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Method to be notified when a task is moved

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022382D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 89K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

With the current project scheduler there is not an automatic way to determine whether a task or a milestone has been moved with respect to a specific date. It would be useful to have an automatic way to be notified whne this event occur

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Method to be notified when a task is moved

Method to be notified when a task is moved

With the current project scheduler tools there is not an automatic way to determine whether a task or a milestone has been moved, with respect to a specified date, due to other activities on the plan. Such notification would be particularly useful for specific milestones or critical tasks people are interested in. A possible workaround to solve this problem could be the following:
1. save a baseline plan schedule
2. modify it
3. compare the current plan with the baseline one and determine the tasks movement It would be much more useful to be notified about such movements as soon as they occur and decide whether accept or reject them

     The idea is to associate to selected tasks information that states whether the task has to be monitored or not. If the task has to be monitored and a modification to its start or end date occur, then a message has to be shown to notify this event. At this point the user can decide whether to accept the modification or reject it. With this proposal the user is alerted about possible task movements he is interested in as soon they occur without be forced to search for them manually. This is particularly useful with large projects.

     On each task/milestone there should be possible to define whether the user is interested in being notified on the task/milestone movement (let's call such tasks/milestones "flagged"). There should aslo be possible to:
1. define a duration after which the user has to be notified;
2. specify whether the user...