A manual date metric is a date-based metric that you update yourself. The data for the metric may come from outside the project or you may create a manual date metric to act as a target value for other metrics.
Example: Customer Required Date. This is an external fixed date that comes from outside the project. This metric is included in the Project Structured template.
See Supplied Metrics for more metric examples.
Tip! If you make a mistake adding a metric, click Version History and Delete the metric. You can then create a new metric and use the Apply Metric Value To option to put the fixed metric back in position.
To create a manual date metric:
The system will automatically generate a Metric ID for the metric using the title, but you may update to one that makes more sense to you.
If the Metric ID already exists in the list, you will see a message saying that 'the Metric ID is not available' when you attempt to save it or click the Check button. This means you will have to edit so that it is unique.
Making the Metric inactive does the following:
The available options include:
If you select Date Only, time will not be used in the metric display and indicator calculation.
The Metric Indicator setting allows you compare the Metric value to a target and specify Warning and Danger parameters to trigger associated icons.
When Earlier dates are better is selected , any Metric date before the target will trigger the default green icon. A Metric date one day after the target value will trigger the Warning icon. A Metric date two or more days after the target value will trigger the Danger icon. In other words, the further away we move from a date in the past, the worse it is. This is the setting you will probably use in the majority of situations.
When Later dates are better items is selected, any Metric date on or after the target will trigger the default green icon. A metric date one day before the target value will trigger the Warning icon. A metric date two or more days before the target value will trigger the Danger icon. In other words, the closer we get to a future date, the better it is and the further away from a future date, the worse it is.
Note: The number of days must be a whole number between 0 and 10000.
The Danger value must be greater than or equal to the Warning value.