This article describes how you move projects and programs, how moving affects allocations and how the zoom level affects the time grid for moving.
The effects of a move on the allocations of project members are constantly displayed in the allocation histograms in the resource view, before, during and after the move.
Moving a Project
Proceed as follows to move a project:
- Click the project bar in the interactive Gantt chart, hold the mouse button and drag the project to the desired start point. While you are moving the project, the new values for the Start and Finish fields will be displayed in a hint.
- Release the mouse button to assign the values displayed for the Start and Finish fields to the project.
Moving a Program
Moving a program works exactly like moving a project:
- Click the program bar in the interactive Gantt chart, hold the mouse button and drag the program to the desired start point. While you are moving the program, the new values for the Start and Finish fields as well as the number of affected projects will be displayed in a hint.
- Release the mouse button to assign the values displayed for the Start and Finish fields to the program. All associated projects will be moved accordingly.
Moving and Allocations
When moving a project or program, allocation values entered for that project or for projects in that program will always be retained with respect to the selected project allocation unit.
Due to the nature of the FTE calculation, retaining the FTE value when moving a project will change the days and hours when a project is moved into a period with more or less work days during the project duration.
On the other hand, when Days or Hours are selected and are therefore retained when a project is moved, this will result in a higher or lower FTE value when a project is moved into a period with more or less work days during the project duration.
The following table shows which values are retained and which may vary when you move a project, depending on the selected project allocation unit:
Project Allocation Unit
|FTE||FTE retained; days and hours may vary.|
|Days||Days and hours retained; FTE may vary.|
|Hours||Days and hours retained; FTE may vary.|
Snapping by Zoom Level
Depending on your selected zoom level, projects and programs will move with monthly, weekly or daily precision:
|Year / Half year||To month|
|Year / Quarter||To month|
|Half year / Quarter||To week|
|Quarter / Months||To week|
|Month / Weeks||
To day; hold [SHIFT] key while dragging for snapping to weeks.