Possibility to divide project into areas/streams and to book resources within those
For big projects, that contains few modules/areas/streams it would be great to have an option to somehow divide it into groups. Then it should be possible to create bookings within this project within particular group. E.g. I have a project, where I need 5 people for module no 1, 7 people for module no 2 and 3 people for module no 3. This is one project, with one timeline and one PM. Currently all those 15 people are mixed - I would like to see them grouped per module.
I've heard from some users that they would use this to group by discipline e.g. creative, digital, account etc. For a big project with a lot of resources, that would help a lot. They also want to be able to indicate the budget at that level too
How do you create and assign some key milestone events/activity/ task in the project that may require addition effort and budget
Antoine Vermeesch commented
if you split in multiple projects you don't have acces to the financial result of your project
How are you solving this now? Here is how we do it with current functionality.
1. I create a Project Group or Sub Group and I call that the Name of the Project. e.g. Apple
2. Then I create projects to go into this group which essentially make up the different modules/areas/streams you are talking about and I name them appropriately. e.g.
Apple - Design
Apple - Research
Apple - Development
3. This now gives me a group with 3 projects, but I can view all at once via the "Group Schedule" of the project group "Apple" I can also now apply a different budget to each the streams and also track them.
Not sure if that helps, but this is how we approach this when we need to split it up.
Very good idea - this option will definitely improve the planning and resource management proces.
I think that it could be interesting feature
Good idea, very helpful!