Understand Work Effort

In this video, you will learn:

  • What Work Effort is and how it can help you manage projects
  • How to use Work Effort
  • How to create a Work Effort task view
Estimating the time it will take to complete a test can be very difficult. But to make any real plans based on the resources you have available, you need to provide some sort of estimate. Even a rough estimate is better than no estimate, and you can refine your estimates as you proceed with the work and have a better idea of what it will take to finish the work. Remember, work front can help you see the big picture as well as keep track of the details better than you trying to keep it all in your head. All work for it needs is as much as you know or can reasonably guess to start. That’s why I work for and created the work effort feature to help you get started on projects where planned hours are tough to estimate. in many projects this may be all you’ll need. But if you want to fine tune your estimates along the way, you can do that too. The better you can estimate the hours task will take. The more accurate your project plan will be and the better idea you’ll have of your resource usage and availability. the work effort feature is not enabled by default, so you’ll need to turn it on in your project. To do this, edit your project and go to task settings. Check the box to use work effort to automatically calculate task Planned hours work for it will calculate the planned hours based on these percentages of the duration of each task. You can adjust the percentages used for these calculations if you want, but will take these as they are. Click save. Initial plan. Our estimates have been made by work based on the task durations, but you can change them one way to change the work effort on the task is to open the task and go to task details medium work effort calculates planned hours as 50% of the duration. Duration was five days or 40 hours. So that would make this 20 hours for medium. We can change this to large if we want, and it will calculate at 75% of the duration. So it should be 30 hours after we save it. there you go. An easier way is using inline edit in a custom view will open the work effort view for this. This view does not come with work front by default, but it’s easy to create. As you’ll see later in this video. Here we have a work effort column where we can change the work effort and it will change the planned hours. This task does not allow us to use work effort because the task duration. Type is not simple. work effort is only available when you’re using the simple duration. Type on a task. In this view, we can change the duration type. But before you do this, make sure that the simple duration type is right for the task. for more information about duration types, See the tutorial link in the text after this video. if you want to change multiple tasks to the same work effort all at once, you can use the bulk added feature. Just select the tasks you want, then click the edit icon will set all these to the large work effort, if you don’t have a work effort view, it’s easy to create one. Just click on the View dropdown and select new view. Click on Add column end in the show. In this column Start typing work effort and select it from under the task. You can move it over next to planned hours if you want. you can add a column for duration type as well. If you want. name The View work effort and click Save you for more information about creating custom views, see the links in the text following this video.

For more information on Work Effort, see the Work Effort overview article.