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I've been using smartsheets for projects plans for some weeks now and can manage all of the usual functions that I'm used to but I've got a new challenge.

 

How do i add variable contigency to the duration of a task based on a BRAG status?

 

Example:

In an Agile development environment the first pass estimate is RED and should contain 20% additional duration to the story points. Second pass (yellow) would be more accurate so +15% duration, etc etc.

 

Has anyone managed this? I tried a ferw templates but couldnt see this done anywhere

Comments

Brad,

 

If you look at the template tutorials, there is a Agile template

 

http://help.smartsheet.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1008770-template…

 

I have not used it (except long ago when first experimenting with Smartsheet) so don't know if it answers your question.

 

If I understand you query correctly, the problem you may run into is that if Dependencies are set for the project sheet, the Duration can't have a formula.

In fact, all of the columns associated with the Project Settings will not allow formulas once dependencies are set.

 

Hope this helps.


Craig

Craig,

Thanks. That's actually the template i'm using but being a crteative marketing agency we couldnt just use the standard approach.

 

I thing i understand about the dependancies (they are required) locking out the duration. I'll work another way into the planning.