Today is finally the day we release a feature that we have had on our roadmap for quite some time now, and boy is it a great feeling.
I have lost count of the amount of times people have requested this feature in the past and it was always hard to just say to them all, “it’s on our roadmap, so we will be adding this in down the line.” That’s why it fills me with great joy to finally announce the full release of the new feature — “Task Dependences”.
(pause for loud thunderous applause)
We have spent a large, huge incredibly massive amount of time working on making Dependencies powerful but incredibly easy-to-use and understand. One of the major issues we faced was deciding how to go about adding in this type of feature in — if it wasn’t done correctly TeamworkPM would start to move us away from our vision: Project Management Made easy!
To make sure we stayed true to this statement we spent a a lot of time and drank large amounts of coffee debating, designing and re-designing every part of this new feature. We really hope you all enjoy the outcome…
So, how do you use task dependencies?
Well now when you click into the add a task section you will see for the first time a lightly greyed out link called more. We did this to keep the interface as clean as possible and to avoid adding too much confusion to new users and well as users who don’t wish to use dependencies.
Once you click on the more link it will reveal the new Dependencies tab. To hide this tab again just click on “less” on the right hand side.
When you go ahead and add a task you will now have the option to make the task linked/dependent on other tasks within the task lists in the project.
The second task on the list is, “Sign off on design”, which I assigned to Dan.
I set up the task so Dan can’t start his task until my first task of “Design the new look” is completed. A red stop sign appears in-front of his task to let him know that there is another task on the project holding him up.
Below is a short video I have made to show you just how task dependencies actually works when you are using them; sometimes it’s a lot easier to see a feature in operation.
We are delighted to finally cross this one off the roadmap and we are really looking forward to hearing all your views on this new feature and hope you all enjoy using it!