Assign task to more than one person
Currently you can only assign a to-do to one person or every person.
It would be great to be able to assign a to-do to 2< people.
Planning now to implement multiple people assignment to a single task
We are launching advanced subtasks next week - they have all the attributes of a normal task - priority, assignee, due date, description, status, comments etc. It will cost $2.99 unlimited users and projects a month.
This solves a bit a problem with multiple assignments.
Next I want to attack Calendar events to add start date, start/end time, recurrence and flexible reminders and change a way we allow to export/share calendars so it becomes instantly compatible with GCalendar, iCal and Outlook.
After this is dome we have two things - recurring tasks and assigning multiple people to a single task which both have almost the same vote count here - https://freedcamp.uservoice.com/forums/126945-suggestions-for-features/filters/top
We will also try to make perfect time recording for tasks and integrate tasks time with our time tracking application and improve Invoices+ app to allow to do both bill clients/pay contractors - has more votes that each of above in top list.
The final plan seems ideal, is the ETA for it being GA still March or April 2016?
Not currently possible, sorry. Please check status and vote here - http://freedcamp.uservoice.com/forums/126945-suggestions-for-features/suggestions/3132910-tasks-make-them-assigned-visible-to-user-group-p
Can one make a task "sensitive" i.e. control its visibility ?
I think anyone assigned to the task should be able to change the status, not just the person to whom the task was assigned.
Ok. As I see it most people just want a task to be done and they want this task to be shown for a few people as a task assigned to them and let them to decide who will do it.
I am hoping to see people who need each person to "brush teeth" or "review contract" and check a task as completed for it to be marked as completed. Otherwise it will show 3/5 and not completed. Project administrators probably can still close such tasks.
Hello! Nice! in my opinion anyone can change de task status. Thanku!
Anouk M.Renaud commented
That's great news. For me anyone who was assigned to a task can mark it as completed.
Subtasks - can be solved but if you have such case:
"I have a scenario where my client has two business decision makers and I want to add a task to sign-off a task group to both of them."
and you have 5 people it will be time consuming to create 5 subtasks and assign each. In addition it will be not clear what to do with a parent task - who this should be assigned to?
I want to also highlight that we will be launching subtasks pro to new pricing plans in two flavours.
1. Subtasks with ability to assign them to people, set status and due dates, have description and comments.
2. All in (1) + up to 6 levels of nesting in subtasks
Looks like solution will be to let a task to be completed (BY DEFAULT) in this manner 3/5 (if assigned to 5 people) with clear indication who are 3 people who marked it completed and mark a task as completed when it is 5/5. However we should probably allow to change default and allow to make task completed as soon as anyone assigned checks it off.
Here is how other system does it - https://www.dropbox.com/s/827f83k0pqzbu9y/Task%20completed%20when.png?dl=0
It works for multiple people assignments and they have 3 ways:
1. Everyone assigned marks as completed
2. Anyone assigned marks as completed
3. Task has 0-100% bar and completed as soon as anyone sets it to 100%
I think 1-2 is enough to solve this and % completion can be tackled when we will start looking at better Time Tracking and Tasks integration and talk to all of you specifically about how do you want to track task's progress - by using %-meter as above or setting time required and measure against time recorded or something else.
Hi I'm Luca, as Stratboy. Semi-offtopic: I realised I was posting with a non-job email, so from now on I'll use only this stratboy profile. So if you'll do the new project, please subscribe me with this profile.
To me it's just fine, you can create it and subscribe me.
As a web designer and developer (since 1999) I think I can always be a little helpful, and I like what you're doing for us all; so trying to give quality feedback it's surely a way to improve the tool just for me, yes, but also a way to give back, and I'm happy to.
As always - awesome comment - thank you so much for helping us to make Freedcamp better.
I am thinking should we make a special Freedcamp project with just Discussions installed for all feature requests reaching say 50 votes and inviting everyone who voted to a discussion in Freedcamp? I can invite all who is still using Freedcamp and you guys are free to reject. I suspect we lost some voters as Freedcamp users inevitably. For you it will show up as a project called 'Freedcamp community' and you can subscribe to Discussions, unsubscribe or leave a project.
What do you think? Currently I see that only 5 out of 103 people subscribed to comments - so I am posting now only for 5 people :(
I will post what I think about actual feature in my next comment.
The task completion is sometimes a problem even with 1-man normal tasks, because the case is:
1. I create and assign a task to John
2. John does something and think he's finished, so he marks the task completed
3. But the tasks, to my point of view, for some reason is not completed. Therefore I have to reopen it.
It's inevitable, but it can generate confusion.
With more people involved, that can generate even more. My suggestion is:
1. Everyone can mark completed his part of job
2. But the task itself gets marked completed by itself only when everyone involved marked completed their job as for point 1.
That said, there's a thing: now that we finally have subtasks, is it still really important this multi assignment thing? I mean, what if we create and assing a subtask for each person involved? I'm not sure, because there could be use cases I'm not considering, but maybe we now could simply solve the issue this way. In fact, subtasks already have the other 'partial' completion thing I'm suggestting above. If I could assign each subtask to different persons, I'd be just fine and happy, I guess.
Deron Spencer commented
The subscription helps but with no doesn't cover the need in that there is no way of indicating why I had subscribed someone to a task. Could be as an FYI on the assignment or progress or that I actually want them to be an active assignee. I would prefer to leave the subscription as an FYI only feature and have the ability to do multiple assignments so that if you are assigned to a task, it is immediately clear that the expectation is that you collaborate with the other assignees to get it done. Groups would help as well however not all situations are such that there is a clear functional subgroup for task. Could be a situation as simple as sharing around workload. To use groups to do that I would have to create multiple arbitrary groups depending on who I want to be on a task.
Regarding "when i create a "todo" there is the option of "notify" but when i submint the "todo" it disappear so if i want to add people that i would like to follow the todo i can not!!!" - this is not true. Open a task after it was created and check boxes on right side of the page in 'Notifications' block.
when i create a "todo" there is the option of "notify" but when i submint the "todo" it disappear so if i want to add people that i would like to follow the todo i can not!!!
Also I agree that the ability to assign to group is critical!!!
thank you in advance
Sidny Ginsberg commented
Please add the ability to assign to more than one person.
In my office this is of vital importance. A manager will assign 2 people to a task when they are responsible for completing it together (and one person isn't necessarily the leader).
In fact, this is the sole reason I would consider switching from Freedcamp to different project management software, since so many of them offer the ability to assign multiple people to one task.
It is possibly to subscribe multiple people but assign only one person. We will be adding multiple people assignments and sub-tasks (which also makes possible to assign a task to multiple people as each sub-task can be assigned) later this year.
Is it now possible to assign or notify to a team? I'm currently testing Freedcamp and I'm unable to find this feature.
Anouk M.Renaud commented
Anyone who is assigned to it, since it is teamwork.