Adding Project Management items in the Project Management tab is tedious at times. Being able to add project items through scripting would allow an automated procedure involving less time consumption and tedious routine work.
At the moment its very easy to flood the 'My Outstanding Work' area of the home page with Items which aren't actually related to the user. It devalues the use of the 'My Outstanding Work' section & over time conditions the user to ignore it all together.
I understand there are ways to control this. However, it needs to be dramatically simplified, i.e: achieving this behaviour without the need for scripting.
I was experimenting with adding items to the Project Management tab and having added a start date, I moved to adding finish dates. It would enhance the usability, reduce errors and save time if the calendar interface for the finish date started with the start date (or at least the month of the start date) so you can then pick from there. It isn't a problem if the start date is today or in the near future, but if the start date is not for a couple of months, then it would just save having to click through ahead a month or 2,3 4 etc from the calendar which currently comes up with today's date as default.
There is a validation check to stop you being able to save a task as ending before it has begun, but obviously that then takes more time to correct, which could have been avoided if the calendar steered things this way to start with.
In Project Management it would be very useful if the Timeline could be formatted (configured) to do the following;
- Display the timeline by day, week or month depending on users's requirement
- Add a scroll bar to scroll through the project if required (i.e. if a project is running for a year but the timeline is displayed in days then the user would need to be able to scroll through the timeline horizontally)
- Add an option to display certain days (e.g. weekends or organisation holidays) as greyed out
- Change the 'light grey on white' colour scheme to something more high contrast
- Make it easier to print a copy of the Gantt chart
I want to overlay two report types - Stacked and Line charts. My reason is that I want to create a chart of "hours needed" for all projects company wide by month for an entire year (hence a stacked chart) but I want to overlay available man hours on top of that so I can visually see where I'm short workers.
Having visibility into future labor needs is critical for senior management as our hiring cycle can take months.
It would be very helpful to have workflow on a revision controlled object. This would enable us to control and track the development of items. Today we create a task in the tasks workspace and link it to the revision controlled item that work needs to be done on. On the change order we then track the progress of the tasks and only allow the CO to progress if all tasks are compete. It would be great to have workflow on the working version that would allow the steps to develope the item to be followed witout having to create a seperate record inorder to track it.