Modified on Wed, 19 Jan 2022 at 02:30 PM



ManagementStudio can assist Project Administrators with productivity, offering a way to record, relate and assign Tasks and to-do items that require action. After setting up the Project, the next thing to do is begin creating the Tasks. Task are used to define the Project's scope and represents the actual workflow. A Project admin may have 1 project with multiple tasks representing the project details. The Task Manager module provides the ability to assign all activities that are necessary for finishing the project.

Accessing the Task Manager module

To view the Task Manager module:

  • Click on the Task (1) menu from the left hand pane and select one of the following:
    • My Tasks (2) to display all tasks currently assigned to the ManagementStudio user signed in or
    • All Tasks (3) to display all tasks currently within the project

Task Manager Layout

The layout consist of two core areas:

1. The Control Bar across the top allows users to perform different grid-based functions. From left to right:

  • Reload Task - Refreshes the contents on the grid.
  • Locked - Used to filter the grid to display all locked task.
  • Archived - Used to filter the grid to display all archived task.
  • Deleted - Used to filter the grid to display all deleted task.
  • New Task - This button allows you to create a new task .
  • View Toggle - There are two possible way of displaying the task grid.
  • Grid View - This displays the Tasks in a tabular view and exposes following Toolbar functions
    • Search
    • Clear search
    • Toggle column group bar on and off (off by default) to enable grid to be grouped by a particular heading
    • Select All - highlights all entries in the main grid
    • Select None - deselects all selections in the main grid
    • Invert - inverts the items selected in the main grid
    • Pivot to table
    • Pivot to chart
    • Copy to clipboard
    • Export to Excel
    • Export to CSV
    • Grid Column Chooser
  • Kanban View - By default, this view is displayed. Its a visual way to display the task within a project.
  • Compact Card - Quick access to important information in a compact card view.
  • Full Card - This displays all the information on the grid.
  • Category - These are the groups, you can use to sort your task into. Eg As Intended, Fixed, Broken.

2. Task Main Grid displays all the task within the project and also the process its currently in. 

Creating a New Task

  • Click on the New Task button from the control bar across the top.

  • Fill in the Subject and Description fields (1) of the task.
  • Choose the Process (2) that the task will be assigned to. The default will already be selected.
  • Click New (3).

Amending the Task Details

  • Click on the Task Details (1) button within a task .
  • The Task Details tab (2) will be displayed on a different window.
  • Amend the details.
  • Click Save Task (3) to commit the changes.

Customising the Colour Schema

It is possible to customise the colour schema against the task list. This can be defined for the Process, Tag, Category and Priority. The example that follows will use the creation a new tag name 'Pilot Group' with '#FFE6B9B7' color hex to illustrate the process.

  • Switch to the Administration (1) view by clicking the gear icon in the bottom left of the application window.
  • Choose the Tasks tile and select Menu Items (2).
  • Select Tag (3) from the menu group dropdown.
  • Click here to add new item (4) to add a new Tag.
  • Fill in the details and set the color schema (5).
  • Click the Save Changes (6) button at the top of the window to commit the changes.

Managing Tasks

The following functions are available when the Grid View is enabled

  • To sort records on the Task List View, click any column title which is sortable. This will sort the column either ascending or descending
  • To search for a Task, use the search box at the top of the screen
  • For a detailed guide on importing Tasks, please see the Data Importer article
  • To track all changes to audited fields, in the Task record, you can click the History tab on the Task's detail view

Using the Context Menu

The Context Menu (Right Click on the Grid) provides multi select functionality to the grid. It is possible to select one item using the left click of the mouse, or multiple items using a combination of ctrl or shift and left click. Once selected Right Click the mouse for the Context Menu.

  • Tags: Add and remove a tag from a task.
  • Move to Process: Change the Process and Sub Process of one or many Tasks
  • Teams: Assign team members to Tasks. This could be engineers, delegates etc
  • Update Fields: Bulk update Text, Dropdown and Date fields from the Details Tab
  • Copy: Bulk copy one or many fields. 
  • Lock: Lock and Unlock Tasks. Locking will stop any changes and updates to the record.
  • Archive: Place Task into an Archived state. These Tasks will only be visible using the Reload Task\Archived view from the Ribbon. 
  • Delete: Mark Tasks for permanent deletion. These Tasks will be deleted after a set period of time. Until permanent deletion they can be viewed using the Reload Task\Deleted view and can then be Undeleted using the context menu. To delete one or multiple Tasks, you can select multiple records from the grid list view and click delete.

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Reload: CTRL+R

Further Support

If you require further support, please visit ManagementStudio's Service Desk to search the knowledge base or create a new support ticket.