The week planner is perfect for scheduling employees to projects for longer periods of time on a week level. It works just as fast and easy as punching in some hours into a spreadsheet, but now with all the validations of a professional system.
Just like Excel
For long-term projects you would preferably like to reserve hours in the resource planning. Based on the budgeted hours and the duration of the phases, you know what the average hours per employee on a weekly basis are. Of course those hours can vary depending on the phase of the project.
For this situation we designed the Week Planner in Timewax. It allows you to roughly allocate hours in the resource planning of your employees. Just like Excel, you can quickly navigate through cells and punch in a number of hour per employee per week.
Getting a full view
In the Week Planner you can easily create views to select, for example, all employees of a specific department, position or skill. In the summary rows you can configure whether you want to see their utilization in a percentage, available hours or scheduled hours.
By expanding the employees you see all scheduled hours per project for that employee. At this level you can quickly adjust hours and distribute them across all the projects. You immediately see if everything fits within the available hours and if you don’t accidentally overbook any employees.
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Integrated with daily planning
The Week Planner is not a standalone tool. It is integrated with the Planning Board, that is primarily focussed on the day to day planning. The Week Planner displays everything that has been scheduled in the Planning Board or the personal Outlook calendars of the employees.
With this integration you can rely that our Week Planner always gives a 100% accurate view of the availability. Hours scheduled with the Week Planner will on their turn also be visible in the Planning Board. The Week Planner schedules the weekly hours automatically on available time slots of the of the employees.
In the Week Planner you can also enable notifications. This way you can be alerted when you overbook employees, create conflicts or when you allocate employees to activities for which they are no longer qualified.
Accidentally scheduling more hours that the budget for a project? The Week Planner will notify you that you are about to exceed the budget. The Week Planner will also check if the hours that you schedule are aligned with the duration of the activities if you have set those up in the Gantt Chart.
Do you want to see the Week Planner in action?
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