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Sep 15, 2014 by Patrick Icasas in Easy Projects News

Easy Projects Update: New Assignment Control function

Sometimes you’ll encounter tasks that are too big for one person to handle. In Easy Projects, this means you’d assign multiple people to a single task. But sharing the workload is rarely an even split.

That’s why Easy Projects is introducing the new Assignment Control feature. It is now possible to allocate different estimated hours to each assignee sharing a task.

You first need to open the new Assignment Control panel, which replaces the old one in the Activity Center.

Assignment Control 1

Clicking on the icon in the upper right corner expands the window to display the Estimated Hours for each of the Assignees.

Assignment Control 2

The middle column, “Estimated,” shows the number of estimated hours assigned to each person. The right most column, “Available,” indicates the maximum number of work hours available to the employee for the duration of the activity.

With the new Assignment Control, you’ll have:

  • Control over how many work hours are assigned to each user in a shared task
  • Greater visibility into an employee’s workload for a given week
  • More options for effective resource management

This new Assignment Control function will replace the old one on the Activity Center and Activity Details pages.

We’d love to hear your feedback about this new feature. Send us an email at info@easyprojects.net or place a comment below.

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Patrick Icasas

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.

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