project leader often doesn’t know exactly how long will each task take to complete, so right now, before he sets up the timeline, he has to ask each team member, how long does he expects to do, memorize it and then figure out the timeline of task. Much better workflow would be: project leader creates the tasks and assign it to team members, they update the tasks with expected durations and then project leader will map them to timeline. Right now, when you drag&drop tasks, it always thinks as one task = one week
We are looking for the same thing. The actual dates in which we schedule a task depend on the duration, so we need to define the tasks duration first, and only afterwards to place them in the calendar/timeline. Any suggestion how we can do it?
We also would like this feature. The ability to set the duration of sub-tasks as a way of helping the project manager schedule the proper amount of time for main tasks would be an added bonus.