What can we help you with?

e.g. Gantt chart, Creating tasks, Sharing folders

Blog

Critical Path Enhancements

8 comments

  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Serge S.

    Hi Christopher! Thank you very much for posting your suggestions here. We're currently working on Timeline View enhancements and your feedback comes right on time. :)

    I'd really appreciate if you clarify your use case for us to better understand and address your business needs. What do you use Critical Path for and what would you like it to show ideally and how?

    Serge S. Community Team at Wrike ๐ŸŒŽDiscover... Wrike Discover and become a Wrike expert. Click here to get started

    Is this helpful? 0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Christopher Simo

    Hi Serge,

    Our project leadership (which includes executives from both ITย and business) wants to see the critical path of our project. ย The use case is to communicate the discrete set of tasks which comprise the critical path to anย executive audience. ย Ideally the tasks would show dates, dependencies and assignments. ย Currently Wrike calculates a critical path by clicking on the critical path button in the timeline view. ย Non-critical path tasks are "grayed" out. ย Thus our only current option to show the critical path in Wrike isย to bring up the timeline view and scroll up and down the timeline to see the critical path. ย Not very user friendly or effective in a meeting setting. ย Moreover this option is not available in the shared timeline view.

    Thus my 3 enhancement requests above. ย Flagging critical path tasks that can be used to filter the table view or in reports would go a long way to solve our issues here.

    Thanks for your consideration!

    regards,

    Chris

    ย 

    ย 

    ย 

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Serge S.

    Chris, this is great! Thanks a lot for elaborating on your use case.

    Serge S. Community Team at Wrike ๐ŸŒŽDiscover... Wrike Discover and become a Wrike expert. Click here to get started

    Is this helpful? 0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Sรฉbastien CREST

    We also have the same problem with critical path.

    When we build our project planning (which can be 100 tasks), we have to optimize the dependencies knowing the critical path. The actual feature does not allow us to clearly work on it. It would be great to be able to filter out the task that are not on the critical path. Also a field that indicates the tasks on the critical path in the table view would be great !ย 

    Regards,ย 

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Justin Kronk

    I was asked to add my comments on the critical path to this thread. I would agree with Chris and Sebastien. One item I would add would be able to see the near critical paths as well. When developing a true schedule based on dependencies and duration you must be able to validate it some how and by clearly seeing the critical path and near critical path task you can verify they are correct with the different teams. My schedules can be any where from 100 task to 1000 task depending on the complexity of the project so the timeline view is not conducive to properly analyze a schedule.ย 

    Regards,

    Justin

    Is this helpful? 3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Megan O'Malley

    (Edited )

    Iโ€™m in the same situation of having many tasks and ease of finding Critical Path with the critical path features. If all critical path tasks could be highlighted, not just highlighted on a GANTT chart, it would be a better project management product.

    Current old timeline critical path only highlights critical path tasks. Itโ€™s difficult to find them when your project is 100+ lines and your screen resolution only allows so much to be viewed at a time on the GANTT chart. By highlighting the task itself in table view, list view, and timeline view, It would allow clear direction and provide an accurate pulse of the project.

    If critical path tasks can be identified in the analysis reports, scarce resources will know what to spend their time focusing on.

    Is this helpful? 2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Stephanie Westbrook

    @Thread Hi everyone! We just released a new version of Critical Path to the Timeline View. This was important to a lot of teams so can't wait to hear what you think of the updated version. Check out our release post on the feature and let us know if you have any questions!

    Stephanie Westbrook Community Team at Wrike ๐ŸŒŽDiscover... Wrike Discover and become a Wrike expert. Click here to get started

    Is this helpful? 0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Spot On! ๐Ÿ‘ Innovative Approach ๐Ÿ’ก Stellar Advice ๐Ÿ’ช
    Avatar
    Marcus Bronsord

    What I would like to see is to easily add critical path to a task without having to use dependencies/ predecessors. A simple checkbox and color change to the task on the Gantt chart would be awesome. Easily show which tasks are critical without tying in Start and Due dates. Some projects go on for months, and we may not always have dates but we know there are tasks that are critical to project success.ย 

    Is this helpful? 0
    Comment actions Permalink

Post is closed for comments.

Folllowing List for Post: Critical Path Enhancements
[this list is visible for admins and agents only]

Community

Welcome ๐Ÿ––

Hi there! ๐Ÿ™‚ Want to become a black belt Wrike Ninja? Here's how to earn a Wrike badge

Welcome ๐Ÿ–– Have you checked out this week's Release Notes yet?

Hey! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Curious about something? Visit How To to search and ask the Community for answers.

Welcome! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Figured out a good tip or trick? Share it in Best Practices.

Want to connect your existing software to Wrike? Learn and ask how in the API section.