Manual mode tasks
Please allow tasks to be scheduled in “manual mode” allowing for Project Managers to define start and finish date without auto calculating the effort.
This is currently rolling out.
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.
At present it is very confusing for users.
The usual/most common situation we have is that we want to be able to say when it needs to be completed and how many hours it takes. We then figure out on our own how many hours a day we will then work on it. Some days we might put in more than a full day. Other days less. If we need more people to help we will add them to the task.
The next most common case would be having the system tell us when we will be done.
If we change how much work we think something is we never want the end date to change by default that is just really frustrating. It makes us want to go back and use excel as we can control what that does.
Can we please have that feature, it is crucial for next steps with Project for the web?