Tasks > Timing and Utilization
Task timing appears in each task's dialog. Right beside the task title is where you can determine when the task starts and when the task ends. You are also in control of if the task repeats itself. If you use certain timing option frequently then set up default options from 'Settings' > 'Task timing'.
Besides utilization, the task info window will show the following fields:
- Duration - Scheduled duration of task in calendar time
- Busy time - Shows time planned to complete the task. Can be set in hours or in utilization percentage (can be set manually)
- Task utilization % (can be set manually)
- Used time - The actual time spent completing the task (must be filled manually)
For example: if you have planned a task throughout a week, but you know that it takes every day just 2 hours to complete it, change the field 'Busy time' to 10 hours. Utilization percentages will be recalculated accordingly.
When it comes to task timing, let us introduce to you your seven new resource planning friends:
So this little racing flag is going to let you plan a task by setting start and end date, the same way as you are doing it now. And Ganttic will calculate the Busy time or Utilization percentage according to which one you have chosen to set.
The first game changer is this clock. With it, you can plan a task by setting the date when the task should start (or when it should end), the duration of the task, and also the Utilization percentage or Busy time, and Ganttic will calculate the rest accordingly.
The little hammer is also indisputably a nifty little fella. With it, you will have the aoption to plan a task by setting its start or end date, Busy time, Utilization percentage, and leaving the rest for Ganttic to calculate.
What about those little arrows? Those will let you switch whether you want to set start or end date, Busy time or Utilization percentage.