Resource Planning just got easier with Mavenlink’s new Resource Shaping Tool. Found under Planning on the Task Detail’s section, this functionality makes it easy to define a resource’s workweek and apply hours automatically.
There are four distribution options at your disposal:
- Front Load: This option will fill the workweek greedily, allocating up to 8 available hours per day going forward until it has consumed the estimated hours allowance entered for the assignee.
- Distribute Evenly: Distributing evenly will spread the remaining estimated hours evenly across the defined date range. If 10 hours are evenly distributed over 5 days, it will add 2 hours to those days above any manual hour allocations.
- Back Load: Backloading will fill the workweek greedily from the date you selected until the due date of the task, allocating up to 8 hours per day until it has consumed the hours allowance entered for the assignee.
- Consume Set Amount: This option sets the hours allocated per day in the date range. Entering 10 hours per day will set each day to 10 hours, regardless of prior manual allocation.
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