Re: Freeware Time Planning Tool?

Subject: Re: Freeware Time Planning Tool?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:41:45 -0400

Hi Nancy,

I haven't used it, but this looks promising: http://www.ganttproject.biz/

Bill

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> Hi, all.
>
> I'm being asked to figure out how much time my projects have taken over the past few years. My company did no tracking of this information in the past, but I kept a .txt file in which I noted daily work.
>
> As I read through it, I can note when I mention beginning and ending each project and I can see the times when I had overlapping projects going on.
>
> In the best of all possible worlds, I will find a tool in which I can enter a start and stop date for each project. These are dates in the past; the tool needs not to get in a tizzy about that.
>
> I would like to be able to tell the the tool to assume a 45-hour week and divide each day between the projects I list. So, if on April 2, 2009 I listed two projects, the tool would assume I worked 4.5 hours on each one. In a perfect world, the tool will give me a total for each project.
>
> Then I would like to be able to go in and manipulate the division of hours manually. Let's say that the two projects listed for April 2 are a long-term project and an application note. I know that typically I put aside long-term projects to get app notes done quickly. So I would want to assign 6.5 hours to the app note and only 2 hours to the long-term project.
>
> I assume that MS Project does this, but I don't have it.
>
> Can you recommend a program that can do this? Or, if I'm describing a slightly weird process and you have a tool that does the same thing but in a slightly different way, I'd like to hear about it, too. I'm just imagining how the process might go and my description might be somewhat eccentric.
>
> Thanks for all suggestions.
>
> --Nancy

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