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Author Topic: Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining  (Read 2871 times)

dr_andus

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Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining
« on: September 22, 2014, 04:44:18 AM »
Two requests:

1) Option at item level to count workdays only (instead of calendar days, so that item bar could display e.g. "6 workdays remaining" instead of "8 days remaining"). This way PBOL would become a more realistic project plan reminder tool for those that do take 2 days off on the weekend.

2) Option to display all measures of time (beyond the hour) in workdays only. E.g. instead of showing "26 wks remaining" it would show "130 workdays remaining." Again, it would be more useful for planning and tracking.

For practical purposes let's just ignore national, religious etc. holidays.

Thanks for considering!

P.S. Just to give you the context, I was looking at the bar saying "8 days remaining" for one of my tasks, and it gave me a false sense of security, as after checking the calendar it turned out I have only "6 days remaining", as weekend was counted in, which I won't be able to use for this particular task.

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Re: Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 06:00:57 AM »
Another fine-tuning request:

The predefined choices do not cater for the 'Last day of current month' (or 'first day of next month') selection, giving a wrong impression of the remaining time in this month's gauge.

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Re: Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 02:52:54 PM »
I'd be happy to donate a couple of DCredits towards the aforementioned "workday" options, if that helps expedite matters...  ;)

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Re: Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 02:58:48 PM »
That is a nice idea.. it could be done..

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Re: Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 05:46:41 AM »
Also, for time remaining, would it be possible to choose it to be displayed in days or workdays only until the very last day, when it would switch to hours?

It would be more useful for monitoring a project. E.g. I have a project due this Friday, 31 Oct. Today it's Monday 27 Oct. However, PBOL says "95 hrs remaining." That's not particularly useful information to me, as many of those hours will be spent with sleep as well. I'd prefer it to say "4 workdays x hrs remaining".

Thanks for considering.

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Re: Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2014, 07:52:49 AM »
Also, could there be an option that combines "% Complete" with "Time left (smart)" for the Gauge text, to make it look something like

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[36%] 16 days remaining (Nov 28, 2014)

This would combine the two most important pieces of info, percent complete and time remaining, to maintain one's bearings with a project.

Cheers!

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Re: Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2015, 04:39:02 PM »
1) Option at item level to count workdays only (instead of calendar days, so that item bar could display e.g. "6 workdays remaining" instead of "8 days remaining"). This way PBOL would become a more realistic project plan reminder tool for those that do take 2 days off on the weekend.

Hi Mouser,

When you have a bit of time, I'd be really grateful (even with some DonationCredits) if at least this feature could be implemented.

It's messing me up when I look at my bar and it says "10 days remaining", when in reality I only have "6 days", because there are 4 days of weekends counted in until my deadline, which I can't apply to the project.  :(

This is a great tool that I just love  :-*, this is the only bit that's missing from total bliss...  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2015, 02:24:33 PM »
Someone knows how to sweet talk me :)

I will put it back on my todo list, shouldn't be very hard to add.

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Re: Requests: count workdays only and show workdays remaining
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2015, 04:16:32 AM »
Then also please allow for user-defined non-working days :)