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- CURVE A: TIME-SMOOTHED

---CURVE B: MODIFIED TIME-SMOOTHED

CURVE C: INCREASED MANPOWER LEVEL

FIGURE 14-9. Linearly increased manpower loading.

department after time-smoothing. Curve B represents the modification to the time-phase curve to account for reasonable program manning and demanning rates. The difference between these two curves (i.e., the shaded area) therefore reflects the amount of money the contractor may have to forfeit owing to manning and demanning activities. This problem can be partially overcome by increasing the manpower levels after time-smoothing (see curve C) such that the difference between curves B and C equals the amount of money that would be forfeited from curves A and B. Of course, program management would have to be able to justify this increase in average manpower requirements, especially if the adjustments are made in a period of higher salaries and overhead rates.

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