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Planned Snapshot not taking 'Constraint' dates

varun ibm (611722) | asked Oct 10 '13, 3:26 a.m.
 Hi All,

I have a the workitems created in a Formal template. Parents are Milestones and childs are tasks.

Parent 1
-Child 1.1 ,Est 0 secs,SNET 30/09/2013
-Child 1.2, Est 1 week,SNET 30/09/2013,Predecessor Child 1.1
-Child 1.3,Est 1 week,SNET 7/10/2013,Predecessor Child 1.2

Parent 2
-Child 2.1,Est 6 weeks, SNET 30/09/2013, Predecessor Child 1.1 
-Child 2.2, Est 2 weeks,SNET 30/10/2013,Predecessor Child 1.1
-Child 2.3, Est 2 weeks,SNET 30/09/2013, Predecessor Child 1.1

I take a planned snapshot now.
Result :
                       Est                    Planned Start date                              Planned End date
Child 1.1         0 secs            10-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM                 10-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM
Child 1.2        1 week            10-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM                  17-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM
Child 1.3        1 week            17-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM                  24-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM

Child 2.2        2 weeks          10-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM                  24-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM
Child 2.3        2 weeks          10-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM                   24-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM

Expected :
                      Est                    Planned Start date                              Planned End date
Child 1.1         0 secs            30-Sep-2013 9:00:00AM                 30-Sep-2013 9:00:00 AM
Child 1.2        1 week            30-Sep-2013 9:00:00AM                  7-Oct-2013 5:00:00 PM
Child 1.3        1 week             7-Oct-2013 9:00:00AM                   14-Oct-2013 5:00:00 PM

Child 2.2        2 weeks          30-Sep-2013 9:00:00AM                 14-Oct-2013 5:00:00 PM
Child 2.3        2 weeks          30-Sep-2013 9:00:00AM                 14-Oct-2013 5:00:00 PM

Ideally the planned start date should consider the Constraint date correct ? and also all these tasks are unassigned. I am not sure why the dates are populating incorrectly as well.

We are using RTC 4.0. 
Can someone help me with the same ?

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Aradhya K (1.4k44345) | answered Oct 10 '13, 4:12 a.m.
Hi Varun

The values in the snapshots are the ones calculated by the scheduler.
Currently the Plan Scheduler will schedule the work from today. 
In the above case I think you have loaded the plan and then the snapshot at 10-Oct-2013 9:03:56 AM.
In this case as the constraint in Start No Earlier Than (SNET) the dates calculated is obeying the constraint dates.

Currently RTC does not schedule the work items for past days. Only if there is time spent then the start date will be past date.

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varun ibm commented Oct 10 '13, 4:41 a.m.

Hi Aradhya,

Thank you for explanation as of how the snapshots are calculated. Just one question.
So if I need to populate the Planned Start and End Dates as per the constraint dates, then I need to plan in Advance. Correct ? because it will not work for past days. 

Aradhya K commented Oct 10 '13, 12:27 p.m.

Hi Varun

Yes its better to take the first plan snapshot before your Iteration starts. That way you will get the planned dates that are calculated the way you want.

varun ibm commented Oct 11 '13, 5:53 a.m.


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