To create and track tasks.
To create a task, go to the project where you want to create the task and click the Create button. Create a new task on the Add Task form.
Create Button in the Project
The task must have a name. You can leave other options blank or add details.
Create Task Form
Name: Name of the task. It should be short and clear.
Description: Here, you can write what kind of result you want to get at the end of the task or you can inform the assignees about the task.
Start Date: The date the task should begin.
Deadline: The date the task should be done.
Adding dates are optional. It is recommended to set it like this:
- 1.Leave the date blank if the task's deadline is unknown, or if you're doing the task regardless of date, or if you haven't decided to do it yet or want to add it as an idea only.
- 2.Just put a deadline, if only the deadline of the task is important or it doesn't matter when to start.
- 3.If you want to see assignees' schedule and which days are busy, put both dates.
The deadline is also used to sort tasks on the Tasks page and on the Home Page.
Add assignees to the task. You can add non-project members to tasks so you can work with other teams in the organization together. However, you cannot add members who have not been added to the organization account. To learn how to invite members to the organization, visit the Organization Settings page.
If it is not clear who will do the task yet, you do not have to add an assignee to the task.
It is used to group tasks into topics and make them more visible. You can also create a new tag while creating a task, or you can choose from created ones. For detailed information about tags, see the Project Settings page.
In Cubicl, you can add additional fields to task create form. For instance, in the picture above, "ID" field had been added. To learn how to add those fields, you should visit the Project Settings page.
Priority of tasks change from Very High to Very Low in 5 categories. The priority is used to order tasks that do not have a due date.
You can attach files from your computer, Google Drive and Dropbox to the task. In order to upload files from Google Drive, you need to give permission.
NOTE: Files cannot be added again in recurring tasks.
You can add steps to tasks to track task progress in detail. You will be notified as the steps are completed. Also, steps are used to calculate the percentage of progress for tasks.
For a task, you choose one of 3 step options:
No steps are added to the task.
Steps are added to the task as items. Assignees check the steps they have completed. You can add a description, deadline, and assignees to steps as well as tasks.
The steps have a hierarchical structure. Therefore, steps can also have their own sub-steps.
You can add steps to tasks from the edit form or task detail. In order to use this feature, click a task. Click the box that says "Add new step..." under the "Task Steps" title. After typing the name of the task step and click on enter, your step will be saved. To update the task step, just click the pencil icon and edit the step, then click the green tick icon.
One of the problems you will encounter when creating a task is how extensive it will be. For example, if you keep the scope of a task too broad, it will contain many steps. This task may take a long time to complete and you may not be able to track it properly.
If you keep the scope too narrow, you create too many small tasks. In this case, the tasks alone may not give enough idea about the work to be done. You also need to keep track of tasks that are related to each other.
You will understand which is suitable for you as you create tasks with steps. However, you can consider:
- If the task alone doesn't make sense, or if there is an obvious need for other tasks to define, you can create them as steps under a single task.
- If a person has to follow a few specific steps to get a task done and it's pretty repetitive, you can create it as a single task.
- If the task you're creating has many steps, you need to define individual assignees for most of the steps, you can create this task as separate tasks if the assignees don't need to work together to complete the task.
A progress bar is placed on the task without step items. It looks like this in the interface:
You can use the progress bar for 2 purposes:
- 1.To keep track of a certain number of tasks that need to be done. For example, if a product needs to be made 10, the progress bar value is selected as 10. The progress bar is updated for manufactured products.
- 2.To show task progress as a percentage. For example, you can separate progress into 10 pieces. So, 1 progress on the task means 10% of the task is completed.
For recurring tasks, you can create a task once and make it repeat. When the time comes, a new copy of the original task will be created and notifications will be sent to assignees and followers of the task.
Tasks can repeat on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. For weekly recurring tasks, you can select more than one day of the week. The task repeats each week on selected days of the week.
You have 2 options:
- 1.After the deadline of the current task: The new task is created regularly, even if the current task is not completed.
- 2.After the current task is completed: The new task is not created until the current task is completed. A task delay prevents the creation of new tasks on a regular basis.
You have 3 options:
- 1.Always repeats: The task always repeats until you end it.
- 2.Repeats until a certain date: The task repeats until the date you select.
- 3.It repeats a given number of times: After repeating the task as many times as you have chosen, its repetition ends.
If you want to make the task private, you can use other tab. When you make the task private, only the creator and assignees can see it.
Edit the creator of your tasks. You can prevent unnecessary notifications by easily editing the creator of the tasks that you need to create but do not want to receive notifications from.
Change Creator of the Task