Due date of a task
When adding a task, you will be given the opportunity to enter a deadline under 'Due date'. A deadline is never mandatory.
First you get the possibility to choose whether you want to count according to a number of days, or if you want to select a specific weekday.
Combinations are not possible, for example 20 days before some day and it must be on a Wednesday.
If you choose 0 days (before or after makes no difference), it is on the same day as the reference date.
You combine the number of days, or the day of the week, with the choice to count before or after a reference day. These are the options:
- Focus date
The preview of the task list always has a focus date in the top right corner. For a moment and a project, this is the same as the start date, in another context it is the day you use the template (= today).
If you like, when adding a task list you can make everything depend on the first day of the month, or the third Tuesday of the month. Then you set that date as the focus date and all deadlines of tasks are shifted.
- Creation date / Today
Here we look at the day on which you use the task list. Even if the focus date is set differently. We look at X number of days compared to "today". Unlike a retro planning where you plan everything according to a certain date in the future, here you look at what needs to be done after today.
Today, for example, you will receive a request to evaluate a sponsoring request. What steps will you take in which time intervals?
- Start date*
Your moment or project starts on a certain day. Use that day to set your deadlines for your tasks.
Attention: after adding the task list, the date no longer depends on the start date. If the moment or project is moved, you must also move all tasks manually.
- End date*
Your moment or project ends on a certain day. For example, the Monday before the end of an advertising campaign, you might evaluate whether it is worthwhile to extend the campaign.
* The start and end dates only apply to moments and projects. If you use the template for that task list elsewhere, you have to indicate the deadline of that task manually.
Fix weekends and holidays
In the preview of the task list you will always see on which day the deadline of the task falls. If it is on the weekend or on a holiday, you can change it manually. If you click on the date of that task, you will also see the logic used to determine the date. If you change it manually, you still have the possibility to reset the deadline according to the template logic.
Deadlines and collaboration
All tasks are created immediately, so you can complete some tasks well in advance and don't have to wait until the deadline ...
It is important that everyone within the marketing team respects the deadlines. Because if you have to wait for someone else to complete a task, then everyone loses time and the entire planning is compromised. As a planner and template creator, you should also take this into account. If you have the luxury of extra time, provide some buffer time for some colleagues. You know who …
With the further development of Husky it is possible that we build in such workflows and dependencies.
Time of a deadline
When setting the deadline it is not possible to set a time. Of course you can add this to the name of the task, or add it to the description. For Husky it is OK if you perform the task on the day of the deadline, before midnight. If you missed the deadline, the date of the deadline is in red.