I notice a strange behavior of ms project when I use leveling resource. For example, I split the work of my team into two main activity (main task1, main task2); I added 6 task each of a duration of 3 days each. Then I add the project start date, for example, October 8, I assign a resource to the tasks, and I level my resource. The only constraint I put is "main task2" must start after "main task1". The project looks like the following:
Now I would like to report the status at 16 October, so I set status date 16/10 and then I received input from HD1 he worked 16h on task1 and 8h on task3. The remaining work for task1 and task3 remain the same as estimated at the beginning.
After updating the plan with "Update project" button, look like the following:
Now I would like to level HD1 and what I got is:
Task4 and Task5 are set before status day!!! But I would expect that all task are level after the status date not before?
Which are the right settings to enable such kind of behaviour?
More in general I have a plan where resource are shared with other higher prio activities on other projects and I would like to track how much time they are working on my project and how much time they spend on a single task. Have you think a different approach is better?
Thanks a lot for your help