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Critical Path - Where Smartsheet fails - Need a Critical Path filter ASAP
I don't know about you, but I'm constantly being asked about speeding up our projects. Yet, Smartsheet actually hinders my ability to expedite projects.
Before Smartsheet, one important method I used in MS Project was the following:
1) Filter to show only tasks on the critical path. (This usually reduces a 400-line project down to 30 tasks or less, making it very easy to understand.)
2) Review filtered list with the team. (Discuss options such as modifying task relationships or how individual tasks could be expedited.)
3) Modify the schedule per team's discussion.
4) Refresh the critical path filter to show the new critical path
5) Repeat as necessary
This approach is also handy for evaluating mulitiple "what if" scenarios.
However, Smartsheet does NOT allow me to filter for critical-path tasks. This is a major oversight. Perhaps if all of your projects are the same, or if they are all just 20 tasks in size, then this is not a problem. However, for the rest of us, this really impacts our productivity and the company's bottom line. The current Critical Path functionality that simply changes the color of tasks in the Gantt view is nice, but is nearly useless for the kind of targeted problem-solving I'm talking about.
REQUEST: Please implement a way to filter the task list (grid view) for only Critical Path tasks ASAP