See how project management is carried out in a timesheet.  This is where much of the intel is gathered.  Project managers will like this.


When you are selecting a timesheet software product, you might consider how your organization wishes to track project time.  Do you simply track hours  directly to a client?  Or, do you drop down a layer and track time to multiple projects under a client? You may even go down a level deeper and  track time to project tasks under a project, which is also under a client.

The Standard Time® timesheet supports these modes of time tracking.

In the video, you see project tasks displayed in the timesheet.  They are organized under their prospective projects and sub-projects.  Each employee only sees the projects, subsystems, and tasks they are assigned to.  You do  not see projects that other people work on.  This reduces the timesheet  clutter and makes it more context sensitive to the user.  Simpler!

Employees enter hours against the tasks they see in the timesheet.  When  they do, they are contributing to the "Actual work" field in those tasks.  (If you click the Project Tasks tab, you will see the tasks and the actual work  entered so far.)  You can collapse and expend timesheet projects to show or  hide the detail.  You can also filter the timesheet so it only shows the  projects or tasks you wish to see.  Again, that further reduces the clutter  so you only see the detail that's relevant to you.

As you fill out the timesheet, you see daily and weekly totals at the bottom of  the page.  You may also see totals for overtime and the pay period.   But keep in mind that all your timesheet hours are silently going toward the  project management aspects of the "Project Tasks" tab.  When you click that  tab, you are in a different world -- a world of project management where  employee hours are rolled up to the sub-project and project level for digestion  at a higher level.  That level is normally the domain of project managers,  administrators, and company executives.  They need this information to  determine how their projects are progressing.

Each project task (in the Project Tasks tab) collects data for estimated  durations, estimated costs, material costs, actual work, remaining work, percent  complete, percent status.  You will see many of these fields change as hours are entered into the timesheet.  Administrators can assign tasks to  employees, adjust start and finish dates, adjust durations, and monitor %  complete.  All this task information then allows them to check employee  availability and resource allocation.

So you see, the project management features tie directly to the timesheet for a comprehensive project tracking solution.

Also see: Video: Relationship between Timesheet and Time Log, Video: Project CostingVideo: Project Wizard for Time TrackingVideo: Ten Tools For The PMO OfficeVideo: Tracking Time to CategoriesVideo: Milestone Tracking


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