Often everything comes to an end. With this new development, this is also the case with a map in vPlan. A start date already had a card, but now it also has an end date. With this, you create a data series on one card. We will explain how this works.
The start date has a new brother: End date
When you plan a ticket, it always gets the start date. The new end date field is automatically filled with the same date. A card with the same start and end date, therefore, has a lead time of one day. You can adjust the end date within a card so that the lead time becomes longer.
Start and end date in the views
Because a map has a date range, this is also shown in the existing overviews and calendar. We show it in the following ways.
The calendar shows one card per day. If an assignment takes 3 days, the calendar will also show one card per day. Everything that happens on one card is visible on all cards in the calendar, e.g. status and resources. However, we divide the total duration proportionally over the planned available days. A ticket of 8 hours with a lead time of 4 days, will take 2 hours per day from the available capacity.
In the list view, in addition to Start Date, there are two additional columns End Date and Scheduled. All fields can be modified directly from the list. The Planned field is a combination of the start and end dates. You can quickly change the start and end dates in this field.
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And beyond that...
In the meantime, we are taking some nice steps with a new overview which is also being developed specifically for date series, namely the timeline. The timeline is an overview in which consecutive maps are shown as a strip in the planning, also known as Gantt. Keep an eye on our channels, because this development will be introduced soon.
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