Duration in Weeks


Can you please add weeks as a unit of measure in the duration of individual tasks.  This would look at working calendar weeks from a specific start date.

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Stephanie Westbrook

Hi Ryan, welcome to the forums! I'm curious about how you would like the system to handle incomplete weeks? For example, should the system round up or down if the task is set to finish in the middle of a week?

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You could go with decimals, e.g. 23.6w.

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How would you do that?  My experience has been to estimate project phases in number of weeks.  This helps build out the total time a project will take.  Example; a vendor has specified their effort will take 3 weeks and I want to add a dependency to the end of that three week lead time.  A working week should consist of 5 working days and skip weekends.  As for further granularity it could be 10w, 6d, 2h, 30m if you really wanted to get that precise.  For me personally, I would put sub-tasks within a larger project phase task that give better detail and granularity.

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Stephanie Westbrook

@Ty @Ryan Interesting, both of those make sense. Ryan, thanks for the extra details around why you were looking for something like this. 

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Hello,   I agree with Ryan and most suppliers will quote lead-time in weeks.  Therefore if you place an order on a Wednesday, 3 weeks would end mid-week in 3 weeks time.   Whether you have weekends as working days isn't relevant.   The lead-times are not full working weeks, just weeks from the date of purchase.   Generally, all the other programs I have used, allow you the option of specifying weeks or months.

This together with being able to be able to specify lag would certainly add the functionality required for project management.

 

 

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I second this request. I end up having to always take the number weeks in our schedule and multiply it by 5 to get days. If you want to see how to handle fractional weeks, just look at what MS Project does (hint: it's a function of available work time). I'd have to imagine that most "real" projects would use the week option far more than a minutes option. 

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Did anything ever come of this , I would like to see weeks as an option as well? 

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I also second this request.  If I present a project plan where there is a lead time of 16 weeks for delivery of some equipment it is both difficult (and I don't think very professional) to show this as 80 days.  Also frustrating to keep having to convert days to weeks when setting up a plan.

The simplest for me is the the way that MS Project works.  I can enter 5w for 5 weeks or 25d.  It understands the duration based on the suffix.

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Weeks, yes, that is the time unit to use, or at least to support (also as calendar scale), so I second this request. /Still only evaluating :-)

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I also mainly plan my projects in weeks than days. Please implement the week as time unit.

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Hi everyone, thanks a lot for keeping this conversation going!

I don't have any updates at the moment. Please make sure to "+1" the suggestion, it helps our team prioritize the ideas posted on this forum. Thank you!  

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Also wanted to follow-up here on the weeks suggestion! Very hard to use Wrike in the manufacturing world without the weeks function since the work in that space uses that duration for most of the work. I would bump this up not as a recommendation but a user need based on the effectiveness of Wrike across industries. Thank you! 

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Hi Erica Slater, thank you for sharing your feedback! Input like this is instrumental to our Product team as they plan the product roadmap.

I don't have an update right now; as soon as I have any information about this suggestion, I'll be sure to let you know.

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I also prefer to work in  weeks.

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Thank you for the feedback, Bob Bellhouse!

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Agreed, it's strange to have Wrike not recognize 3w as 3 weeks from the current date including or excluding weekends.  It would be very easy to have a checkbox flag to include or exclude weekends right beside that box.  If I want 3 weeks lead time, then I mean 3x7.  If I mena 3 weeks working time, then it would be 3x5 (or whatever is defined as a standard work week.)

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Thank you for your feedback, Aaron, and welcome to the Communtiy! 

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+1 to add weeks as an unit of measure for duration as that is the one that is most used. Any further granularity can be achieved by something like 5w 4d 2h

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Welcome to the Community Archana Ravi! 🤗 Thank you for sharing your feedback here! 

Although there are currently no updates from the Product team regarding this request, I'm passing on your feedback to them and if there are any changes, I'll make sure to let you know 👍

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We can also add month / year as you work on adding time scale 😀

It would be really helpfull....

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Thank you for weighing in here Maxime 👍

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We have project need for planning in weeks as well. Please add to the roadmap.

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Hi Denise Miller, thanks for adding your support for this suggestion. Please be sure to upvote the original idea if you haven't yet👍🏼

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would also be fantastic to be able to set project start dates and have a running counter of weeks from that defined point on the timeline

 

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Yes, please!  We plan in weeks (projected) ....whether they are full weeks or not.  If work is accomplished within a work week, then yes, agreed - it is a fraction of that work week for the actual.

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Oh for God's sake, please implement this already. If a task requires 24 days, you would show "4w 4d". 

Normal people think in weeks for long timelines. No one says "This will take 75 days". They say "This will take 15 weeks". 

Please. This one is really obvious. You guys have been sitting on it for years. 

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If I'm looking in Gantt view, it should display "15w" under the duration. Not 75d. Every time someone looks at a number with that many days, they need to do the mental math to convert it to weeks. Not efficient for discussions. 

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