Duration and estimates

Is there a way to set a date range for tasks with a different duration?

 

Example:

 

Task 1

Date range to complete = 1 week

Estimated amount of effort = 1 day

 

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Anastasia

Hi Tom, thank you for the question! It sounds like the Workload View with Effort Allocation enabled could help with that. Have you had a chance to try that out? Happy to dive into the details, and here are some resources with info about that:

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That's great - thank you for the info.

I have seen on some other posts that you are 'currently working on some changes to the resource allocation experience in Wrike'

As pointed out by others it would be really good if the effort allocation could automatically spread the time over the duration in the workload view.

 

e.g. 

Effort Allocation = 3 hrs

Duration = 3 days

Each day on the workload should display 1 hrs

(1 hour per day for the 3 days totalling 3 hours)

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Anastasia

Tom, thanks for getting back to me and for sharing your feedback about this! :) 

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We'd also benefit from @tom's recommendation. 

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This feature is really needed.  Hope it comes out soon!

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Stephen

Hi all, I've moved this conversation to the Product Feedback section so everyone can vote for the idea and it provides better exposure for our Product Team's review.

If you have not upvoted but would like to see this reviewed by the Product Team then please upvote the original post above 👍

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In our use case, we need for the allocated hours to remain constant, even if the duration of the task changes.  For example, if we allocate a total of 10 hours to a task that has an initial duration of 5 days, my understanding is that we need to show the Allocated Hours as 2.00, set the duration at 5 days, and the total Allocated Hours will show 10 hours. 

However, if the duration is later changed because the timeframe for the task expands, I do not want to add hours to the task.  For example, something happens during the task and the original duration changes from 5 days to 10 days.  I still want 10 Allocated Hours for the task and do not want the duration to allow "extra" hours for the task to be complete.

I could make this adjustment manually, at the time that the duration is changed, but I can't stop my users from adjusting task duration nor do I know how to alert our project administrator when this happens, so it's difficult to catch at the point of occurrence.

My end objective is to see what work is allocated to my team each week, so that we understand their workload and can either assign new projects based on this view or realign resources to make sure that we hit the customer deliverables.  But the present functionality that allows the total Allocated Hours to be adjusted by Duration makes it very difficult to keep overall project time intact. Any advice is welcome/appreciated.  Thanks! 

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Stephen

Hi Greg, our Product Team is researching and discussing enhancements to resource allocations across Wrike. This use-case and example add lots of value to those conversations.

No dates or info to confirm right now but the Team are aware of this thread, so if I have any updates I'll post back.

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Hi Stephen,

 

Is there any movement in this being released?

 

Thanks

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Stephen

Hi Laura and all,

Our team are looking at our resource allocation feature in Wrike and are reviewing aspects for improvement.
 
Right now I don't have exact dates, or details as adjustments and testing are ongoing, but once I have something more concrete to share I'll be sure to update you here.
 
Alternatively, follow the Weekly Release Notes for the latest updates 👍
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I work in an agency environment where we are responsible for tasks billed on hourly rates. I would really like to see this implemented as well. This feature was requested almost a year ago and still not movements on the product side. #Concerned

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It looks like the effort allocation lab is no longer available. Was this feature dropped?

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