FB currently has a limitation with regard to how accurate EBS is. This is because the % Time Allocation doesn't take changing allocations into account.
I might be on projectA 10% this month, but 75% the month after that. This kind of change can drastically effect the accuracy of the reports. And these kinds of changes happen frequently in companies with shared/matrixed-resource models.
Can we get the ability to adjust project allocations over time?
Caution: - Even if the coolness of allocations over time is implemented, allocations should not override reality for the reports.
This would not conflict with any part of the EBS algorithm, and would give EBS a more accurate model of the project. The main issues are:
We would need to add this in such a way that creating %time allocation over time does not confuse the UI for the simpler case of static %time allocations. This is probably solvable.
What happens if your %time allocation for a project runs out before you are finished with work on that project? For instance, let's say you have projects A and B, and user Bob is supposed to be 25% on project A and 75% on project B in March. Starting April 1, he is 100% on project B. However, EBS projects that there is a slight chance that he won't finish with project A by April 1. It seems as though our only option then is to warn on this when we display the report, but then we're into a UI problem; we have to say 'in most cases, this works fine, but in x% of cases, this user is in trouble to finish the project before he is supposed to stop work on it.'