel will be stored inside Structure.Gantt storage.
On larger structures, the leveling process can take dozens of minutes. It is possible to stop an in-progress leveling operation, when necessary. To do so, find and click the Leveling Progress indicator below the Gantt Chart. In the progress pop-up, click Stop Leveling.
|Only the user who initiated the leveling process or a Jira admin can stop an in-progress leveling operation.|