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Front or back loading planned hours

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Level 2

05-05-2023

Description - It would be ideal if you were to specify, at project template level, that planned hours can be front or rear loaded (in addition to being spread evenly across the task duration) when assigned to a user. 

Why is this feature important to you - This would help our project managers to schedule resource more accurately, it will allow them to schedule tasks on the same day, get get the most for the available resource on a granular level. The assignees would also benefit, they can concentrate on one task at a time, moving onto the next once the fist has finished. 

How would you like the feature to work - If a task has a two day duration and 8 planned hours and is assigned to a user who has a capacity of 7 hours per day, WF would allocate 7 hours in day 1 and 1 hour in day two. The task would be set to start at 9am and finish at 5pm which is inline with our default schedule. If the assignee has 2 hours available on day 1 and 7 available in day 2, the task would be spread accordingly, 2 and 6 hours. If an assignee has less than the required amount of capacity across the 2 day duration, an error message should be displayed when trying to assign the task or they are not available to assign when selecting. (similar to the plane icon when they are on leave during the task duration.  If the assignee has a different schedule, eg they start at 11am, the task will schedule to start at that time rather than 9am, the same would be done if the assignee has a task finishing at 3pm on day 1. 

Current Behaviour - Currently the above is a manually process and has to be adjusted on each task as WF distributes the planned hours evenly across the duration days. 

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