Falcon's traffic light logic can be controlled at project level in the Schedule area via the configuration icon. The configuration icon looks like a small slider and is as always in the admin area on the top right.
Falcon's traffic light logic for activities works according to a simple scoring system and similar to the Premier League. First, you determine how many days delay an activity is to receive a yellow or a red traffic light. To stay with the football example, you determine the number of days delay after which an activity is considered undecided (yellow) and lost (red). In the next step, you determine how many points a green, yellow and red traffic light is worth. As default setting, Falon provides here, as in football, 3, 1 and 0 points.
Now comes the trick: Usually a project has more than one activity, of course. If you did each activity exactly as planned, you would get the full score for each activity. So you would have achieved 100% of the possible points. However, only very rarely do projects achieve a 100% degree of achievement. Therefore, you can determine the degree of achievement at which your project traffic light turns yellow or red.
The system allows you to evaluate each activity individually. In the next step, the scoring system serves to assess how well the project is performing across the board. So the steps are:
- At project level, select the configuration icon in the Schedule tab on the right.
- For the traffic light colors, enter the relevant deviation in days for start and end.
- Specify how many points you want to assign for a green, yellow or red traffic light for delays in start and/or end.
- The maximum possible number of points for each action is set in relation to the actual number. Enter limit values (in percent), from when the traffic light becomes red or yellow.
A special feature is the delay tolerance! You can use the delay tolerance to determine the period in which an activity can still be ticked off as being on time after it is due. You can find out more here.
An example: A measure has 3 activities. All are 3 days late. You have set the traffic light for each activity to yellow from a delay of 3 days to 7 days. You have assigned 3 points for a green traffic light, 2 points for a yellow traffic light and 1 point for a red traffic light. A maximum of 9 points was therefore possible (3 activities times 3 points for a green traffic light per activity). In fact, 6 points were achieved and thus just under 67% of the maximum possible number of points. Depending on your selected limit value, the measure is now assessed as red, green or yellow. As default value Falcon assumes 65% as limit value for a red traffic light. In this example, the measure is evaluated as yellow.