Achieving a company’s goals requires a set of tasks. This step involves defining the required tasks. If a user has this access, she can see the “tasks” section on the menu. by using this access, the user can define or remove a task, determine the estimated workload and due date of the task, and the users who must perform that. She can also determine which project and category this task is related to. If the user has access to the definition of the project and the task category, defining new items is possible through this menu.
Creating New Task
To select the task team, click on the option shown in the figure.
In large organizations with a lot of people, assigning new tasks to people may be time-consuming for managers. Many people with different skills are working in the team. Such problems made TaskBrowse add skill-based task assignments.
To assign tasks based on skills, you must first define the skills required to perform tasks in your organization. These skills vary depending on your business. For the definition of skills, refer to the basic definitions.
For example, in a software production company, programming is one of the skills.
After defining the necessary skills in the organization, it is time to assign them to the users. For this purpose, refer to manage users and user editing and specify the person’s skills in the skills section. You can even determine the skill level of the person. Note that it is possible to define a new skill. Type the skill’s title in the skills section.
In the next step, when defining the task, you must determine the skills required by this task and the level of each skill. TaskBrowse will list the people whose skills are more compatible with this task so that you can create the most optimal team.
In the “Time” tab, you can determine the Estimated Workload, Start date, and Due date of the task. To determine these, Taskbrowse provides the “Project Progress Report” and shows The Start and due date on the calendar.
When the users log in, they will be notified of the added tasks.
By using the tags field, you can see their information in the data charts separately. To add a new tag, type your desired title in the relevant field, or click on the + button to choose among the existing tags. Edit and deleting the tags can be done in the Basic definitions.
on the top part of the tasks list, you will see the below icons:
Use this button to define a new task.
By using this button, you can assign a task to yourself.
By using this button, you can receive Excel output from the list of tasks and their status.
By using this button, you can select the columns which show different information about the tasks.
This button allows you to filter the tasks based on their features.
It enables a guided tour and shows it to you.
This button allows you to add custom fields.
On the right side of every task, there are other buttons. By selecting the dropdown button, you can use them for
There is a button for showing task changes:
What operation happened on what date, and who did that operation?
It is good to know that you can add custom columns using the gear above the table and arrange them by drag and drop. You can save this arrangement.
When you define a task, you are the manager of that task, and as the manager of a task, even if you are not in the team of that task, you will be able to view and edit that task.
You can select multiple statuses to filter tasks.
Don’t forget that you can save your applied filters by clicking on the SAVE icon.
In this section, you can edit the details of each task. In addition, the status of each task can be changed to one of the states of not started, started, completed, and canceled. When you change the task status to completed, the finish date field is added for editing.
In the time tab, you can enter the percent completed manually, and with this, the system will not automatically calculate the percentage of task progress.
After creating a task, click on edit, and in the extra tab, tick the Recurring Task. Click on the gear icon to recurring settings.
When you specify the task period, the task will be added to the schedule of the team members at the determined time, and therefore it will be displayed in the individual’s work calendar. This possibility is the best solution to avoid forgetting repetitive tasks. Suppose you have a meeting every week at a specific time, and the team members must gather for an hour and talk to each other. Feel free to add this meeting to TaskBrowse as a recurring task so that, for example, every week at 8 o’clock, it will be put in people’s daily schedules and calendars.
In the comments tab, you can express your opinion about the task to the people who cooperate with you in doing that task. You can mention people in the comments.
In the edit task and checklist tab, add the steps of performing a task. For example, I might define writing articles for a blog as a task. This task includes a checklist that helps me I don’t miss any steps when writing or publishing an article.
Cost category of tasks
This feature helps you to track the human resources costs. First, you should determine user costs in this path: management– manage users and the last column.
Then, by clicking on the + icon, enter the hourly rate for each person for a specific time. You can change the currency in settings.
You can define a new cost with the desired coefficient in the basic definitions and cost categories section. Just click on the + icon.
After this, you should specify the cost categories of projects and tasks. For this purpose, go to the Edit section and Extra tab of each project or task.
Sometimes, to perform some tasks, it is necessary to attach the required files. For this purpose, add the desired file after clicking on the “Attached documents” section. After adding a file to a task, the attachment icon will turn green. The manage Files section has been added to the management menu to manage these files.
Tasks changes can be seen in TaskBrowse. To view the changes of a task, if you have the necessary permission, go to the tasks menu and select the option to show Task changes from the last column of each task.
To take advantage of this feature, you should specify an initial time estimate for the tasks. The weight of a task in a project is the initial estimated time of that task. The system automatically considers it for the current estimated time. After registering the timesheets for different tasks, you can see the time in the actual time column. By dividing the Actual time by the Current Estimated Workload, the Percent Completes of the task will be calculated.
Planned Percent Completed
Planned Percent Completed is not in the system default columns. To view that, you need to use the show/hide columns button, which is available at the top of the tasks menu.
Planned Percent Completed is calculated only for tasks with the start date and due date. Dividing the number of past days from the start date by the total number of days to complete a task, gives us the Planned Percent Completed.