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Learn how LiquidPlanner’s unique scheduling capabilities can help you and your team do the right work at the right time.

Priority-Based Scheduling

The priorities you set in LiquidPlanner are what drive the schedule. Specifically, the order that your work is placed in, from top to bottom on the Projects tab, is a main factor of how your schedule dates are calculated. It's easy to adjust priorities, so everyone knows that they're working on the most important things. Simply change the location of an item and LiquidPlanner will recalculate your entire plan to reflect that change. It’s si...

Estimating in Ranges

« See All Training Videos Entering Estimates Estimates are entered via the task's Edit Panel under 'Remaining'.  To limit the hours of availability allocated to the task per day, set a Daily Limit. To add or update an estimate, simply enter your best-case and worst-case estimates for how many hours or days it will take you to complete the task. The two values should represent a range of effort in which you’...

Availability

LiquidPlanner’s scheduling engine uses three factors to calculate start and finish dates: 1. Remaining effort on tasks 2. Priority order of tasks 3. Availability of task owners Availability is the allotted number of hours each day that a workspace member is able to do project work. As tasks are estimated and prioritized, the expected start and finish dates are updated automatically based on each member's availability to complete their...

Schedule Bars and Calculated Dates

« See All Training Videos Only LiquidPlanner has a scheduling system that allows you to capture, view, and manage uncertainty in your project schedule. This flexibility is the result of estimating tasks in ranges (e.g., 5 - 15 days) instead of single, fixed estimates (e.g. 10 days). Think of this as creating a best-case and a worst-case scenario for completing a task.  Once you enter your ranged estimates in the task's edit pan...

Glossary

   Activity A custom code associated to a time tracking entry for the purposes of categorization and/or billing. Administrator A member that has full workspace privileges and can take over ownership if necessary. Alert An orange flag or red flame that appears when certain conditions arise that require attention. Analytics A feature that creates customized reports based on specific...
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