Clausthal University of Technology
Project management in the present time is characterized by rapid advancements in many technologies, hardly calculable risks and very tight deadlines for nearly all kinds of projects. Planning and steering of projects under these conditions turns out to be a really tough job even for the most experienced project managers. To deal responsibly with project sponsors or customers, they must consider carefully the resources that are required to complete a project on time and within the estimated budget. As a consequence, the leveling of resources has faded into the focus of attention. Especially within the mid-term planning a deliberate resource allocation plan is important to avoid bottlenecks in the subsequent short-term resource planning or even during the execution of some project.