Once you’ve set up your blocks and published an update, they will automatically be remembered even if you handover the project ownership (providing they don’t make any changes to the status structure by adding/removing blocks).
Hope this helps, but please let me know if you have any follow-up questions!
If I want to request a status update on the project, it’s up to the owner of the project to manually type in the summary, accomplishments, blockers, etc., and then to fill in the highlights on the right-hand side?
There isn’t a button/feature, to populate any more information for the owner?
Also, were any new filters added to drill deeper into statuses for the project’s tasks?
Any Project Member can set a status to inform other project members on a project’s progress. Tasks, Milestones and Approvals available in the Highlight pane can all be drag and dropped into the project update to illustrate your update.
This is a great improvement! QQ about the insights and number of total tasks. It appears the burnup chart and total number of tasks excludes subtasks.
Some of my projects are quite large, so I don’t feel the burnup chart or total number of tasks does the best job representing the overall status. Also, for large projects, we need to make heavy use of subtasks in order for the timeline view to be useful. In other words if everything was a parent task the timeline would be so busy no one would use it. Has anyone given thought to these things? How can I help? Happy to provide more feedback…
Here’s one example where I made a bunch of tasks into subtasks, mainly to get the Timeline view to be easier to look at. However, on the Progress page it looks like our project just got easier with less to do, which definitely isn’t the case and I don’t want people to get that impression when looking at the progress report.
This is currently expected as subtasks don’t inherit the project from their parent task (you can learn more about this here).
If you’d like to see your subtasks included, you would need to add them manually to your project using the “Tab+P” shortcut. One thing to note if you do this though is that your subtasks will also appear in your project task list, so to avoid any confusion we recommend adding them all in a Section at the bottom of your project!
Hope this helps, but let me know if you have any follow-up questions!
Thanks, Marie. I was afraid of that. Assigning subtasks to the project adds a lot of noise and maintenance, so it’s not realistic for me to do that. Plus it defeats the purpose of trying to maintain a cleaner and more usable Timeline.
Will the project statuses be viewable from the Team overview? On mobile app in the Home view, I can quickly see the current status of each project below the project title, right next to the team member count.
On desktop, when I click to see all the projects in a team, there is no way to see the status. Can you please add that indicator to the desktop view as well?
Do you think it would be valuable to also pull in tasks, milestones, or approvals that meet the following criteria?
a) started - to show the new work that began within the time range selected
b) created - to show the new work that was discovered within the time range selected
c) modified - to show where there is active progress via modifications to description or comments
@Jerod_Hillard, I think this is a brilliant idea I’ve added to the post launch report I’m about to share with our PM teams, would you mind creating a #productfeedback to encourage other folks to upvote this request?