Project Management

MSP_LEVELING

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MSP_LEVELING eases the burden of Project Managers
who generate and maintain schedules using Microsoft Project.


MSP_LEVELING is a two-in-one product:
  1.   Schedule Quality Checking          
  2.  Automatic Resource work-hour Leveling

Resource Leveling is best suited for computers to perform because the
inherent complexity of doing it manually is very time consuming.

MSP_LEVELING'S Advanced Capabilities include:

1)       Schedule QUALITY Inspection

2)       Weekly % TARGETS (input form) --  The Project Manager defines
 the Max % Allowed for any Resource, for any Week in the Project.

3)       HEAT Maps -- Color coded reports that Identify which resources are 
Over-Allocated versus your Weekly % Targets.

4)       Improvement Diagnostic-- A Pre-Level Heat Map that supports your ability to minimize Leveling Delays before you Level.

5)       Automatic Leveling -- Ensures that resource work-hours do not exceed your (inputted) Weekly % Targets.
Uses 'Gantt-visible' leveling delay methodology (no confusion).

6)       Scenario Capture Capability -- ability to capture key information
that can be reviewed with management for approvals

 


Is MSP_LEVELING for you?
... PRODUCT CAPACITIES
Approximately 90-95% of Project Managers will find that MSP_LEVELING fits their needs. 
MSP_LEVELING’s capacities are as follows:

1)       Week-by-Week Leveling
The vast majority of users want to level Week-by-Week.

2)       1000 tasks maximum per project
 The vast majority of projects have less than 1000 tasks.
 Larger projects can be  accommodated simply by 
.breaking the project into subprojects and creating a Master File.

3)       250 Resources maximum per project

4)       MS Project's Standard Schedule -- used for leveling

5)        Paste-links are not allowed
 Paste-links can be translated into predecessors.
 Not a problem -- unless  Hammock Tasks are required.

6)       Task calendars and Resources calendars are not used  
 MSP-LEVELING provides an alternative (better) method of defining Task
 and Resource availability via its Weekly % Availability input Form.

 

Licenses

 Each computer must be licensed separately.  Licenses are good for 1 year.
The typical license fee for each computer is $199 (or less with special offers).
If more than 10 licenses are needed then volume discounts apply
(please contact ARA for volume license rates).

 

Categories

Agile
Application Lifecycle Management
Budgeting and Forecasting
Change Management (Version Control)
Collaboration
Document Management
Enterprise Portfolio Management
Expense Tracking
File Sharing
Issue Tracking
Metrics Tracking
Process Management
Professional Services Automation
Program Management
Project Accounting
Project Management
Project Portfolio Management
Reporting
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Risk Management
Scheduling
Service Management
Time Keeping
Workflow Management
Workforce Management

Features

Action Item Tracking
Approval/Workflow Management
Archiving Processes
Archiving Templates
Assignment Tracking
Benefits Documentation and Tracking
Best Practices Management
Billing & Chargeback Tracking
Budgeting & Forecasting
Change/Version Management
Collaboration
Custom User Interface
Customizable Fields
Customizable Functionality
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export to MS Excel
Data Import/Export to MS Project
Document Management
Email Integration
Estimating
Executive Dashboarding
Expense Tracking
Fault Management
File Sharing
Gantt Charting
Issue Management
Knowledge Management
Legacy System Integration
Methodology/Process Management
Metrics Management
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Percent-Complete Tracking
Pert Charting
Portfolio Management
Progress Tracking
Project Accounting
Project Estimating
Project Template Customization
Project Template Integration
Project Workflow
Quality Management
Records Management
Reporting (Financial)
Reporting (Progress)
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Risk Management
Scheduling
Software Development Kit
Task Management
Template Customization Support
Time Tracking
Total Cost Tracking
Workforce Management

Platforms

Linux/Unix
Mac
Open Source
Other
Software as a Service
Windows

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