Specifying Task Effort
Table 29. Availability - Legacy plans
All users, except for collaborators, can view and specify task effort unless it's restricted by their access role.
Enter task effort from:
The task’s date picker (the box that appears when you add a date to a task).
The recurrence window when making a task recurrent or editing the recurrence.
Effort is also visible on Reports. You can open Task view from Reports and edit effort from there.
Effort is displayed in hours and minutes; however, you can enter time in days (e.g., “8d”) and it’ll be automatically converted into hours.
Open Task view.
Click the three-dot menu in the upper right-hand corner of the task.
From the pop-up menu, select Make Recurrent (or Edit Recurrence if you want to add effort to a task with an existing recurrence).
Click the date picker.
Enable Effort by clicking the toggle at the lower right-hand corner of the date picker.
Change the effort type, if necessary.
Enter how much time the task should take, in the Effort field.
Change other recurrence settings if necessary and click Save.
The effort you specified in the recurrence settings is applied to all tasks in the recurrence. You can also set and edit effort individually for each recurrent task from the Task view.
When you clear the Effort cell, it disables the effort on a task. To avoid this, set the effort to 0 instead of deleting it.
Enter a value in the empty Effort cell to enable the Basic effort type for a task. You can change the effort type from the Task view if necessary.
If Flexible effort type is enabled, two values are displayed in the “Effort” field: the number of allocated hours and the total effort.
When you specify effort of Basic or Daily types in tasks that have job roles as assignees, effort is automatically equally distributed among users and job roles. For the Flexible effort type, job roles are not taken into account.