Add New Task Page

This pages lets you create a new task.

New task details

This tab lets you add a new task to an issue.

This page will appear differently depending on the user’s permission to create tasks. A project manager will usually have permission to create tasks for any user and define an estimate of the amount of work effort that he or she expects the task to require. A user who is not a project manager usually does not have permission to create tasks for other users but may have permission to create tasks for themselves.

If the user has permission to create tasks for all users they will be presented with a form that allows them to enter a summary of the task, assign the task to a user from a list and enter an estimate of the total amount of work needed to complete the task.

If the user only has permission to create tasks assigned to him or herself then the task form is the same as above except that the assigned user is set to the current user and cannot be changed, the planned work field cannot be changed and an extra work remaining field appears. When the form is submitted the new task is created as before, but the work baseline and planned effort values are set to zero and the work remaining value is set to that entered by the user.

To create the new task:
  • Enter the task’s details. All fields must be completed to create a new task.
  • Click the Apply button.
To abandon the creation of the new task:
  • Click the Cancel button.

Description of form fields

Task summary A brief summary of the task.
Assigned To The user to whom the task is assigned, or <unassigned> if the task is not assigned to anyone.
Planned Work The planned work for the task. This is the project manager’s or individual’s estimate of the total amount of work needed to complete the task.
Work Remaining The expected work remaining for the tasks. This field only appears if the user only has permission to create tasks assigned to him or herself.
Start logging my time to this task immediately Checking this field will start the work timer for this task once it is created. This field only appears when the user has clicked the New Task link on their Home page and the issue is part of a current milestone of an active project. You must have permission to modify your work journal for this field to be enabled.
Detailed description (optional) An optional full description of the task.