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Project Creation and Management FAQs
Project Creation and Management FAQs
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Written by Andrew Naisawald
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Do the project colors mean anything?

  • There is no hidden meaning in the project colors, although your organization may decide to adopt a color pattern at a later date.

Who has access to adjust my timeline?

  • Project timelines may be edited by the full-access members of the project. Changes to the project are recorded in the history of each action card as well as on the Project Activity section of the project Overview page.

How can I account for holidays in my timelines?

  • Holidays can be set at the workspace level for all projects in the workspace. When a holiday is set, all projects in the workspace will prevent actions from being scheduled on that day and will account for those days in the timeline.

It's worth noting that users can still schedule an action on a holiday if they select it from the date picker. Essentially this would let them ‘override’ the holiday scheduler.

Hence, you might want to make it extra clear that you won't be available that day and set the Out of Office status for yourself!

How can I exclude weekends in my project?

  • In the project, select Edit Project and update the selection labeled Show Weekends. This will exclude weekend from your timeline and prevent actions from being due on the weekend.

Will we be able to create groups that are automatically assigned to a project?

  • Yes, you have the ability to create groups, or Teams as they are called in Hive. These Teams can be set as the Project Members on the Project Template so when the project is opened, this Team is automatically added to the project.

Should you schedule something as 0 days if it should be complete on the same day it begins?

  • Yes, that is correct!

  • Additionally, leverage the Hive dependencies and the predecessor column of Gantt layout to configure leads and lags in your timeline using dependencies.

  • The predecessor column in Gantt is also where you can write advanced dependency functions (FS, FF, SS, SF + "Xd"). Use the formulate to add days of "lag" to the previous dependency. Like, "1.1FS+2d". ‘FS-1’ is another commonly used equation for your actions to start on the same day.

What do FS, FF, SS, SF + "Xd" stand for when used in Gantt?

When it comes to dependencies you can use in your Gantt projects, there are 4 types of those:

  • Finish-to-start (FS) - You cannot start action B before action A is completed
    This type of dependency can be applied when you need one task to be finished before the next one can be started.

  • Finish-to-finish (FF) - You cannot complete action B before action A is done

    If you don't want to finish an action before the preceding one is completed, this type of dependency will be the one to go for.

  • Start-to-start (SS) - You cannot start Action B before action A starts

    Sometimes you might need to have one action start before letting the following one kick off. This type of dependency will allow you to do that.

  • Start-to-finish (SF) - You cannot complete action A before action B starts

    With this type of dependency, the preceding action cannot be marked as completed up until the following action starts.

Can a task have multiple predecessors or only one?

  • An action can have multiple dependencies or predecessors.

If I change the project view or layout, will it change the view for everyone invited to the project?

  • If you change the default project Layout (Status, Team, Label, Calendar, Gantt or Table) from your project settings, it will change for everyone invited to the project. If you add a new Tab to view your project, it might be available to others depending if you set it private or not.

When you make a change in one view (e.g. Gantt), will this change also be updated in other views (e.g. status or team view)?

  • Yes, Hive updates in real-time and any changes made in one view are applied throughout the other views.

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