I recently finished setting up a large project with a complex path of dependencies and prerequisites. What I’d like to do now is use my project in OmniPlan to track progress and assign tasks to my team. To do this, I need some way of determining which tasks are “ready to be worked on”. To explain:
- If a task has no prerequisite it is ready to be worked on.
- If a task has one or more prerequisites but they are all 100% complete it is ready to be worked on.
- If a task has one or more prerequisites and any are not 100% complete it is not yet ready to be worked on.
Ideally, I’d be able to get at this data using a filter so that I’m seeing only the tasks that are ready to be worked on. Failing that, a highlight color on these tasks in the Gantt chart (similar to the red highlight on the critical path) would also work.
Is there a way to accomplish either of these views in OmniPlan? If not, I’m open to suggestions on how to approximate this functionality using Applescript.