Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's Tasks All The Way Down...

Gigantt is a project management tool that does not know what a project is. It's all just tasks. Tasks that can contain other tasks.
"Turtles Tasks all the way down"
It makes everything much simpler, really. You don't need to define projects, milestones or versions. It's up to you to build your task hierarchy in any way that makes sense to you.

Consequently, plans in Gigantt don't really have names. Or, more accurately, the name of the plan is just the name of its top task. 
Renaming a plan
Rename it and you've renamed your plan.

Normally, when you create a new plan, the top task is assigned to you, and so is any additional sub-task you create. You're the default owner, in other words, of any top level sub-task. We've recently added a way to change this. So if you want to assign the top task of the plan to somebody else you can do it by visiting the This Plan dialog inside the menu.

Changing the default owner of top-level tasks
This comes in handy, for example, when the person who created the plan is no longer part of the project.

Our fractal approach to projects, where it's all just tasks containing other tasks, makes Gigantt simpler to learn and more flexible.

1 comment:

Lev Rozenbaum said...

Matryoshka doll project management...

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