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Add tasks, schedule and see variance
Add tasks, schedule and see variance

How to add tasks, schedule and see variance in a working schedule

Updated over a week ago

Inside a working schedule, you have the option to expand activities. When expanded, you can add interim milestones and tasks along with their durations. 

Note: Logical connections on tasks can only be established within the expanded activity.

Activities in a working schedule will have an expand icon near duration and number of tasks on the bottom left (If any).

Once inside an activity you can exit it by clicking the collapse icon below the “Schedule” button.

How to add Tasks in a Working Schedule

  1. Expand an activity

  2. Click on “Task” in the left toolbar (You can also add a task by double-clicking on the canvas).

    Note: You can change the default color and custom codes for new tasks by hovering over "Task" in the left toolbar and clicking the right chevron.

  3. Move the cursor to the desired location on the canvas. A shadow activity will appear, indicating where the task will be placed.

  4. Click on the canvas to drop the task.

    Note: After entering a name, pills indicating custom codes will fade in and out at the bottom of an activity if default custom codes have been added to tasks.

How to schedule in a Working Schedule

  • As you build the network and change details like duration, calendar, etc., you can update the schedule by clicking the blue Schedule button on the top right.

  • The schedule button has two states - schedule is updated and stale.

  • Each time you run the schedule, you will be able to see a summary change from the previous schedule run.

    Learn more about scheduling a project here

Variance in a Working Schedule and How to view it

Variance in Working Schedules refers to the differences between planned and actual timelines for tasks or activities. This is displayed as a window on the top right of the screen when an activity is expanded.

Click on the down facing arrow head to see variance on start and finish date

Note: To see variance in a working schedule with no parent master schedule, you will have to change the project state to “Committed”

Learn about changing project state here

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