People -> Schedule
Its tough to tell as without being able to play with it a bit I'm forced to make assumptions, but I think overall I like Option 3 best if we have to go with one of the choices. Detailed notes here:
Unassigned Work view:
Prefer Option 2 & 3 over Option 1, though both are confusing on a level and I'm not sure how well they would scale to the way we use this view.
In option 2 & 3 I like that the visual representation of the task in the main view is tied to the info in the detail bar on the left (which is not the case in Option 1).
Option 2 - this seems to assume that you can only assign one role per task, from this standpoint Option 3 would be better for our purposes.
Option 3 - I like that you can see all "engineer" needs grouped together, this could theoretically help us identify if (for example) 1 person @ 100% can cover it or if we really need 2 people @ 50% given the way things overlap. However I am envisioning what this will look like at the start of a project with 10 roles and all the tasks stacked up underneath them and it would be pretty overwhelming.
In all of these views, it is unclear how much work each resource or task (depending) requires day by day, or even week by week‚Äö√Ñ¬∂ this still appears to leverage the peanut butter spreader approach where total task hours are divided over the # of days.
People Workload view:
Prefer the way this looks in Option 3, with the task name in the blue bar as well as in the side bar, just a nice shortcut rather than having to track back to the task name on the side bar. Also helps absorb at a glance as opposed to the Option 1 version with no side bar detail at all.
In all of these views, it is unclear how many hours work each resource actually has day by day, or even week by week, this is just a relative comparison, forcing you to know the baseline and then do the math, which seems extra.
I understand that the check mark, + or - hours is supposed to be a visual shortcut, but just showing the hours would be more accurate and useful for our purposes.
Green/red highlight is a nice feature if you can set it according to your WF schedule (ie 8 hrs or 9 hrs days)
In General, what we really need to see:
Is how you can easily add, remove or swap assignees while in this view (especially if there's no unassigned task in this area)
Is that you can group by PROJECT in the People ->Teams area
Is that you can input planned hours by the day and week in this view without restriction of total initially planned hours.
Susan Karns Momentum Worldwide Inc