I’ve run across this issue and was curious how others are dealing with it.
I am trying to do resource planning and project prioritization. For us a “project” could be one task… I want to be able to take a new project - find time in the calendar for this task and assign it to a team member. Basically find blocks of time I can insert new work into.
The challenge I have is that if I’m looking at the calendar or even the timeline the dates are generally due dates and they show on the calendar/timeline as a due date. So we can’t say I’m working on this task Monday-Wed and its due Friday - don’t schedule anything for me Monday-Wed…
The two options I think I have are create hundreds of projects with a due date and create tasks that have date ranges to represent days the work will be performed. As I mentioned, our “projects” are tend to be one or two tasks that can take a day or two to complete - so this isn’t optimum.
The second option is to create a task (with a due date) and sub tasks to represent the blocks of time when the work will get done - this doesn’t seem optimum either.
What I’d like to see is a task can have a due date AND a date range to perform the work
I think that solves my scenario.
Anyone have similar challenge?