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Consider the possibility that your pet feature request has not been asked for by as many users as other features...
Probably that is the case. But with all due respect that just points out a serious ongoing flaw of primarily looking to existing users to evaluate the need for new features. The PERT request is a great PLAN example: Potential new users have been asking for the feature for years but staff continues to disregard the PERT requests, just like staff has disregarded cloning requests since v1 of OUTLINER.

So staff surveys existing users who mostly are happy limited to only GANTT (after all, existing users selected a Project Management app that only does GANTT, duh). Staff can save the effort of implementing PERT, but at the cost of non-response to users like me who will not buy an app that lacks PERT in the workflow.

Note that most project management app buyers create a short list for evaluation based on some key features. Things like "Does it run on Macs?" and "Does it have PERT?" are such early qualifiers. I would not even be here commenting if I was not already a user of other Omni products.

Note too that PERT is not just someone's "pet feature," PERT is a major defining characteristic of project management apps.

Last edited by Allen Wicks; 2010-08-03 at 03:54 PM..
 
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Originally Posted by Allen Wicks View Post
Probably that is the case. But with all due respect that just points out a serious ongoing flaw of primarily looking to existing users to evaluate the need for new features. The PERT request is a great PLAN example: Potential new users have been asking for the feature for years but staff continues to disregard the PERT requests, just like staff has disregarded cloning requests since v1 of OUTLINER.
Sorry, that's not a flaw if you are an existing customer who has some other feature which you need more than you need PERT or cloning support!

They haven't disregarded those requests, they've made a deliberate business decision to do something else first.
 
Still no Pert and how many years :-( Seeing all the overlapping dependency lines in a Gantt chart is useless and confusing when building a complex project from scratch. Projects come together with tasks that take an unknown amount of time and with all the 1 day durations, each dependency line overlaps more than 1 or 2 others making the dependencies impossible to see from the Gantt chart.
 
 


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