I’m trying to do a better job at making action clear by starting all task names with a verb. A bit of background first, since we don’t have project portfolios and we need to see all open projects for a team(so we can prioritize), we use tasks for projects(things that have a deliverable / end date)…
My dilemma is often a new project starts off with a problem, something not working. Once we figure out what is causing the problem we then come up with a plan of action. To me, ideally we have one task that shows the problem, the investigation, the proposed solution, and the actions to implement that solution so we can look in one place, but logistically I’m wondering how others do this, or maybe you don’t. Any advise?
Original task - Figure out why have so many accidents at the corner of 32nd st and Rose Garden
This leads to a solution something like…
New task - Work with local officials to get approval for a stop sign to prevent accidents
Should I start with a more generic task(no verbs), so I can have a subtask to solve the problem, or …?
e.g. Accidents at the corner of 32nd and Rose Garden
As that way I can have a subtask talking about solving the problem, and another about proposed solutions, implementation, etc