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)
Following the latest release in the Project Overview application, we have improved the way the cross-project dashboard is designed. Late tasks and milestones are now presented as ‘late items’ and are sorted by date. Our new project schedule view presents your personal planning (as a user) for all projects in which you will find your upcoming tasks and milestones.
We have updated the weekly email reports with new settings and a new way of presenting upcoming dates for all projects.
Presenting late items in the cross-project view
On the screenshot below, you can see the three different examples of late items:
- The first example is a late task assigned to the current user and the task list for this task is linked to the milestone “Client Monthly Review Meeting” which is a late milestone (there are no due date on the task but the milestone to which the task list is linked is actually late). Please see our blog on how Milestones and due dates on linked tasks work,
- the second example shows a late milestone with 7 linked tasks which are not completed
- the third example shows a task assigned to the current user with a late due date