January 8, 2003 Project Notes|
The ability to add notes to tasks has become a popular feature. With this release, it is
now possible to add notes tied to the project. When adding a new project or modifying an
existing project, notes can be added. Project notes are intended to be general information
that the team can use regardless of task.
This release also includes various bug fixes and broader support for the display of notes.
Specifically, in the My Open Tasks and Tasks Assigned to Others views.
October 30, 2002 Project Templates and Inactive Projects
iTeamwork.com has been updated with a couple new features that work hand in hand.
Both features are evident when creating new projects. First, projects can be created
by copying tasks from any other project that you have created or currently manage.
Due dates for tasks are computed relative to the due date set for the new project.
As of this release, by default, projects are created with an inactive state.
The only impact on inactive projects is that no email notifications will be sent
until activated. This offers the opportunity to design a project with tasks without
email notifications sent for each modification.
When creating a new project, it can be set active right from the start by checking
the appropriate checkbox. The projects view clearly identifies projects that are
inactive with the ability to activate any project when all tasks have been solidified.
Once activated, email notifications will be sent.
June 5, 2002 Task Completed - Notes
iTeamwork has been upgraded to support the ability to add notes to tasks.
When adding new tasks, a new area is provided to add a note to the task upon its initial creation.
More descriptive text related to the task can be entered there as the first note associated with the task.
If you have permission to access the task for modification by clicking its description, you can
continue to add notes without limit. Each note will be identified by the date it is entered, the user that
created it and the completion percentage of the task at the time of the note.
This alone will allow team members to add a note each time the percentage is changed.
Furthermore, a new View has been created so that you can quickly access all notes that have been
added since the last time you logged into the system. An icon will appear next to a task if notes exist.
It can be clicked to view the notes for that task while in the Project Tasks View.
We look forward to your feedback on how this new feature helps you or how it can be improved.
April 8, 2002 Task Completed - Percentage Complete
Team members that have been assigned a task can now maintain a percentage completion
value to assist project managers with better visibility on a project's status.
A project's completion percentage is computed based on the values entered for each task.
These percentages are updated appropriately along the project hierarchy should tasks be
converted to subprojects. Project managers should notify the project team so that
percentages can be updated to reflect the current state of all tasks. Continue to let
us know how we can make iTeamwork a better project management tool!
March 30, 2002 iTeamwork Offers Hosting Options
iTeamwork.com allows you to use this service free of charge,
but now gives you the option to host the software on your own
internal web server or have iTeamwork host a private version on our servers.
These options have been created based on the feedback of our users as well
as the need to create avenues to generate revenue in order to continue
Installing the software on your own web server gives you the ultimate in
security. All aspects of managing the server are under your control.
There is no compelling reason to have us host a private version. If you are
a business and are realizing benefit from using iTeamwork, we ask that you
consider purchasing a license in order to support our efforts. A private
version does isolate your data from everyone else and allows you to control
when you upgrade.
Click here to find out more, download the software or place your order.
February 18, 2002 Task Completed - View Projects Using Tree Format
You can now view your complete list of projects using a tree view that shows
the relationship between projects and subprojects. This presents a more
visual representation of your project heirarchy to provide a better sense
of how the complete project is organized and delegated.
Clicking the Projects link under the View menu displays the projects in the
default Active/Completed Projects format. A new link labeled Format allows
you to switch between the Project Tree and Active/Completed Projects formats.
The seleted format remains in effect during the login session.
February 11, 2002 Task Completed - Manage Team Members
iTeamwork.com has a new, much-requested feature, to manage team members. Managing Team Members
will allow you to add team members without having to assign them a task, remove team members,
copy a team from one project to another and also have the ability to change various permission
settings for each team member.
For specific permission settings, a team member can be given project manager status, prevent
a member from adding tasks or prevent a member from viewing tasks other than assigned to him.
Restricting the ability for members of a team to view their own tasks is useful when involving
members from other companies where you might not want them to view the entire project. This
may also apply when restricting the ability to add tasks.
February 4, 2002 Task Completed - iTeamwork gets a face lift
More than just cosmetics, this "new look" improves on navigation to provide an even more intuitive experience. Generally, the changes were kept to a minimum to create a new software base that will allow for the addition of new features more easily. One minor change, for example, is that the main Projects view separates Active Projects from Completed Projects.
A couple of new features that will be integrated soon are the ability to manage team members and the ability to create task dependencies.
The new team manager will have such features as allowing a project creator to assign project manager status to other team members, delete team members and copy team members to a new project.
Creating task dependencies sets up a relationship between tasks that establishes the start of a new task to begin when some other task is completed. For iTeamwork, this means that an email notification is automatically sent to the assignee of the new task as soon as the dependent task is marked as complete.