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Big picture gantt - resource leveling and update start date

Hi,

I started working with bigpicture and really like the usability in terms of ability to create a structure of tasks and define the scope of a version. then I started trying to do real planning and I could not find two things:

1. The ability to do resource leveling - meaning - the same person cannot work on different issues at the same time, I would expect the system to plan each assignee's tasks such that they would only work on a single task at any given time

 

2. the ability to update the start date of the entire project. we have a lot of tasks that have not even began and it still plans them to November.... all our tasks are on "auto - bottom up" mode. so I thought they would be adjusted automatically somehow

 

Am I missing anything? or is that something that has to be done manually. is the automatic mode only for dependencies?

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Hello Ron

ad 1. (...) resource leveling (...) I would expect the system to plan each assignee's tasks such that they would only work on a single task at any given time

Not that this is an ideal solution, but the Resources module lets you visually control if any assignee works on more than one task at a time, such as Angela Hambleton, in the screen capture, below, who has four tasks. At the same time, Colin Firenze has just one.

bigpicture-resource-planning-with-tasks.png

 

ad 2. the ability to update the start date of the entire project

BigPicture Home screen (Overview) > Configuration (or Edit)

bigpicture-overview-change-project-start-end-dates.png

Hi, thanks for this clarification, however this is not enough, resource leveling is a long process when done manually. what I need is an automatic way to do it.

Regarding the project start date - that should be done automatically by a press of a button. if it's July, and there are uncompleted tasks still scheduled for June, I would expect to have a button that will move these to be starting at the current date at least....

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