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Task logs just got even better! (Again!)

New to Method Grid task logs, at both the grid and element level, is the quick-action, bulk-assignment feature.

This feature will be especially helpful for project managers configuring grids at the start of the live instance of a new project. Now, they can bulk-assign tasks to respective project team members – allowing for even very complex project/programme methodologies to be quickly tailored to a specific delivery or client commission. You can also bulk-assign schedule “due dates” in this really easy-to-navigate, summary-table view.

As a reminder, task logs can be found by clicking on the information (i) action button and then on the task log action button (task logs can then also be expanded into full screen view).

Depicted with a lightening bolt, this new button (visible to architects or any user with edit/manage rights to a grid) displays a new set of selectable circles (temporarily replacing the task-complete checkboxes) and two other buttons: “Assign” and “Schedule”.

Select some, or all, of the circles alongside each task row (you will see a bolt appear in the circle when selected) and then click “Assign” or “Schedule”: to bulk-assign or bulk-schedule the selected tasks.

Give it a go; hopefully, you’ll agree with the quick-action descriptive!

Bulk scheduling task due dates at the grid level

Your ‘My elements’ dashboard has also been updated to now display element “due dates”.

Currently, due dates automatically bubble-up from the constituent tasks within elements but note: in a future release, we will introduce the option to override this automatic element-level “due date” with your own. 

Finally, we have also taken the opportunity in this sprint to update your personalised home page and combine it with all your Method Grid dashboards.

Now, you will see your dashboard tabs along the top of your home page – providing quicker access to all your core management information.

My Elements with constituent task due date. Note Home tab also.


Next up for our fast-moving development team?

Our next release is checklist task evidence linking which we are aiming to release on 24 April 2020.

This feature – as requested by many companies (construction/engineering sector especially) – will allow project managers to configure tasks such that they can only be marked complete when there is an associated deliverable/file/document/report linked to the task itself.

To complete a task (with this evidence-required attribute) will require the addition of a link to the relevant file(s).

There will also be notifications bound up in this new feature: to alert the relevant people when the task is complete (and the linked file is ready for review).

You can follow our development roadmap here (enabling structured knowledge + project/task management = repeatable professional service excellence).

Please continue to keep the feedback and new feature ideas coming (there is nothing we like more).

Is there a feature you would love to see us add to our development stack? If so, please let us know in the comments below or email help@methodgrid.com

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