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'
Really could use a new stage called "staging" which comes after "in Progress" Thanks!
It would really be a game changer! I have different needs in different projects and the flexibility to change the number os stages would be great.
keith slater commented
I would like to be able to rename the columns, and add columns. I like to have a column "Waiting for feedback" so I can see all the tasks for which I need to call someone back and hurry them up.
Meistertask has a good implementation of this functionality.
It would be great if you had the ability to use custom colors to categorize them as well.
Brad Kanther commented
Man Just add "on hold" at least
Sounds great Igor! Hopefully it won't take too long for it to be implemented (dependent on the others in the priority list of course).
@David - confirmed as correct.
Just to confirm, as of 1/2017 there is still no way to add or rename status columns in Sticky Note view, is that correct?
Our immediate road-map:
- Gantt (start date tasks and task dependencies)
- recurrent Events
- recurrent Tasks
- Custom fields in Tasks
- open API, Slack, Zapier integrations
- DropBox and OneDrive integrations
- emailing into Freedcamp to create new things
So the only way for now will be to create Custom filed called Substatus and provide values for a drop down list and make it mandatory field however this feature will only be available on Business Plan (old paying customers will be able to buy it from marketplace using old pricing model too).
Igor (FC), what's the state of this? AFAIR it was planned to be done until the end of 2016 or sonner, from what support have said?
Fine, just do it please quickly.
I think it should be simple as SCRUM. And to let the user edit the headers. This way we can simplify and adjust to our workflow. I can say that many PM apps are starting to include Kanban boards because AGILILITY is on the rise.
From my view, i would make a project for every sprint since freedcamp is not really setup for SCRUM. But ideally, having access to the product backlog is useful for planning.
Done or Retrospective
A suggestion: the ability to make your own activity or workflow pipeline in order to track progress for a specific process. For example we as a recruitment company after the candidate qualification we have steps that need to be taken, in order to say that a candidate has gone through the full process.
In short the ability to create a custom kanban with more options inbetween and several steps before it is placed in the last box as completed.Thus creating a pipeline process to your own liking and adding the name of the kandidate to the pipeline to see what steps are still left.
This ability to create your own custom kanban board it will allow for more possibilities and tracking of activities by object.
Yes - looks like we MAY have to go with custom statuses with no hierarchy and allow as many columns as you want. We only need to ask order of them and what statuses mean progress, no progress or completion. If you want to put completion on left and not started statuses on right - it is up to you.
Morgan Loomis commented
+1 for custom statuses. You would create new status and choose which kanban column it goes in, plus icon and colour. Dragging into a kanban column would need to prompt for status, or else you could have a default status for each column (which would basically be the status hierarchy which was proposed). Or do like jira and show different status options in different regions of the column. This would avoid a long list of presets which people might not need, and allow users to create exactly the status options which are required for the project.
@Wayne - with this approach we can stay within 3 columns and allow fully custom statuses.
It does not stop us from allowing all your statuses to be columns but we can do it LATER.
Proposed here solution is MVP to allow more statuses without redoing a lot in Freedcamp. Shortest path for it to be done and released.
As for departments being able to act as statuses - probably better to use it this way - https://www.dropbox.com/s/vfet3uwizdqxstr/Kanban%203%20columns%20workaround.png?dl=0
but looks like you do not need - not completed, in progress and completed statuses in each department.
Have you considered Trello at all? If you only push tasks between manufacturing process columns and each person responsible for a step is to grab as many top tasks as possible, do them and move them to next step - looks like Trello will work better for you.
Until we will implement this and also add support multiple statuses columns in Kanban we will never be a perfect system for your workflow, unfortunately.
It sounds to me like the freedcamp methodology uses users as departments instead of creating kanban departments and assigning users to departments. this can work but a little more of a work around. still will work fine.
This can work yes. It would be beneficial if the user can custom name those subcategories. Each business is different and it would help for certain. Kanban systems are all about moving a project along a whiteboard's department columns. For example, in our business, we create a concept of something, then it goes to our engineering to be drawn, then over to manager for approval, then over to partsperson to order raw material, then comes into recieving/shipping, then goes to inspection, then goes to either machining CNC or welding, then back to Inspection, then to painting, then to marketing, then to inventory.
So if doing a kanban system you'll need to allow the user to create custom columns, however with your system of subgroups it can still work but instead of calling subcategories as sub-status names, allow the user to create custom named sub columns of department names.
Hi guys! I have one suggestion. Now in task groups, we use only three columns: "No progress", "In Progress" and "Completed". However what if i want to use more columns, four or more? Please add function which allow to add such number of columns what I want, when i create new task groups. Thanks.
Rene Hooft commented
I think this would be a great first step and then start planning the redo of the Kanban style to support multiple custom columns.