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  • Details of different steps
  • Entering the task list
  • Starting and configuring the Project Monitoring Center
  • Working on a task and changing task
  • Calculating the time spent on a task
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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:
  1. The task list is entered in the Project Monitoring Center (either directly by the user, or by the project manager).
  2. Each user starts the Project Monitoring Center.
  3. During the first startup, each user configures his schedule, days off, vacations, ...
  4. The user enables the time management (optional step used to easily modify the current task).
  5. The user specifies the current task.
  6. Whenever changing task, the user specifies whether the current task must be validated or not (in the Project Monitoring Center or via the time management).
Details of different steps

Entering the task list

The task list is directly entered in the Project Monitoring Center. To enter a new task, you must:
  1. Display the task list.Display or create a "Tasks" tab.
  2. Select "Add a task" from the popup menu of the task list.
  3. Specify the information required to describe the task (the project, the contributor and the estimated duration). If the task is associated with a contributor other than the selected one, the task will not be displayed in the table.
  4. Reorganize the different tasks according to their priority.
See Managing tasks for more details.

Starting and configuring the Project Monitoring Center

To use the task manager, the users must start and configure the Project Monitoring Center.
To start the Project Monitoring Center:
  • via CCSuivi.exe
  • from WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile ("Tools .. Project Monitoring Center"). from WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile: on the "Tools" pane, in the "Control Centers" group, click "Project Monitoring".
To configure the Project Monitoring Center:
  1. Select "Parameters" and click "Configuration (Holidays, Schedules)". You have the ability to specify the working days, the working hours and the holidays. See Configuring the Project Monitoring Center for more details.Expand Menu of Project Monitoring Center and select "Schedules and holidays". You have the ability to specify the working days, the working hours and the holidays. See Configuring the Project Monitoring Center for more details.
  2. Select "Parameters" and click "Options of Project Monitoring Center". This option is used to specify:
    • the database to use.
    • the custom options. The option "Start when Windows is started" is used to start the Project Monitoring Center when starting the Windows session. If the password is not stored, the login window will be displayed. The Project Monitoring Center will be displayed in the taskbar of Windows (systray).
    • the activation of time management and its options. We recommend that you enable the time management. See Help for time management for more details.
      See Options of Project Monitoring Center for more details.
    Expand Menu of Project Monitoring Center and select "Options". This option is used to specify:
    • the database to use ("Location of data").
    • the custom options ("Personal options"). The option "Start when Windows is started" is used to start the Project Monitoring Center when starting the Windows session. If the password is not stored, the login window will be displayed. The Project Monitoring Center will be displayed in the taskbar of Windows (systray).
    • the activation of time management and its options ("Help for time management"). We recommend that you enable the time management. See Help for time management for more details.

      See Options of Project Monitoring Center for more details.
  3. In the Project Monitoring Center, specify the current task. To do so, select a task from the task list then select "Start the task" from the popup menu.

Working on a task and changing task

If the time management is enabled, a window is regularly displayed, allowing you to confirm the current task or to change task.
Window for time management
This window indicates the current task and the duration of the task (since its last activation). See Help for time management for more details.
This window is used to change task directly.
If the time management is not enabled, the change of task must be performed from the Project Monitoring Center (displayed independently or in a pane of WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile).
When changing task, a specific window is displayed:
Changing task
This window is used to:
  • modify the date and time for changing task (in case you've forgotten to change task for example).
  • specify the status of the previous task (task locked, canceled, in progress).

Calculating the time spent on a task

The calculation of the time spent on a task depends on whether time management is enabled or not.
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.
Minimum required version
  • Version 11
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