QuickPlan organizes tasks in task groups and sub-projects. The date, work, cost of task groups and the sub-project tasks are calculated automatically based on the data of their children

Task Group

The task groups in QuickPlan are REAL - they are displayed as a group box in Gantt Chart, and they can be moved with all the tasks in the group together when changing the date

Two keyboard shortcuts to change the outline level (to organize tasks in groups)

  • ⌘ ← (“Command” + “Left Arrow”), and ⌘ [ (“Command” + "]”) to outdent task
  • ⌘ → (“Command” + "Right Arrow”), and ⌘ [ (“Command” + "[”) to indent task

Sub-Project

A well organized project schedule will ease the team communication, tracking and re-scheduling. Sub-Project is a great feature which helps to structure the project well, especially when working on a big project, or when working with multiple sub-teams for a project. Sometimes, we may find it's better to organize multiple differnt small projects as sub-projects in one main projects, for example when planning some personal projects

1. Create a Sub-Project

Right-click a task, and to select the menu to convert the task as a sub-project

2. Convert a Sub-Project to a Task Group

A sub-project can be convert to a task group (if the converting will not impact the maximun outline levels of the main project)

  • Right-click a sub-project task, and select the menu to convert sub-project as a task group
  • We can also operate on the updating panel

3. Open a Sub-Project

  • From context menu
  • Or the keyboard shortcut "Command + Return" to open selected sub-project
  • Or "Command" key + "Mouse Double-click" on the sub-project task

Best Practice

We have an best practice article about how to organize the tasks well.