Project Plan Module
The Project Plan module adds planning features on top of the Project module.
An allocation links together an employee, a task and a percentage. It defines which part of his time the employee should dedicate to this task.
The Work model is extended to support planning features:
Tasks dependencies: Each work may have predecessor and successors. Predecessor and successor must share the same parent project.
tasks leveling, I.E. automatically delay some task to avoid overallocation of resources.
Early Start and Late End computation: If Constraint Start and Constraint End are set on a work, on its parent work or on one of the predecessors/successors, the Early Start and Late End dates (but also Late Start and Early Finish dates) are computed automatically.
Resource allocation: Each task may allocate one or more resource (I.E. a certain amount of time of an employee).
The Task Leveling wizard allow to level a group of tasks to avoid eventual overallocation of resources, It will delay some tasks depending on task precedencies and task sequences.