Studio Manager 9 Task Scheduling
The 4-Week Job Calendar
You can look out over 4 weeks and scan down and see what your weeks are shaping up like. This can help you see where the logjams may be. Each deadline entry has the initials of the person responsible on there!
The 4-week schedule is formatted to print 11x17. There is also a 2-week version, one week of which is shown below.
Scheduling is one of the hardest challenges a creative services firm faces. Handling this well could mean the difference between profits or loss. Regular project management software does one project at a time which does only half the job.
Load Leveling. After you plan the project, you need to see all the projects at once so you can see where you need to bring in additional freelance support and where you can take on one more time critical project and still hit the marks.
Set Up Your Task Deadlines for Each Job
This is Jobs module - the control center for Studio Manager. Tab 1 allows you to enter the basics for a new job and displays your imminent deadlines.
The tasks associated with a job can be tracked effectively. A separate tasks screen (the 3rd tab shown below), allows you to enter all the deadlines for a job. A related tasks table stores any additional information about the task such as addresses, contact people, etc..
Employees Have Their Own Task Lists
Employees can view their own tasks and keep them current by checking off tasks as they are completed.
Which they can print
Staff can print a hard copy of their task list.