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  • Overview
  • Starting the help for time management
  • Enabling/Disabling time management
  • Calculating the time spent on a task with time management
  • Window for managing the current task
  • Wheel of interrupting tasks
  • The interrupting tasks
  • The wheel of interrupting tasks
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Overview
Time management is extremely important. Where is time spent in a day? How to find out without adding constraints, without requiring fastidious time keeping from the team members and without making people feel like somebody is watching over their shoulder?
Entering the time spent on the tasks is an interesting feature of WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile. This feature is linked to the use of the Project Monitoring Center.
The principle is straightforward: the task list is entered in the Project Monitoring Center.
The current task is called back at regular time intervals. The user can validate the current task or change his current task if necessary. Furthermore, a "task wheel" is displayed if the computer is idle for a specified amount of time. This task wheel allows you to select the interrupting task corresponding to the time spent during the display of the wheel.
See Using the task management for more details.
Starting the help for time management
The time management is automatically enabled when starting WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile or the Project Monitoring Center. An icon is displayed in the Windows taskbar (beside the clock) when time management is enabled.
Icon in the Windows bar

Enabling/Disabling time management

Time management can be enabled/disabled in the window for configuring the time management. This window can be displayed:
  • in the Project Monitoring Center ("Parameters .. Options of Project Monitoring Center").in the Project Monitoring Center: expand Menu of Project Monitoring Center , select "Options" and click "Help for time management".
    Setting
    You now have the ability to enable time management.
  • in the product used (WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile): "Project .. Time management .. Options for time management".in the product used (WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile): on the "Project" pane, click "Other actions", expand "Time management" and select "Options for time management".
Note: If time management is disabled, the Project Monitoring Center continues to keep track of the amount of time spent on each task. However, you must remember to change the current task in the Project Monitoring Center whenever the task changes.

Calculating the time spent on a task with time management

If time management is enabled, the mode for calculating the time spent on a task is different.
If the help for time management is enabled:
The calculation of the time spent on a task takes into account:
  • the information specified in the task wheel and in the window for managing the current task. The working hours and the working days specified in the options of the Project Monitoring Center are ignored.
  • the automatic lock of the current task when closing the Windows session.
  • the automatic lock of the current task when closing the Project Monitoring Center of WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile.
In this case, the information entered in the schedule configuration is taken into account only when establishing the schedule. The schedule takes into account the time really spent.
If the help for time management is not enabled:
The calculation of the time spent on a task only takes into account the working times and the working days specified in the schedule configuration. The "overtime" is not taken into account.
Window for managing the current task
If time management is enabled, the window for managing the current task is displayed at regular time intervals. This window displays a reminder of the current task and it allows you to change task if necessary. By default, this window is displayed:
  • every 60 minutes
  • after 10 minutes if the computer is idle.
To force the display of this window:
  • click the icon found in the taskbar.
  • select "Project .. Time management .. Display the time management".on the "Project" pane, click "Other actions", expand "Time management" and select "Display the time management".
Window for managing the current task
This window contains the following elements:
  1. Title of the current task. Click this name to specify that this task is still the current task.
  2. Date and time of the last activation of the current task and activity duration since this activation. This time takes into account the hours spent on the task outside the times and days specified in the schedule configuration performed in the Project Monitoring Center. For example: if your working hours are defined from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, when a task starts at 4:00 PM, the window for managing the current task will display 3 hours of work time the next day if you have worked until 7:00 PM.
  3. Displaying the wheel of interrupting tasks.
  4. Allows you to display a popup menu in order to change the current task. The history of the task can also be modified.
  5. Used to start the Project Monitoring Center directly.
  6. Used to display the window for configuring the help for time management.
Note: This window can be displayed from WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile by pressing [CTRL]+ [J].
Wheel of interrupting tasks

The interrupting tasks

The interrupting tasks are unscheduled temporary tasks. These tasks correspond to the various events that may occur during a working day and that may interrupt the current task.
These interrupting tasks are personal tasks and they can differ for each contributor. Eight interrupting tasks are proposed by default: Meeting, Phone, Absence, Appointment, Internet and emails, Various, Meal, Break.
These interrupting tasks can be modified:
  • in the Project Monitoring Center ("Interrupting tasks" tab).
  • in the window for configuring the options for time management.

The wheel of interrupting tasks

Wheel of interrupting tasks
By default, the wheel of interrupting tasks is displayed 10 minutes after the window for managing the current task if no action was performed in this window. This duration can be modified in the window for configuring time management. The computation of idle time displayed in the wheel starts when the window for managing the curent task is displayed or when the idle time starts on the computer.
The wheel of interrupting tasks enables you to select the interrupting task corresponding to the time spent since the wheel was displayed. Indeed, the current task is automatically locked when the wheel is displayed. The idle time is displayed in the center of the wheel.
You can:
  • Click one of the interrupting tasks. The time passed between the display of the wheel and the click on the task is automatically assigned to the selected interrupting task. The task that was the current task before the display of the wheel is automatically re-enabled.
  • In the center of the wheel, click the caption of the current task. The time passed during the wheel display is added to the total time spent on the current task.
  • Click "Other tasks" to select another task. The time passed during the wheel display is counted as part of this other task. The task that was the current task before the display of the wheel is automatically re-enabled.
  • Click "I was gone". This option is used to specify that the idle time must not be deducted. This option can be used in the morning for example when the computer was not switched off and when the task wheel is displayed.
Note: The function keys are automatically assigned to the different tasks of the wheel. For example, press F1 to select the task number 1.
Minimum required version
  • Version 11
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