Nest an Item

When working with your items in KaiNexus, you will often discover that the work for certain Project or Improvement efforts is best executed by triaging it across multiple workflows. For example, working on a Project may require you to delegate out smaller units of work that can be made into Tasks nested underneath that Project. Certain Items have the ability to nest other specific types of Items within them. While Projects are able to nest any type of workflow, Improvements can only nest Tasks and Charts underneath them. Although Tasks can be nested within a Item, you cannot nest anything within a Task.

An Item can only have one Parent that it is directly nested underneath. There is no limit for the number of Items that can be nested underneath a Project or an Improvement. For example, a Task nested under one Project cannot also be nested under another Project in the system.

You have the option of adding a customized tooltip for the Parent field to better guide your Users on how they should be nesting this particular workflow, if necessary. 


You can choose to make the Parent required if you always want an Item of that Template type to be nested underneath another Item.


You can also filter down the list of available Parent options for your Templates. For example, if you only wanted specific Tasks to be nested under “Active” Projects then you can have it set to where only projects that meet that filter criteria appear as options within the Parent dropdown.


By default, when creating an Item, the Item’s Location(s) are the same Network Location(s) that are on your User Account. You have the option of defaulting your Item’s Location(s) to the same Location(s) as the Parent Item’s Location(s). If you choose to do so, this will take priority over the Network Location(s) that you are currently in. 


If you find a currently nested item belongs under a different item, as long as that workflow supports the nesting of that item, (and you have the proper permissions in the system) then you have the ability to change the item’s Parent.  

For an overview on how to nest within a specific workflow type, select the corresponding link below:


Nesting within a Project


Nesting within an Improvement


Nesting within a Chart 


Nesting within an Incident - Is the Incident Module active for your organization?