Declutter your timeline by breaking a task down into smaller units. Check the items off one-by-one and keep everyone up to date with the progress.
Up until now, Teamweek’s product team has developed mostly with project managers in mind. Our new checklist feature, however, will empower individual users by helping them think through, communicate and manage all the sub-tasks of a larger task.
In order to estimate an accurate timeline for a project, you need to be able to think through and understand your work process. Knowing what needs to be done, and in which order, helps you organize your mind and communicate better with your team and clients. By breaking tasks into smaller assignments with the checklist feature, you’ll be able to highlight all the different steps of the project that need attention. This ensures that everyone involved in the project is on the same page from the beginning until the end.
Teamweek already offers the best possible overview of your plans. Now you can create a checklist to outline and keep track of the sub-tasks that are required to complete the larger task. Without the need to then create subtasks with every smaller assignment, all of those can be piled under the same tasks. The visual difference between the two timelines, however, is enormous.
With adding just one continuous task, a project manager has a better overview of how long a task is going to take to complete. Also, thanks to the progress bar on the lower part of the task, the progress is easy to track visually. That will help to foresee any problems in the workflow as well as possible delays, empowering the project managers to react quickly by rescheduling or reassigning other tasks.
All in all, the checklist feature is just one part of making the task popup better in usability and feature sets. Our design lead has also made the first sketch on how to improve the input and overview inside the task popup as well.
So keep an eye on our goings on, there are exciting times ahead.
It’s so much easier to plan & estimate with a small team when I can see everyone & all projects at once.