All of the individual pieces of work required to create content or complete a project are represented as individual tasks. Each task is assigned to the individual responsible for that work item and contains a name, description, a start and due date. There is also an area where notes and other information can be recorded to provide additional information to the assignee.
- Tasks will be automatically routed to the assignee, who will be notified upon assignment and at the defined start date.
- As soon as a task is begun, the assignee should click the Start the button to mark it as In Progress. Once the assignee is finished with the task, they must click Complete Task to mark it as complete and to notify the next task owner that they may begin the work on their task.
- Optional: Each task contains both a start and a stop button. In addition to marking a task as In Progress, these can also be used to track real time spent on a given task. The assignee would click start when they begin working and stop whenever they stop working on the task. This does not signify that the task is complete, but that the user’s focus has shifted away from the task. They would do this every time they work on the task and then click Complete Task when it has been completed. This is not required, but may be a useful for assessing time management.