Contextual Help - Task Groups (Edit Project Information)

The Task Groups tab is used to configure groups, which divide your project in several parts or sections for easier management. A group can be a sub-project, a sub-product, a module, a phase, etc.  

This tab has 3 parts: The title bar, the navigation tabs and the
list of task groups.
  • The title bar tells you where you are in AceProject. At the end of the title bar you will find a link to add a new task group to the project, as well as the contextual help. 
  • The Navigation Tabs lets you to reach specific project parameters such as task statuses or task types. Click on the tabs to reach a specific configuration page.
  • The List of Task Groups displays all task groups for the project, along with their order number and their description. 
    • The "Project Number" row shows the current project's number. Click it to display the basic project parameters.
    • The "Project Name" row shows the current project's name. Click it to display that project's task list.
  • You can sort the list by clicking on any column header: click once to sort in ascending order and twice to sort in descending order. 
  • Click on a name to make changes to it or delete it. There must be no task associated to a group in order to delete this group.
    • If you want to have a name without letters or numbers, you can simply type a period (.) or n/a.
    • You must type a number in the "Order" field. Letters are not accepted.
  • You can choose to reset the order of your task groups alphabetically. For example:

    Original:
    Troubleshooting  1
    Development  2
    Design 3

    Task Groups set to alphabetical order:
    Design 1
    Development 2
    Troubleshooting 3

What is a task group?
A task group is used to divide your project in several parts or sections for easier management. A group can be a sub-project, a sub-product, a module, a phase, etc.

How do I add a task group?
To add a task group, click on the
"Add a Task Group" link. Then, fill out the mandatory fields and click the "Save" button. 

How do I modify a task group?
To modify a task group, click on the task group name
, make your changes and then click the "Update" button. 

How do I delete a task group?
To delete a task group, click on the task group name
, click the "Delete" button. Note that no task must be associated to a group in order to delete this group.

What is the order?
Th
e order number indicates the display order of items in a list or in a drop-down list. For example, when creating a new task, the order in which your statuses will be displayed in the drop-down list will follow what you configured in the "Edit Project Information" page. 


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