Prevent Automatic Rescheduling of Tasks When Using the Work Scheduling Feature

We currently do not use the work scheduling feature. We love the new Wrike Resourcing tool and are implementing it now. In order for that tool to be as accurate as possible we need to start using the work scheduling feature.

Our company has two days off next week for Thanksgiving. All due dates currently set in Wrike already took that into account. If I add the two days as a company holiday over 1,000 tasks in Wrike will have their due dates pushed out by 2 days and they will all have to be manually reset.

We often have employees request last minute PTO. We usually grant these requests with the caveat that since we are granting a last minute request for PTO they must still meet their current due dates and they will not be moved. If we put that PTO in work scheduling their due dates will be moved anyway.

The automatic feature is nice, and I can see many instances where it will be helpful, but users should NEVER be forced into automatic task rescheduling, it should be an option. This is also an issue with task dependencies. We currently do not use this feature because of the nature of our projects often require us to move a single task due date without wanting to change subsequent task due dates. We would really like to use dependencies but it is too much of a hassle because of this.

Automatic features are good but should never be mandatory. This should be considered in all current and future design as a best practice.

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HI,

Similar to Dax, we also have users requesting vacation but have deadlines that can't be pushed.  It would be nice to have an option to be able to check a 'don't reschedule tasks' box.  

 

Thanks

Todd

 

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This is a great idea that should be implemented.

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I agree. It would be ideal for us if when people enter their time off, it does NOT move any tasks that person is assigned to. Rather, Wrike would flag those tasks where there is a conflict so that someone (typically it would be a manager or PM for us, rather than the person assigned the task) can see them (via a report, dashboard, and/or notification) and decide whether to move or reassign them.

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This is perhaps the most important feature we need to have, ASAP.  Our deadlines as a company are fixed because they are communicated to client.  When vacations happen, they do not affect dates (though they would affect workload).  Essentially, we need vacation and out of office scheduling to automatically reflect in workload BUT NOT in deadline changes.  The workaround to un-click "working days only" on the task level is impossible, because do so then shifts deadlines the other way as weekends are suddenly included.

So, to second, rescheduling deadlines MUST be optional.  The alternative makes Wrike nearly unusable for its main purpose: tracking delivery against dates.

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We need this feature, at a global (account) level, as well. Another vote from us!

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I'm just putting in another plug for this. Our business is unable to use this feature because our due dates are not driven by individuals' work schedules. Because of this, our people are either forced to navigate to a calendar we have set up using a request form or (more often) go outside of Wrike to see whether someone is out of the office. Typically this doesn't happen until someone has been nonresponsive to @-messages for a while.

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What Eric said. Our business has hundreds of users with rigid deadlines. If an individual can't complete a task, their backup jumps in to help them out. However, no one knows to contact the backup because we can't use this feature as designed. Being out of the office shouldn't automatically shift dates.

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By not having OOO mesages in Wrike, without pushing deadlines and making a mess of our fulfilment processes, vacations only mean a return to a firestorm of tasks and unhappy clients. I agree with Martin, Eric and Peter and just this entire thread.

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Hugh

Hey everybody, thank you for all of your feedback and use cases here! They help our Product team when discussing possible new features. I don't have an update for you at the moment, but as soon as I do, I'll let you know 😊

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Hey there,
I totally agree with this thread. We mostly work based on deadlines for tasks communicated to the client. The fact that the tasks reschedule automatically once the person in charge is on holiday, makes the tool useless for keeping track of the project schedule. There is always the need to re-adjust the schedule once a team member is on holidays. There is quite some displeasure with Wrike in the project management team with regard to this problem.

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Hey Marcela Knapp, thanks for adding your insight here, this is really useful and we've passed it on to the Product team. We don't have any updates to share here at the moment, but if that changes we'll be sure to update the thread. 

If you need any further assistance, or if you have any other questions let me know. 

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