How To Add A Task
To get started, first make sure that you have navigated to the task list for your current block of hours from the left sidebar, like this:
Then in the header bar at the top of your task list, click on Add New Task:
Your task list will then be replaced by our task creation wizard.
Simply select the most appropriate options and fill in the task details as you go along. Make sure you hit the submit button at the end, in order to create your task and add it to your list.
Once you have done this, switch back to either the List or Board view in the header bar and your new task will appear there. If you want to add more tasks, just click on Add New Task again.
Considerations When Adding A New Task
Whenever you add a new task, it can be tempting to skip through the questions quickly and leave only brief answers. However, it's critical that we gather sufficient information in order to complete the task or project in a way that meets your expectations. Oftentimes, what a person visualizes in their head when giving a description to someone else is not the same as is visualized by the person reading the note.
Moreover, if we do not understand a task or if there is ambiguity over what is meant because for example, what is written could have multiple interpretations, then we will have to ask clarifying questions before we can get started on the task. As a result, your task could be delayed or take longer to complete.
For these reasons, it's important that you take the time to provide us with sufficient detail to understand the task properly, and we would encourage you to consider each response carefully before moving on to the next question.
As you might expect, we'll need access to the areas you need us to work. As such, we commonly require login credentials like:
- Site Access
- Staging Servers
- FTP Access
- Hosting Providers
- Google Analytics
- Other Third Party Providers
Rather than provide these every single time you add a task, we use a centralized location where you can add and remove credentials as needed. Since it's fairly routine for additional tasks to be required for sites we have previously worked on, many people choose to leave them in the repository for future use.
To add new credentials to your Elite account, navigate to your project folder here:
Then in the header bar at the top of your task list, click on Credentials:
Here you can store all your login credentials, following the format outlined in the credentials document.
Great! Now you know how to add new tasks to your project board, and provide us with any login credentials needed. Next up, let's explore the lifecycle of a task.
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