Task Management / Project Accountability

task management

Eliminate Downstream delays caused by upstream missed tasks

Every company is distinguished by its unique process which is defined as the collection and sequencing of tasks established for each project type and complexity.  Tasks are therefore the connective tissue of each project from inception to completion.  Established best practice processes that are consistently executed generate greatest profit based on maximized efficiency and productivity.

Crows Nest features a robust and flexible Task Management (workflow) engine that enforces process management and accountability.  Tasks are established and assigned to project team members as mandates, reminders, event occurrence, or decisions.   Completed tasks become the triggering mechanism for subsequent tasks within the established process, thus executing the workflow. 

Task Management Features:

  • DESCRIPTION: Used to establish the task purpose, i.e., mandates, reminders, event occurrence, or decisions
  • ASSIGNMENT: Tasks may be assigned based on project role or default assignment. Multiple task assignments are also supported.
  • DEPENDENCY: Task sequencing is determined by its dependency on its respective predecessor.
  • PROJECT COSTING: Tasks are assigned to labor departments and department operations for real-time project costing analysis.
  • DYNAMIC START AND DUE DATE: Tasks start and due dates are dynamically calculated based on milestone dates or on the basis of other predecessor tasks.
  • CHECKLISTS: Task may contain a list of child-task items that must be completed prior to the parent-level task being eligible for completion
  • AUTOMATIC SCHEDULING: Tasks may be triggered by scheduled recurrent pattern such as monthly, weekly or daily.
task management

“We don’t use any Excel anymore, we don’t use One Note or Calendar anymore… Everything is pretty much in one place and that’s actually increased our productivity, I would say more than 35%.”

—Arno Yesyan, Vice President at NK Cabinets

Project Workflow/Task Management Features

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Descriptions

Describe the task purpose via an intuitive description. task are typically described as a mandate, reminder or a Yes/No question.

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Assignments

Task may be assigned  by directly naming singular or multiple employees.  Direct Assignments may be overridden via named project roles. Task assignments may be made at any point within the lifecycle of the project.

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Due Dates

Task Due Dates may be automatically calculated based on date formulas. Automatic date calculations may be manually overridden. Due Date formulas will reflect changes to their dependent dates in real-time.

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Start Dates

Task Start Dates may be automatically calculated based on date formulas.  Automatic date calculations may be manually overridden.  Start Date formulas will reflect changes to their dependent dates in real-time.  The difference between a task’s start and due date will determine the task duration.

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Predecessors

A task’s calculated or manually entered start or due date may be established as the predecessor for another’s task’s start or due date calculation formula.

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Check list

Tasks may contain a list of subtasks that must be completed prior to the parent task being eligible for completion. 

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Triggered subsequent tasks (work-flow)

Form a Chain Of Events or a Workflow the enforces your overall process for project execution. Completed tasks may subsequently trigger an additional task or set of tasks, all conforming to automatic date calculations, which will continue until the process flow has been completed.

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