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TASKS

Tasks in Projectricity are much more than action items with dates and guesses at percent-complete. They are a powerful resource management tool designed for collaboration with project managers reducing the need for special team member status reporting and unnecessary status meetings.  

Status is developed naturally as tasks progress across projects and the enterprise.


PROJECTRICITY TASKS

Effective task management is collaborative and goes beyond the basics. Tasks provide an opportunity to not just plan project work, but draw team members together to create a synergistic view of not just what needs to be done but how things are really going.

User entered percent complete estimates are notoriously unreliable to truly zero in on where a task actually is. Too many tasks seem to be 90% complete for the last 30% of the effort.  

There's a better way.

Using a simple and much more analytical approach, the estimated hours required to complete a task is calculated using actual hours and the estimated remaining hours. Team members think much more concretely when asked to provide the hours required to complete a task at a given point in time, without considering actual hours or the original estimate. Just what will it take to get it over the finish line from this point forward.

Projectricity tasks support the following types of tasks attributes:

  • Start date, due date, estimated complete date and actual complete date.
  • Estimated hours, actual hours.
  • Remaining Hours or "Estimate to Complete" (ETC) values
  • Automatically calculate Estimate at Completion (EAC), a much more realistic projection of the estimated effort in hours to really complete a task.
  • Automatically calculate the Percent of original Estimate to Complete (PERC). This provides a calculated percentage of the original estimate required to complete the task. With updated actual hours and ETCs, this provides an early warning indicator with increasing confidence as the task progresses.
  • Automatically calculated percent complete using actual hours and ETCs, to compare against user estimates of percent complete.
  • Two sets of task data values can be used, one working set of values maintained by the task assignee, and another set of approved values that each team member must meet.


COMMON TOOL FEATURES

Learn more about the common collaborative features most of the tools all share

CUSTOM REPORT VIEWS

The main screen in each tool is a powerful reporting interface allowing users to save custom views.

OBJECT LINKING

Link virtually any data item to any other for comprehensive project-wide traceability.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscribed users are automatically notified when an object is updated.

CHANGE HISTORY

The "before" and "after" value of each changed data field is recorded and is reportable.

DISCUSSION HISTORY

Record dated comments on any data item to capture all the details.

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