Job Schedule

Job Schedule

Workforce scheduling is an integral component of job management. It is used to consider predicted workloads and then manage resource requirements as needed to complete the job. For many industries it is imperative that they have a dynamic scheduling tool that can effortlessly handle frequent changes in workloads and job durations.

As many jobs have constant shifting of durations, priorities, resource inavailability or missed milestones, we knew that the QicWorks Scheduling Tool need to be fully automated and super easy to use. That is why we use the latest in smart technologies such as drag and drop, automated critical path and auto scheduleing to take the hard work out of job scheduling.


Navigation  

Navigating to your Schedule can be under taken one of two ways.


Direct 
Click on   Job   from the main menu, then click on  Job Schedule.  Then if required, simply filter by Job Status, Job Number, Supervisor, Job Owner, My Jobs or Assigned resources.


From within your Job 
Click on   Job   from the main menu, then click on  Job Management.   Find  your  Jo b , and open. Click on  Schedul e  from the Navigation menu and the QicWorks Job Schedule will open showing the details for that Job.



Key Terms

Job

Task
Add summary tasks to beef up task details. This includes the planned start and finish of your tasks. You can set the duration and add resource costs. There are also columns for percent complete, actual start and finish.
Job Milestone
Add milestones to break up your project into smaller phases and set short-term goals. To make a milestone, just highlight a task. Click the milestone button, and it’s represented on the Gantt as a diamond.
Resource

Dependencies, Predecessor and Successors
Link dependent tasks on the Gantt chart to avoid bottlenecks. You can drag and drop the task to set task dependencies, or use the link button. This simple step prevents headaches later.
Occur when one task can't move on the the next phase until a particular task has been completed before it. Once linked every change made to the predecessor  affects the successor.
Critical Path
is the path made up of the longest duration, but represents the shortest time frame to complete that job or project. If a Task on the critical path is delayed then the job is delayed for the same duration
Baseline
Baselines capture original target dates, so you can compare your plan to what actually happens during the execution phase. To set the baseline, go to the settings gear. Looking at planned versus actual progress shows whether you’re on track or not.
Notification
Tag anyone in the project group, and they’re instantly notified by email. You can direct them by adding detailed instructions and attaching files to each task. Everything is in one place, making it easy to find.
Set Dates
Set dates to begin scheduling. Mark the planned start date and planned finish date to estimate each task’s duration. As things change in the project, it’s easy to edit the dates: just drag and drop the timelines
Percentage Complete

For more information about calculating job progress, see: Calculating Job Progress





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