Subtasks come in handy when a strict control is required over complex and sophisticated tasks. Such tasks can be split into several simple ones thereby streamlining the task workflow. What is more important, the subtasks can be assigned to different employees which brings the flexibility of the underlying business process to a higher level.
How to create a subtask
There are several ways to add a subtask:
- When viewing a task click Add > Create subtask.
- When creating a new task click More > click Add in the Subtask of and select a task that the new one will be the subtask of.
- You can right-click a task in the Gantt chart > click Create Subtask.
What happens when all the subtasks are completed
You may need to auto complete the parent task when all the subtasks are completed.
To do that, when creating a new task or editing an existing one click Options > enable the Auto complete task when all subtasks are completed (and vice versa) option.
Derive task dates from subtask dates
When you work with subtasks it may be important to calculate planned start and end date for the main task based on the dates specified for the subtasks.
To do that, when creating a new task or editing an existing one click Options > enable the Derive task dates from subtask dates option.
The start date (for main task) will be set to the earliest start date across all subtasks. The end date (for main task) will be set to the latest end date of the connected subtasks.