Because most projects include repetititive work, recurring tasks allow you to be more efficient in generating recurring tasks across multiple task lists and projects. The screenshot below shows the recurring task creation form:
As from now in collaborative task management we will consider :
- Regular tasks: implying one assignee and one task creator,
- Parallel tasks: 2 or more members assigned in parallel on the same task (please read our blog entry on parallel task assignment).
How do application settings in GroupCamp work?
Rights and permissions are desgined to be simple to use with three levels of permissions:
Administrators or Managers: only users who have been assigned the role of Administrator or Manager hold that permission
Users of the primary company: all users of the primary company (the company that owns the GroupCamp account) will hold that permission,
All members: GroupCamp Poject allows you to invite clients and partners in a project, which means they would also be included in that level of permission. (Invited Guests are from companies which are different from the primary company that owns the account).
Example in task management:
Note : The Manager role can only be assigned as from the BEST plan of GroupCamp Project. The Administrator role however exists in all plans.
As you know we are planning significant changes with the new Tasks application. This week we are releasing two new features in the Tasks application of GroupCamp Project which are Start Dates and task progress with Percentage Completion. Those 2 features are available as from the PLUS plan of GroupCamp Project and can be enabled or disabled in the Tasks Application Settings.
Dear GroupCamp users,
After various requests we are now happy to bring you what we are calling Parallel tasks in GroupCamp Project. You now have the ability to assign the same task to multiple users.
What is key about this feature is that it will allow you to manage each assignment individually. We now use it intensively within GroupCamp and simply cannot do without it. With parallel tasks you also have new related application settings.
Note 1: please note that the number of assignees in parallel on a task is limited for a GroupCamp Project plan. Please refer to our Plans & Pricing page.
Note 2: If you were previously using assignments to the name of the company when using tasks, those tasks are automatically converted into parallel tasks. All company users become parallel assignees. Please note also that depending upon your plan the number of parallel assignees will therefore be limited.
Parallel project task management with the new task creation form
Following our release of the new Timelog time tracking application in a project, GroupCamp is also releasing new features in the Timelog application of the cross-project view which we refer to as the timesheet view. The major difference between time tracking in a project and time tracking in the cross project view is that, the project timesheet view allows account users to enter time records on a project (for instance a client project) as opposed to a task in a project. In this new release we are also introducing timesheet reporting categories which allows users in the cross-project view.
The new features in the cross project timesheet view are described below.
New graphic dashboard in cross project timesheets
The cross project timesheet view allows administrators and managers to see the billable and non-billable hours for a user. The select options allows for a real time analysis with a breakdown of the hours per project and for specific working weeks.
The GroupCamp team is happy to announce that the new timelog application is now available in GroupCamp Project. This new application is the result of feature requests gathered from businesses across the world on how to manage billable hours on client projects, on how to improve the budget monitoring of sub-contractor jobs or on how to better manage a team of freelancers.
Following our release of the new time tracking application in GroupCamp Project and the new cross project timesheet view, we are providing a few insights on the way conversion rates work for accounts where different units are used in different projects.
The Overview app in your online project management tool gets a brand new look with a series of new features. We have changed the way late items are displayed and the project schedule gets a brand new interface. The new updates presented in this blog are related to the changes made to the way milestones are now linked to tasks (please see our blog posts on Milestones and due dates on linked tasks)