Project progress % based on effort instead of duration
Our organization uses the Business plan with the Wrike Resource Add-on.
We have issues with the project progress calculation that does not reflect accurately the work done.
We have about 500 to 1000 tasks in a project and in our customized Workflow, we have several validation tasks with an effort set from 1 to 3 hours.
A project progress percentage would be much more accurate if it was based on effort rather than durations.
This is an example of what I would need to be added:
- Completed tasks
- Duration of completed tasks
- Effort of completed tasks
- Task and duration average
- Tasks and effort average
- Don't meausure progress
Interesting idea. I don't put much stock into the progress bar though... it treats all tasks as equally weighted and some tasks just aren't relevant to determining the "completeness" of a project. I think it would also be a GOOD feature to include a checkbox in any task that if tracking is enabled... you can designate to include a task in the % calculation or not (i.e. a task becomes "key" to measuring the progress of the project).
Thank you for these ideas, folks! Our team continues working on the project progress functionality, so your feedback comes at a very good time 🙌
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