When I push out a task Finish Date, what should I expect to happen to the ETC hours on the task assignments?
Release: All Supported
Component: Clarity Project Management
On Effort tasks, the total ETC hours on each assignment may increase. The amount that the ETC hours increase by depends on the 'Default Allocation %' for that resource on the Team tab. If the ‘Default Allocation %’ is 0 %, then ETC amount will remain the same for that assignment. The ETC hours will remain distributed based on the team member’s allocation segments.
For all other tasks, the total ETC hours on each assignment will remain the same. However, the ETC hours will automatically redistribute uniformly across the new task duration. This will occur regardless of the assignment Loading Pattern.
In addition, once timesheets post and the Actual Thru Date gets set or updates, remaining etc will redistribute evenly across the remaining periods. The only way to keep ETC in their desired periods is to use Fixed Loading Pattern on the assignments. However with this option, all unused ETC for periods prior to Actual Thru Date are dropped and not carried forward as in other Loading Patterns. If you are using Earned Value metrics, this may not be an optimal choice as your Work Scheduled metrics will change if ETC is dropped.