4. Assigning tasks to others
In addition to using Nexus Tasks to manage your own work, you can also set up
tasks to be preformed by other Nexus users. This is called making a
request. For example, if you are the manager of a project, you may
want to set up tasks and assign them to other people in the group. You will also
be able to keep track of how the work is progressing.
Making a task request
- Open a new task request by going to the
[Actions]menu and selecting
New Task Request, or by clicking on
Task Requestfrom the list.
- Complete information about the task, such as subject, description, due
date, category and priority. If you want to be informed about changes to
the task, select the appropriate option(s):
Keep an updated copy of this task on my task list(the task will be on your task list and change when other people make changes)
Send me a status report when this task is complete(you will be notified when the task has been completed)
- Click on the
Tobutton and select the task recipient from the list that pops up.
Sendto send the task request.
If you have opted for that, you will be notified by email when the task is updated. When you open an update email, you will see the updated task. The task updates are added to your copy of the task in your task list when you close the email message.
When a task has been completed two messages are sent to you (assuming you have selected to be notified). In addition to the update message (which updates your copy of the task with the completion details) you get a final status report on the task, providing such information as start and end dates, duration of hours, and more.