1 week, 2 days ago derkorkParticipant
It would be nice if I could set task durations of more than 8 hours directly (you can do this indirectly by completing a chunk of work of e.g. 2 hours and then set the remaining time back to 8 hours which gives you 2h/10h) but this is rather cumbersome.
Of course usually you would split up tasks into smaller ones but since I cannot express the task dependencies I need right now with SkedPal, I get tasks scheduled in the wrong order. So I put the tasks in some external system and check them off there. But I still would like my time to be blocked out for this larger project.1 week, 2 days ago SethParticipant
You can actually type a value longer than 8 hours in the duration field. .Try 10, or 15 hours by just typing it into the field (desktop app).
You can also set task dependencies between part1, part2,part3, etc by making them subtasks of a parent task. Or, make a sequential project. Maybe I missed your point?1 week, 2 days ago derkorkParticipant
Thanks for the quick reply. So it seems the magic boundary is at 20h. When I try to enter anything larger than 20h I get a popup dialog asking me to split the task into smaller chunks and refusing the input. So I will use 20h for now which at least is an improvement over 8h.
Regarding the dependencies, I know that I can have subtasks and sequential projects and I use them where I can but consider something like this:
I need to do A before B and E, B and E before D and E before C. For SkedPal I need to reverse this and start with the bottom, so D and C would be the top level tasks (final outcome) in my project and the rest would be somehow nested below them as subtasks.
However I cannot express these relationships with just subtasks and sequential projects. In order to start with D i need to finish B and E, so i can make them subtasks of D. In order to start with C I need to finish E first, so C would need to be a parent task of E but not a subtask of D. But because E is already a subtask of D how can I make it a subtask of C as well without duplicating it? Also A would need to be a subtask of both B and E as it is a prerequisite for both. So I am left with this which has all the tasks but not all the dependencies:
I think that one simply cannot express these relationships in the strict tree structure that SkedPal provides (but I’d be happy if there was a way since almost every non-trivial project has some relationships like this).
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