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Dependencies: Improved “Planned” Workflow

When planning a Project, Improvement, or Task, you can choose whether to decide when it should start later or on a specific date. We have added a third option - you can now decide to have it be dependent on the completion of another Project, Improvement, or Task.

To do so, open the item you want to plan and click 2017-07-27_1447.png in the action bar. You have the option of entering a reason for planning this item.

Then click either “Decide Later” (if you don’t want to enter the start date at this time. You can update the item with a start date later, or manually activate it when the time comes), “Specific Date” (if you already know when it should begin and who should be involved), or “Dependent On” (if you want this item to be automatically activated when some other item is completed).

 

Decide Later

  • For Tasks, you can enter the name of the Assignee in the “Assignee” field and the due date in the “Due Date” field.

    For Improvements, you can enter the name of the Responsible Person in the “Responsible” field and the due date in the “Due Date” field.

    For Projects, you won’t be prompted to enter anything.

  • If you enter the Assignee/Responsible Person, you must enter the due date, and you may enter the names of any Collaborators or Followers in the corresponding fields.

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  • Click 2017-07-27_1452.png.

This item will either need to be edited to include a start date or will need to be manually activated at the right time.

 

Specific Date

  • Enter the start date.

  • For Tasks, you must fill out the “Assignee” field and the “Start Date” field, and you may enter the names of any Collaborators or Followers in the corresponding fields.

    For Improvements, you must fill out the “Responsible” field, the “Start Date” field, and the “Due Date” field, and you may enter the names of any Collaborators or Followers in the corresponding fields.

    For Projects, you must enter the start date.

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  • Click 2017-07-27_1452.png.

This item will automatically become active when the start date you entered comes around.

 

Dependent On

  • Enter the name(s) of the item(s) that must be completed before this item activates in the “Completion Of” field.

  • If you want the due/end date to be automatically added when the item is activated, enter the number of days the item should take to be completed in the “Estimated time to complete (days)” field.

  • For Tasks, you must fill out the “Assignee” field, and you may enter the names of any Collaborators or Followers in the corresponding fields.

    For Improvements, you must fill out the “Responsible” field, and you may enter the names of any Collaborators or Followers in the corresponding fields.

    For Projects, you will not be prompted to enter anything else.

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  • Click 2017-07-27_1452.png.

 

This item will automatically become active after every item you entered in the “Completion Of” field have been completed.

You can see a list of every Project, Improvement, or Task this item is waiting on, as well as a list of every item waiting on it, on the item’s main page.


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NOTE: Reopening one of the Projects, Improvements, or Tasks this item depends on after it has been activated will not revert this item into the Planned status.

 

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