#OptimalPrime: Generate Task Dates on the Gantt View

At Function Point, ‘Prime’ is the name we give to the people at your agency who know how to best use the system. Each month we’ll share new tips and tricks to help Transform your Function Point skills from average to amazing. You can also catch up on previous posts by checking out #OptimalPrime on Twitter: @functionpoint.

Generate Task Dates on the Gantt View

Agency life is fast-paced, and managing the unknowns that come with handling multiple projects at one time is part of the job. With FP schedules, we help you plan ahead, make changes quickly, and remain consistent. You can generate the start and due dates of a task right on the Gantt view, and it’s as easy as a click and drag. Just click to generate the dates, and then drag to adjust the dates to fit your schedule.

Here’s How:

  1. In the Gantt view of a schedule, click “set dates now” for any task that doesn’t already have dates assigned.
  2. Drag either end of the task to adjust the duration.
  3. Drag the whole task to change when it starts and ends.

Schedules are an essential part of keeping everyone on the same page and on pace during a project. By managing your schedule in the Gantt view, you get a bird’s-eye view of a project’s timeline before deciding what your next move will be. Stay tuned for the next #OptimalPrime where we continue your transformation into a productivity pro with a new trick in FP.

Marissa Ho

Brand & Product Coordinator

Marissa was raised on a steady diet of mountain and ocean activities. She’s a product marketer by day, reader by night, and human being by day and night.

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