Project for the web : Tasks effort not linked to duration
We should be able to specify a effort on a tasks that is less than a working day without affecting the duration.
Example : I have a resource on my project that is shared with other teams. I only have him/her 2 hours a day, and this time for 10 working days is enough to complete the task. So I want to have a task with 10 working days duration with a total effort of 20 hours.
In the current state, if I indicate the duration, it will automatically change the effort to a full day work (80 hours), if I change the effort it will adjust the end date and the duration to the number of full day work it represents.
I love the product but this (and the resource management) are a big stopper for now.
For all new projects, you are now able to set Effort and Duration independently of each other for tasks with assignments. When Effort is set, Duration will not change.
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Any update on the status of the correction asked? Without it this product is useless....
Can you share when the development is due to be completed please? We currently cannot migrate across to MS Project without this.
This isn't completed. It is like the Word team saying they were going to add spell check into Word and marking it complete saying "Complete! Completely works on single word headings". Might be true, but doesn't actually address the users need.
Ominous silence from Microsoft. When MS marks an item "COMPLETED", even if the actual requirement was completely missed by the analysts working on it, does it mean it will never be revisited again and a new post is required?
Mikko Sorsa commented
I agree, this should not be marked complete.
Need effort to be decoupled from tasks with assignment AS well. (Like in Project Online manual schedule mode)
This should not be marked complete.
Need effort to be decoupled from tasks with assignment AS well
I'm also confirming the feature is not complete. The original request from Flo stated the business requirement well I think. It is very common for resources to be shared across projects. I am not sure why the requirement was interpreted as not linking effort and duration only when no resources are entered. In our experience project plans are a lot more effective when resources are specified :-) One of the things I really like about P4W is its simplicity and I don't want to bring in every feature MS Project has but not being able to partially assign resources is a show-stopper for us and I suspect many others. Maybe include an option to make a task "Fixed Duration"?
I confirm, it's still unusable in the current state... Please do something...
I confirm it is working for tasks with no assignements, but the issue still exist on tasks with assignements. So no, it's not completed sorry, it's still unusable in the current state sorry...
Michael Nunes commented
“ We’ve completed this work – you should see that effort & duration are no longer linked on tasks with no assignments!” Think the problem is with assignments also
Is it possible to see the roadmap for project for the web ? This development is not listed here :
David Lockie commented
Any update on progress of this feature? Thanks.
Hrvoje Kusulja commented
Probably, this is currently bug.
you should be able to have this scenario on task:
- effot total: 6 hours
- effort completed: 2 hours
- effort remaind: 4 hours
- duration: 15 hours
currently duration is linked to effort total, which is nonsense :P
I saw in the early tests that some tasks I've made had a effort value different for the duration, but I can't reproduce it. Is it something only I have? Is it a bug? If someone have the same issue, please let us know :)