Time Forecasting

Just curious if anyone has found a way to do a time-log forecasting within monday? My team uses the time tracker to monitor how much time is used each other, but on occasion we have multiple new projects that need to be handled but we are unsure of who will have time in the future.

I am aware of the workload widget for dashboarding, but it mainly is useful with current task tracking or checking on tasks on a weekly bases. Ideally our team would like something that can projects roughly 3 months ahead, which would be difficult for a workload widget to do.

Hi Joshua,

This is a very general query, which is totally fine.

I see time forecasting as a possible end product of a well-built solution. It’s certainly possible to do in monday.com. Everything will need to be built correctly depending on your specific goals, because there are a lot of considerations and many approaches.

I do believe, as you have identified, that the workload widget is the best place to manage time management. What is the reason for your prejudice that it is better for weekly or current time planning? I don’t necessarily agree with that.

The key is giving monday.com the data in the right format.

Here are some key questions to get you started:

  1. How do you store and assign tasks? Are all items tasks that require time spent? Is that time specific to that item or is it split with another item? Or is it perhaps the sum of time spent on X items?
  2. Do you assign one person or multiple people? Do you expect their time to be split equally?
  3. How will you predict the amount of time spent? Will you define manual estimates or will you base those off the duration of previous tasks?

These are the kinds of questions (and more!) that will define how you approach building your solution. In my experience, monday.com is versatile enough that it can handle many different use cases, but it needs to be built correctly.