Task level To Dos are a great way to simplify your schedule, however there are still scheduling requirements that make having a task necessary.
- There are security rights that control if a user can edit To Dos that is assigned to another user.
- Also, if another user "creates" a To Do and has someone else assigned to it, you cannot delete or edit it without first unassigning the To do.
You have a milestone deadline to meet, and you have a checklist of things that need to get done by the task due date, but not in any scheduled order.
- So first we create a task to establish the "due date" of this milestone.
- Next we determine all of what needs to be done to complete this milestone, and then add those as individual To Dos within this one task.
- Leave the To Dos unassigned. This way everyone on the task can see it.
- We assign at least one person, service and allocated time to the task overall.
This then allows for a more fluid method of work, where users can enter their time over the duration of the task, yet check off the To Dos they have completed and even add comments to those To Do items for others to see and collaborate on.
NOTE: To Dos can be assigned to a single user, however to improve transparency and collaboration, you can leave the To Do unassigned, which then lets everyone assigned the task see it.
You have a summary task as your milestone, yet have several scheduled tasks underneath the summary for timing of specific elements of this milestone.
- Within each task, you have your assigned people, services and allocated times.
- Then for each schedule section of the milestone (sub task) you add the check off list of action items that go into completing each task.
- If you have multiple people assigned to one task, then you may want to assign the To Dos to the person assigned to the task, so that only they see it in their My Task widget.
Collaborating on a Task level To Do
Much in the same way a Diary Thread works, you can have a single threaded discussion within a To Do.
You can reply by email and have the reply go into the To Do as well.
If you do not assign the To Do to a single person, then all users assigned dot the task can access the To Dos via their Today Creatives.
NOTE: Once a task is done, there is not a simple way for the assigned users to get back into the To Do.
Trafficking Task To Dos
You can manage task level To Dos from the Traffic Calendar and Assignment Review Traffic screens.
In the Traffic Calendar you can check the search option Has Open Activities, as this will only show you tasks with To Dos on them.
For the Assignment Review, you can add a filter for Open To Do Items to limit your results as well.
Project level To Dos
You can create To Dos at the Project Setup level. These are not associated with a task and may be useful for project management needs that you do not want setup a s tasks in the schedule.
From here you can also see and manage Task level To Dos as well. You can print the list and choose to view only Open, Closed or All.
Deliverable To Dos
See the Deliverables guide for more on managing Deliverables and their Fix It items.