My organization uses the following structure for project management.
Project - Sections - Tasks (We do not use subtasks). For each stage in the task lifespan, we use a custom field for “Status”. (copy, design, review…)
One of the issues we experience is tracking “work in progress” for users (copywriters, designers, etc.).
For example, we have a task for “Copy” and it goes from “User A” to a PM, to a reviewer, and possibly back to “User A”.
While this “Task” is away from “User A”, how do you track this work as “in progress” for the copywriter.
As a project manager, I will look at “User A’s” Task List and it’s empty. However, at any given time multiple tasks could come out of “Review” and back into their Task List.
Our goal is to have an eye on “upcoming” or “in progress” work for each user, while it may not be “Assigned to” that user.