Use Unassigned Tasks to create a WBS now, and allocate Resources later. You’ll find the section in both Single Project View and Custom Views. See how to schedule with Unassigned Tasks in Ganttic.
- The Unassigned section can be found at the top of the Gantt chart in Single Project Views and Custom Views.
- Owners, Admins and Users with Resource Task add/edit rights may schedule and/or assign Unassigned Tasks.
- In Single Project Views, this section is found in Project Resources and All Resources modes. It is a default section that cannot be removed.
- In Custom Views, you’ll see this section only if it’s enabled via View Visibility settings.
- All Tasks without Resources will appear in the Unassigned section.
- Drag and drop the Unassigned Task to assign it to a Resource. This will remove it from the Unassigned section.
- If Resources are assigned an Unassigned Task using the + Add Resource function, a duplicate copy of the Task will remain in the Unassigned section, unless it is deselected before applying the shift.
Adding an Unassigned Task in Single Project View
- Open a Single Project View.
- Create a new Task via dragging and dropping on the Gantt chart timeline or the + Add new Task. The new Task will appear in the Unassigned Section in Project Resources and All Resources modes.
NB! In the View’s Task mode, the Task will be added to the Task list.
- The Task may be left without a Resource. Or Resources may be added later. Resource allocation can only be done in Project Resources or All Resources modes.
Adding an Unassigned Task in Custom Views
- Open a Custom View.
- In the View’s Visibility Settings, ensure that Show unassigned tasks is enabled.
- Create a new Task via drag and drop or the + Add new Task. The new Task will appear in the Unassigned Section.
- The Task may be left without a Resource. Or Resources may be added later as needed.
Assigning Resources to Unassigned Tasks
There’s 2 ways to add Resources to your Unassigned Tasks.
- Drag and drop the Task to the desired Resource. The Task will automatically be removed from the Unassigned Section of the Gantt chart.
- Or use the + Add Resource function. With this method, one or multiple Resources can be assigned.
NB! A duplicate copy of the Task will also remain in the Unassigned section. This can be removed by deselecting it.
Unassigned Tasks in Action
- Unassigned Tasks are great for project managers who need to create a WBS without worrying who will be assigned to the work.
- With this workflow, it’s easy to estimate if the timeline and capacity of the project can be managed by available resources prior to confirming or declining the project.
- Use these Tasks if your organization prefers to save the scheduling until you’re sure of availability.
Check out some more tips on creating a project schedule using Ganttic.