Rego’s Everyday Life

A blog about my work at Igalia.

LibrePlan: Adapt planning according to timesheets

During the last weeks I’ve been working in a new feature for LibrePlan that allows to update the project plan using the data from the timesheets. Let’s use an example in order to explain the new functionality better.

Imagine that you have scheduled a task to be done during week 45, however the timesheets reporting hours to that task are in week 47. This means that you’re not fulfilling the plan and you have a delay of 2 weeks in that task. Besides, maybe that task has dependencies with other tasks, so this delay also means that other tasks are going to be delayed.

Some questions:

  • How could you check that information in LibrePlan?

  • How could you update the current plan?

In order to solve these problems a new feature has been developed. The final implementation includes different things which will be explained below.

Summarizing, we think that this is a nice addition that could be helpful to our users in order to manage better their projects. It’ll be available in the upcoming version 1.3.2 (you can already test it in the unstable environment) and, as usual, we’ll be really glad to receive your feedback about it. If you want to know more, you can review the analysis and implementation notes at LibrePlan wiki.

Finally, we’d like to publicly thanks to SOMABE for sponsoring this development. As you probably know Igalia offers this kind of customizations and other services around LibrePLan, don’t hesitate to contact us.