When you plan a card, it always gets a start date. The (new) end date field is automatically filled with the same date. So a card with the same start and end date has a turnaround time of one day. You can change the end date within a card, so that the lead time will be longer.
Pay attention: In vPlan you can also split a card, which divides the card into several cards that are related to each other. This is a different functionality and will be explained on: Split card (forwards and backwords)
So if you want a card to run over several days, you can give a card not only a start date (the date on which it is scheduled), but also an end date. When you apply this, a single card is spread over several days. Below we explain how to do this!
Extend start and end date in calendar view
Open a planned map in your planning board. Then go in the map to the date fields Start date and End date, and click on End date.
On your planning board you can see that the map runs from July 13th to July 16th.
On each day from the start, until the end date, a map is visually displayed in the calendar view. The cards between the start and end date are ''grayed out'' to indicate that they are not separate cards, but part of a card that has a turnaround time longer than one day.
Everything that happens on one card is visible on all cards in the calendar, for example status and resources. However, we divide the total duration proportionally over the planned available days. A card of 8 hours with a lead time of 4 days, will take 2 hours per day from the available capacity.
Change start - end date in the list view
With the data picker in the list view you can also give a card a start and end date. This spreads the lead time of 1 card over several days.
You can easily select a start date, and then select the end date of the card. If you then click on Apply you will see that you have spread the card over several days.
Pay attention: The split function is not active for a card with a date range. However, it remains available if a card has a lead time of one day. The start date and end date are then the same.