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Can't list tasks by deliverable?

I've created a workspace called Apps. In it, I've added 2 projects using the projects app. For each project, I've defined a number of deliverables I've called 'Milestones' using the Deliverables app. In each of these deliverables, I've added a number of tasks.

When I add a task to the deliverable, it is attached to a workspace called 'Milestone x'. This isn't something I can usually select when attaching a task to a workspace. If I remove 'Milestone x' from the box, and try again to add it, I only have the option to attach to 'Apps' or 'Employee Network'.

In order to make all this organisation useful, I should be able to list tasks by milestone, but if I go to the task page, there is no option to do this, which I find absurd. I can list by Application which groups all my 'Milestone' tasks in to one list, but does not differentiate between Milestone 1 and 2 for example. 

The only option as far as I can tell, is to tag each milestone task with a tag naming the milestone. But this seems like wasted effort - I've already defined what Milestone the task belongs to, so I shouldn't have to redefine it. It also makes defining Milestones pointless. 

Am I missing something here? It seems like such an oversight not to let me organised tasks by project and then by deliverable! 

Michael Othen Answered

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Same issue here, I totally agree. The deliverables app is useless for me for that very same reason

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Here, here. My workspaces have multiple projects in them. Each project has multiple deliverables associated with it. I should be able to associate a task with an app item like a project or a deliverable. Having all tasks tagged only to a Workspace misses multiple levels of granularity. . .

Benjamin Berk 0 votes
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Well, I just missed the obvious. . . When I created a task outside of a specific project or deliverable I only saw workspaces listed in the drop-down menu. But, once I searched for specific names, I saw all the projects, deliverables etc. 

Benjamin Berk 0 votes
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Michael,

 I had trouble following your example, but I think Benjamin's second post should have the answer if I understood correctly.  However, I do find the 'auto-complete' for specific project names, deliverable names, etc. to be inconsistent / slow in my experience (the list of suggestions seems to disappear if i backspace over a character for example). 

Brady Meisenhelder 0 votes
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Hey all,

Michael you can find a short video describing how you connect apps, app items and Tasks here: https://help.podio.com/entries/21670346-using-tasks-and-apps-together

In Podio we think of tasks more as actions related to a context whereas the Deliverable is the overall milestone or real task to solve. Read more here about tasks in Podio: http://blog.podio.com/2011/06/10/podio-and-gtd/

Hope this can help you. 

Cheers,

Sara - Podio

Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen 0 votes
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I don't even understand the term "deliverables".  Exactly what is it used for?  Is it just a list of tasks?

Ginger Fawcett 0 votes
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Ginger, I'm 100% with you.  I don't get the different between a task and a deliverable.  If a deliverable is not a task and it's a project, then why have a project separate as well?

Dimetri Armstead 1 vote
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Try thinking of it this way:Project (example:  2013 Rebranding and Logo Development)     Deliverable (example:  Color exploration findings)          Task (example:  Research color trends)          Task (example:  Create primary and secondary color pallets)     Deliverable (example:  Logo design options          Task (example:  Explore logo designs)          Task (example:  Industry research, approach, and storyboards)

 

Shelly Gonzales 0 votes