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How do I add a task that merely takes time? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a task that takes time and needs an employee assigned that takes time but not any real resources.

    I need an employee to apply for permits which should only take a few hours on the first day. The permits take 20 days for approval or disapproval in which I need to assign the employee to other tasks and not be charged for labor.

    HOW DO I DO THIS??!!

    Thank you!

    Saturday, April 23, 2016 3:59 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    A simple way could be to have a summary task "permit appliance" with 2 tasks: first the task on the first day with the resource assigned a few hours. Then create a milestone "permit approval/disapproval" as a successor with a 20 days positive lag. Thus you'll have the summary task lasting 20 days with your employee assigned just at the beginning and you'll be able to track the permit decision with the milestone.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, MCC |

    Saturday, April 23, 2016 8:43 PM
    Moderator