Set up auto complete task
Within a project, you could add tasks. These tasks could have a long duration, for example to represent a lead-time for a delivery task. For tasks that are set to auto complete, the remaining duration is counted down automatically. To set up such a task you can select the tasks within the project window, use the general tab on the bottom of the screen and select the Auto complete option, see figure:
Start the task
In My Activities there is an extra message beneath the Ettc of the task. Which explains that once the task is started the Auto Complete functionality makes sure that the Ettc of the task is automatically counted down to 0 (after 7 days). The user is responsible for the fact that the task is started, see figure:
However, when the task doesn't have the progress that was scheduled. The input within the Ettc can be changed to a longer (or shorter) duration.
When opening the project a day later, the duration of the task will automatically we updated, decreasing a day in duration. Besides, the date that the task is updated will be provided behind the Auto Complete functionality:
A couple of days later, we have some delay on the task. This means that we will not finish the task on the 1st of September, but (after the weekend) on the 4th. We will enter the new expected completion date within My Activities, changing the date will automatically update the Ettc for this task. The task duration will now be counted down from 3 days again starting the day after, see figure:
Note: you can also change the Ettc of the task. This will change the expected completion date of the task as well.
Complete the task
The duration of the task counted down automatically and has been completed by the resource. The task has finished on the 4th of September as expected. Now it's up to the Task Manager to check the task and update the status to Completed via My Activities or within the Project.