Resource Leveling and the Resource Critical Path

Past articles in this series have explored resource-constrained project scheduling using simulation.  In this article, we will demonstrate these concepts using an  unleveled project schedule.  The steps to be demonstrated are:

  • Use simulation to identify the distribution of resource-feasible schedules
  • Use simulation to estimate the average duration of resource-feasible schedules
  • For a unique resource-feasible schedule, use simulation to identify the resource critical path or paths associated with that schedule

The last item resolves the issue of phantom float, as well.  Continue reading “Resource Leveling and the Resource Critical Path”