I have a project with a bunch of tasks of 20 days each and each of those tasks is assigned to 1 of 4 full time resource. There are no scheduling dependencies so I am allowing Project to auto level these tasks as I allocate resources.
Projected out in this simple fashion, my project will not complete before my final deadline so I want to model the addition of new resources to the project.
When I add a resource with immediate availability it isn't an issue. Auto leveling works and, lo and behold, adding more resources completes my project earlier.
However if I try to set a resource with availability in the future (i.e., in the Resource Availability view for a new resource I have set them as 0% from "NA" to 31-Dec and then 100% available from 1-Jan to "NA"), when that resource is assigned to a task, Project changes the duration of that task to 0 days and allocates 0% of that resource to it.
In the later case I was expecting that the auto-leveling would either move the task to the first day of the resource availability or to mark them as over allocated when not available.
Am I missing something? How can I get a task assigned such that Project levels forward to the time when the resource is available?