When you roll up individual tasks under a workspace record, and then link that record to a project schedule, you get a high level group with the tasks listed beneith it. This group can then be collapsed to make the Gantt chart much cleaner.
It would be helpful when adding "manual" (non-linked) tasks if there was a way to group these tasks so that they to can be closed and opened visually.
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.
The default text box in the initial view should be customizable or auto size to the text in it. I realize you can hover over it and see the fill value but it would be handy to see the whole thing to start
When creating a new row in a field that expects input, such as Title/Item in Project Management, give the field focus after I've clicked "create a new row..." This expedites creation process and leads user to next step.
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.