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'
I'd love to be able to put a task "on hold" but alas you can't in Freedcamp. There are multiple reasons why you need more than just stop,go and finish options but these requests have been outstanding for over a year and Igor seems to be wedded to a tagging option that doesn't appear to suit most users requests. Even some standard Prince2, PMP or ITIL options would suffice.
We are currently testing freedcamp because we are unhappy with basecamp. We looked at several tools and freedcamp made a real good impression, because it is simple and easy to use.
There is just one thing, which is major drawback, and this is the limitration of status-values. Igor proposes another approach, but this is a kind of workaround, because logically a task (to-do) has a status. If one starts to manage status with categories, it will turn out complicated. Furthermore reporting is also much easier.
What is the typcial scenario? Project manager assigns tasks to another team member. The team member completes the task, but now a review and testing is needed. Only when this step is succesful, then the task is completed.
So, we would strongly vote for having more status values. The perfect solution would be, that the the admin could define the values himself, but I guess this needs some more programm logic and time. The most easy solution would be when you just offer a few more status such as for example:
- Implementation Done
- Testing in progress
- Review in progress
Users who do not need it, simply can ignore it. And I guess you have implemented this in a few minutes by simply adding some values.
Do you use Task groups? How about creating a task group called 'Waiting for deployment' and moving tasks to it with drag and drop or by editing? We, at Freedcamp, create task groups with Sprint number - say Sprint 12 now. Completed tasks get closed, tasks requiring some SQL to be completed or configuration of the system changed - we add prefix to this task (FOR BUILD TASK) and assign this to a person upgrading app (which is me in our case).
If we add extra statuses more likely it will be a Marketplace module with a fee attached to it.
Stephen Rowe commented
I wold really like to create my own statuses. That way I could add some like "waiting deployment".
Claude Janz commented
What about a managable list?
Leighton Christiansen commented
I would also like to see an "On-hold" status. Or perhaps customizable To-DO status? Obviously with other color codes than yellow, green, and grey.
I would really like the 'ready for testing' option
Any word on when this will be completed?
I would love to create our own statuses:
- Waiting on customer
- Need more information
yes this is really useful.
the other is "rescheduled" since we don't have baselining here. it would be great if the same to do can be marked rescheduled with the older date as well.
I like this idea too
What about 'In Planning', 'Proposed'?