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Modeling Recurring Tasks Using Delay Until

A Delay Until date can be added to an item in order to prevent the item from scheduling until after a specific date. Delay Until dates can also be used to help model recurring tasks by creating several tasks and then staggering delay until dates on each individual task.

Recurring

In the example above, 12 hours of business process review work needs to be done each week for three weeks.

There is a high priority package called “Business Process Review”, and within that package, there is one task for each week’s  process review work.  Each task is delayed to the start date of the appropriate week.  These tasks are placed at the top of the plan to ensure that they will actually start on the delay date.

In the example above, the Business Process Review tasks are not part of any specific project.  If you have repetitive work that needs to be done for a project, be sure to associate the tasks to that project via the task Edit Panel.

Notice that the lower priority “Website Project” tasks are stretching out, as indicated by the interruption graphic in their schedule bars.  This tells you that these tasks will temporarily pause when a higher priority process review task is ready to go.  As you’d expect, the Website Project tasks take longer overall than they would if they weren’t  getting interrupted.

Partial-Day Events can also be used to model recurring work if the work should be scheduled at a set time, either weekly or bi-weekly.

 

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Modeling Recurring Tasks Using Delay Until was last modified: December 19th, 2016 by Marta Searles

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