1 Reply Latest reply on May 28, 2015 8:25 AM by philmodjunk

    General question about resource planning task on FM



      General question about resource planning task on FM


      I've used FM to put together a task management tool which sits on a calendar.  Tasks are assigned to staff and the number of hours the task is expected to take is entered, along with a deadline date.

      Alongside this, each member of staff has a 'weekly hours resource', let's say 40 hours per week.  This means they can have 40 hours worth of task assigned to them in a week.

      What I'm trying to do next may not even be a Filemaker question, but if anybody has done similar I'd love to hear from you.  

      I want to be able to measure on a calendar month basis how successful a staff member has been at completing tasks to deadline.  

      The big question I'm wondering at the moment is 'If a task takes 5 days, but the final 3 days are in a different month to the first 2, which month is best to record the success levels in?'  I also want to be able to see the percentage of overall staff resource available in a month, but again this begs the question, do we use the start date of a task, the end date or if the task spans two months, split it somehow???

      As I say, perhaps not technically an FM question, but I'm wondering if anyone else has covered this?