add a new piece of functionality to the time/date dependencies
Hey folks. We love Base Camp and Road Map! One thing that I think would add a lot of value to our experience is to change how the reports treat 'time' versus 'date' dependence on a project. For instance, if a project is 'date' dependent, and we run past that deadline, then the report accurately reports that. However, if we have a project that is based on 'time' then it's definition of success depends not on a due date, but on total work hours. Therefore, if we put a 'time' dependent project on hold, Road Map should give us some sort of "hall pass" to that effect. Once the human resources are toggled off on an 'On hold' project, then could we see a special 'stretching' attribute to the gantt that tells us that we are not hindering success on a 'time' dependent project? I would be happy to send you over some visual representation of what I see in my head. Thanks for any help. Keep up the great work!
Thanks, Shawn. That’s a great suggestion. Note, the Schedule Audit feature tracks project drift from the original due date. Thus, the logical place to account for the “hall pass” is in Schedule Audit, however it’s only available to Pro subscription plans.
Would very much appreciate your ideas on how to display this in Roadmap, in addition to maintaining a dialogue as we work to find the best way to accommodate.
Thanks for the feedback, Bill. I think my idea has something to do with just showing the on hold status in the gantt schedule when it actually happened. For example, let's say i have a project that is in the elaboration phase and my elab resource is taken away and put on another project that has been given a higher priority. That effectively puts the project on hold because my assigned resource is no longer working it. If that happens, could we have a function where when I toggle the project as 'On Hold,' then the elaboration milestone stretches to fit the on hold time, and also visually represents the 'on hold' status as well. It could 'Gray Out' during the on hold time. I know that the audit trail does a lot of this, and this is more a wish than a must have. I just like for my scheduling tools to be as 'at a glance' as possible. Thanks again.