Tasks - more Progress Status Types
It will be great if you add task statuses different than 'in progress' and 'closed' i.e. we are software company that have different workflow:
'not started', 'in progress', 'done', 'for testing', 'competed', 'archived'
It is in staff testing mode right now. To release even in the beta we also need to make sure the mobile and Gmail./Oulook integrations also support custom statuses.
Ernesto Flames commented
Yes please, more kanban columns!... For example, in my job we are using this structure:
- Backlog (to store all epics and ideas) only the project admin can edit them
- To do (Freedcamp not in progress column)
- In progress (Freedcamp in progress column)
- UAT - Task done but waiting for user testing or waiting for approval
- Ready for PRD - Accepted by user and waiting for implementation
- Done - Task has been implemented in production.
Yes, too many but we are a large development team, would be a nice improve of Freedcamp man!!.. hehe and sorry for my english by the way.
Jim Bob commented
Would like to know when this planned feature is in because it's the only thing stopping me from using Freed Camp, Ora.pm has the best Kaban board out there, learn from them.
@Mike - all 3 main statuses will have custom sub-statuses. Right now you can use Custom Fields and add extra d/down "Sub-status":
No Progress - Planned
No Progress - Waiting for Approval
No Progress - Delayed
In Progress - Testing
In Progress - Review
Completed - Declined
Custom Fields, once used, are exposed to filters so you can easily use them to create your most needed filters and switch contexts quickly.
See here for details - https://freedcamp.com/Freedcamp_LxR/Freedcamp_Devel_yOf/wiki/wiki_public/view/3Tbab
It is part of Freedcamp Business
I frankly agree w/ the Freedcamp position that the three states are sufficient *if* (and only if) those states can have substates. Being able to sort/filter at the two levels seems very valuable to me.
Note that even "Completed" needs possible substates... for example, I have tasks that are decided against (never completed, or perhaps even started) due to changing environment. I don't want to delete them for historical reasons, but marking them Complete is not right either. I'd like a Completed substate of "Abandoned" or similar.
PS: I'm currently on free... keep planning to upgrade to paid plan but have never pulled the trigger... this change would definitely push me into action :-)
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So this has been in the pipeline for nearly 4 years now? This is the only feature I'm waiting for to bring my team onboard. I'm assuming it's not happening anytime soon?
That one thing - lack of statuses want me to make my own Task management for my needs... Freedcamp lacks alot for my management needs, but is enough if I use it as task management... if not those statuses. It would be real life saver!
Why in this case 5 task lists with the following names won't work?
You move your tasks from Backlog where all tasks are always not in progress status to Analysis task list, assign and start it. When a task in Analysis is completed you push them to Development task list etc.
You can also add Custom Field 'Stage' as a drop down and have all your tasks having one of these attributes attached:
if you are on Business Plan.
Hi Feedback squad; no this isn't what I meant.
You would essentially define your own values for a picklist of progress stages; e.g/:
Default (at present) for any task is:
2. In Progress
But I could instead define stages as:
2. Analysis started
3. Analysis complete
4. Development started
5. Development complete
6. Testing started
7. Testing complete
8. Deployment Ready
So my apologies maybe not max 7; but hopefully you get my drift....
I assume each of 7 statuses will have a binary attribute attached (in progress, not in progress) and order of these statuses needs to be defined as well by you.
Every business has different language for stages of dev/non-dev project stages.
The best possible solution would be allowing a custom set of statuses to be defined (up to say max 7); then allowing users to move tasks/items through thier kanban dependent on the order of their custom statuses.
This would allow any business to use freedcamp without having to translate other existing processes/procedures - huge stepforward in the platform's key functionality.
I just went through the painful process of moving a portion of my company's projects over to this platform. I've just now realized this will not work for our teams due to the lack of options with regard to statuses for the "kanban" view. It looks like this was being planned about 6 months ago... Is there any update or timeline for this improvement?... It's a deal-breaker without it.
mmosolution.com team: Jean commented
Otherwise as others say, it's back to good old Trello, which is improving in leaps and bounds. Come on, FreedCamp!!
mmosolution.com team: Jean commented
It's now almost 2018.. WHEN will we have ability to add more statuses to Tasks PLEASE?? Desperately needed for Kanban view!
When will the additional status options be fully supported?
This is needed. Few projects of mine have a simple to-do, in progress and done. I need to be able to create my own. This and moving task between projects is the only thing keeping me from paid subscription.
Personally I think it would be very useful to have an extra column in Kanban view for an 'Awaiting Feedback' status.
We often have tasks that are awaiting updates from clients, and it would be much easier for the workflow to have a column for tasks that we know are in progress, but that we don't have to focus on immediately.
Without talking about Custom Fields feature (who is very interesting and i understand that it's a "priced" feature.
Adding just "pending" in free could be very useful and less frustrating than just have "in progress" status for tasks.
@Megan - using Custom Fields as a substatus will not add extra columns to Kanban view, sorry about it.
We need to add
- more statuses and support multi-column Trello like Kanban
- more substatuses and keep Kanban with three columns, but expose substatus to be visible as labels on tasks.
I can't figure out how to set up substatus since it's not an included field - is this just making a dropdown, or is it a way to integrate it into the actual progress situation (so in Kanban, it can still be under "in progress," but for task or whatever we can see it as "in review" or "needs edits" or something.