The existing Task Type and Labels were at the company level i.e. you create once and they are visible and accessible across all projects.
Well in a way it did make sense. But over time we felt to offer an exclusive project experience by allowing segregation of key features at a project level itself.
Task Types and Labels are now available to be distinctly created at the individual project level.
Custom Task Types really come in handy in terms of simpler and easier task categorization. I’ve mentioned earlier why you should use Task Type for your projects. Let me explain again.
Why you need Custom Task Type?
Our projects are made up of tasks. Tons of them!
But not all tasks are alike. Having a well-defined classification of tasks is very important to understand the overall nature of the project, the activities involved and to maintain the activities as distinctly as possible.
Projects constitute of all sorts of tasks. Administrative, meeting minutes, enhancements, bugs, ideas, research, documentation, etc.
Not having a track of these activities would harm the project. You will not only lose sight of your project’s alignment w.r.t the objectives but also end up with a lot of confusion within the team.
Moreover, Orangescrum offers quite a bit of analytics and reports based on task types in terms of count, time spent and resources. This information will tell you:
· which type of tasks occur more often in your projects
· which resources are assigned more of specific task types only
· how much time and efforts are spent on certain task types
· which task types have the most billable and non-billable hours logged
These metrics have proven helpful in either reducing or completely eliminating unwanted task types, identifying process gaps or scope leaks. Overall, you are able to make your projects leaner and your project delivery efficient.