Project Task Duration

The major design purpose of QuickPlan is to help us to DO RIGHT thing efficiently - to help us maintaining project schedule very smoothly and efficiently, and to help us managing project rightly more than just providing functionalities in mass.

Planning tasks in short duration are probably cost inefficient for project management activities sometimes

For example, if a project schedule includes some tasks with period of 9:00 – 10:00, 10:00 – 12: 00, and etc.

Different types of tasks require the use of different management app

We need to manage various types of tasks for a project. Not all the works are suitable to be tracked in project schedule, the project schedule tool is also NOT the only tool to manage all the project tasks.

In general, when we are talking about project "task", we may be dealing with a variety of concepts that are different.

Project schedule is to set the tasks to:

So the tasks in a project schedule

If we find we don't need to do the same for some tasks in the project schedule, probabaly the tasks should be managed by other tools like todo app - if the task is not to guide the team how to do, but just a reminder for us to complete something before a day, todo is simple and good enougth for it. The management cost of project schedule is much higher than the cost of todo tasks management

Comparing the TODO task and the task in a project schedule

Indeed for some cases, it's userful to schedule tasks with the duration of an hour (or in minutes). However I’d like to suggest to check if there are other better options to manage the tasks rightly before we following project schedule process, as a heavy management process means high cost and long duration, we should balance our processes and tools.

Project Schedule is NOT the only tool to manage project tasks

Based on the project process and the real situation, various tools are used to manage project tasks

For short-term activities

Not all the tasks should be and is able to be maintained in a project schedule. The project team needs to balance the use of the tools.

We have some suggestions

We don’t mean that task duration cannot be short, we just say that usually, organizing tasks in too short period is not an ideal practice. QuickPlan is not the full featured app to cover all the possibilities include the needs to manage tasks with hour duration – QuickPlan fine-tunes the best useful features and focuses on helping the users do the RIGHT thing.

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