I have been playing around with the timeline feature lately, trying to figure out if there is a way that I can create a scheduled timeline for my projects.
My team has been able to create numerous templates for all of our project types and they have been great to follow a particular process (in which we update all the time as we notice things that could be updated/changed). BUT the number one issue we have run into is being able to project a specific end date for the project that is realistic and allows us to keep up with client expectations. We know the basic amount of time each step of the process should take, but manually entering due dates gets tedious as we continue to add more and more projects. I’d like to automate this as much as possible.
I found a thread about working backward by setting the due dates in the templates and then when it’s replicated, just selecting everything in the timeline to the correct/most current dates. This is a great workaround but still flawed in my opinion since it doesn’t account for weekends being adjusted and the sheer fact that dragging seems inefficient as well. BUT it’s an option…
MY MAIN ISSUE that I’m dealing with is not being able to add subtasks to the timeline OR creating timelines for each subtask. We like to group some of the processes into subtasks so they all stay together. For example, if we get a specific project that requires we follow the same process for multiple items, we’re unable to project a timeline for everything since we can’t make timelines for each main task’s subtasks… Not sure I’m making sense - can add screenshots if necessary!
If anyone has any workaround for adding subtasks for timelines that would be amazing! OR if this can be added as a feature.