Bitrix24 : Projects’ management
Projects’ and tasks’ management
itrix24 has extensive organizational features which enhances efficiency at a personal and group level. Tasks can be defined for oneself or assigned to a colleague, or delegated after being received. Projects’ management features of the product are imbedded in the ‘groups’.
Any project can have a dedicated group where all of the files, discussions, and tasks pertaining to that project are stored and accessed by authorized users only. Time spent on each task within the project can be tracked, and tasks are integrated into the group calendar. Furthermore, projects can be created on the Extranet, so clients or partners can participate fully in them.
Tasks and subtasks can be viewed in a Gantt chart with status, lead person, and chronological relationships. This gives a full picture of the projects’ progression at a single glance, and helps identify potential or existing delays. Once a task is created, it can still be modified directly from the table or Gantt chart.
Bumping up a deadline, adding a subtask, and any other change can be made quickly, with automatic notifications going out to everyone involved.
The employees’ workload planning in project management lets you finish more tasks on time and identify which ones are getting dangerously close to being overdue. Supervisors can allocate how much time should be spent on each task and then track the actual time spent completing them.
Monthly reports on time spent on tasks for each department and each employee are available.
Counters and roles
Task counters helps you to keep track of which requires immediate attention. The counter indicates that you or one of your colleagues has a task with some problem or is incompletely assigned (overdue, not evaluated after completion, or no deadline stated, etc.).
Counters and roles simplify supervisors’ work, since they can pull up a graphic showing tasks and their statuses for departments, groups, or individual employees.
Add a checklist to a task and follow its progress point-by-point. This is very convenient when a task involves several steps or when there are multiple participants.
Tasks’ participants can add points to the checklist and mark their completion. Now a quick glance is all you need to see the exact status of an ongoing task.
Templates and automation
Recurring tasks and task templates helps you automate regular chores and recurring work routines. Because task templates in Bitrix24 support subtasks and checklists, they are ideal for recurring business processes, such as hiring/terminating employees, onboarding new clients or starting new projects. Automatic task creation triggered by specific events is available via Bitrix24 visual business process designer.
Tasks can be scheduled to recur at any time interval (i.e. every day, every week, once every 10 days, every Saturday).
Any combination of employees can be assigned to a workgroup which contains all the social networking and organizational tools needed to optimize operations and utilize the highly efficient communication methods available in Bitrix24.
Each group is like a miniature intranet, that not only stores important files and data, but also serves as a platform for discussions, tasks, tracking, and planning.
Task Reports are an easy way to learn how much time an employee spends on a certain task or project. Using this convenient tool, you can also see how many tasks are still being worked on, and how many of them are already fulfilled. By default, Task Reports can be submitted on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis, but you can always set custom reporting dates.
The pre-set Efficiency Report template allows you to evaluate how efficient projects’ participants are. For company executives, it can also help you analyze the overall efficiency of a certain department or the whole company. All reports can be easily imported as Excel files.
The Extranet access provides a secure, separate space where workgroups can be shared with external users such as clients, partners, freelancers and other service providers. All of the same functionalities are available in Extranet groups, but those third parties are only able to see the workgroups to which they have been assigned, and the various users of those groups.