Thanks Greg. I want to clarify that in my original post, I was referring to Document approvals. These are different from Project, Task, and Issue approvals. Yes, you can add time to a project if you add an approval to a project/task/issue. However, I can see no way to add time or add a deadline to a document approval.
On the subject of Approval processes for a task or issue, I can comment that our users either like or hate this.
My top hates:
- there's no way to NOT add time to a project. Your minimum time will always be a day, even if you don't want to add time to a project.
- there's no way to stop the next task from activating. Our workflow is made of a series of linked tasks where every task is depending on the preceding task to complete before that new task can start. If an approval is pending, we want the new task not to start. I see no way to do this. (We run task reports based on "Can Start = TRUE" and I don't see a way to specify that "preceding task should not be pending approval" -- I'll be asking about this next month in FL.)