4 Ways to Time Tracking with Easy Projects
Team members need to log time so that project managers can effectively time tracking progress and plan resources. But if the process for time tracking is too inconvenient or cumbersome, then it’s not going to happen-no matter how necessary it is.
That’s why Easy Projects tries to give you multiple ways to record your hours. Each method has its own flow and traits that appeal to different types of employees.
Let’s go over them one at a time:
The Activity Center gives you the greatest flexibility in choosing how you want to arrange your to-do list. Employ a combination of filtering, sorting and layout choices and save them as Views to either see the entire context of a project, or focus on a specific group of tasks.
Pro Tip: Use the “Activities by User” View (pre-built within EP) to quickly pull up all your assignments.
Sometimes you’ll need to fill in a lot of secondary data as you log time towards tasks. The Activity Details page puts all the task info in one place for convenient entry.
Pro Tip: This panel is excellent for updating task financial information or if you have a lot of information that goes into custom fields.
For those of you who favor the direct approach, the My Assignments page gives you a simple, no-nonsense layout for speedy checking off of tasks. It even comes with a timer option that you can leave running as you work.
Pro Tip: Mark items as “Favorites” by clicking the star icon to keep them at the top of your list.
If your team is often on-site or traveling, then our mobile app would be the best way for them to stay connected. They can log time on their phones while in the moment instead of entering blocks of time when they get back to their desk.
Pro Tip: Turn on the timer and let it run as you work. It’s simple to do and you won’t have to keep track of your start/end times.
Bonus: Time Logs
The Time Logs page is the place to go if you need to amend a time entry or review a history of all time logged.
No matter what time logging method you prefer, Easy Projects has got you covered.
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Patrick Icasas is a former marketing project manager with 7 years of marketing and PR agency experience, managing creative projects for brands such as Nokia, Verizon Wireless, and Adobe. He now spends his time helping people make the most out of their project management software and entertaining his 5 year old daughter.