Stories and tasks are a very effective mean to track work progress done by your members.
Assigning members to stories and tasks
Prior to assigning members to stories and tasks, you need to invite members to the project board first. Once all the required members are invited and their access profile are set, the next step is to assign members to the stories.
Only the board manager can assign members.
You can first assign members to a story and then to a task, or you can assign members directly to a task without adding them to the story first. Both options are valid.
To assign members, you have 3 options:
From the story itself :
Or from the task:
Members who appear in the list of available members are those who have been invited on the project board.
To select a member, simply click on his name. You can click and select multiple members at once:
Now that the members have been assigned to the story, you need to create tasks that will represent the work to be done and assign them members.
To create a task, click the Tasks tab and add a new task:
Once you are done creating tasks, add members to them from the task menu:
To add yourself to a story, click the Member icon or select the Take option from the task menu:
The next step is to define the task' statuses by choosing from 4 statuses available:
Each different status displays a specific color that acts as a visual indicator of who is doing what.
The task icon from the story provides a quick access to the tasks:
Clicking the tasks icon will open them. The tasks display in a specific order.
You can move and organize the tasks in a logical order of execution from the task tab in order to better suit your workflow.
How to read the Members avatars
You will notice that the avatars' behavior change based on the tasks' statuses.
When the Members' avatars are grouped together and their color faded, it means that either the members have not yet been assigned to tasks, or that the status of the related tasks is set to To Do or Blocked or Done.
When the Members' avatars are separated and highlighted, this shows the members currently working on "in progress" tasks.
The highlighted avatars give you a quick overview of who is currently working.