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    James Maguire

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    Must get this feature! It is a major source of product frustration-😕

     

    At least 4 reasons: 

    1. When grooming projects/backlog, Tasks often are converted to Projects. 

    2. Copying / Pasting introduces many chances for error, making Wrike less accurate/reliable

    3. Wrike integration with Outlook only allows for the creation of Tasks. Converting them to Projects is tedious/error-prone.

    4. It's too easy to "lose" tasks that are not associated with Projects (Orphan Tasks are overlooked and forgotten).  Projects have better visibility / Trackability. As a result, we only create Tasks associated with Projects.

     

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    Katy German

    I appreciate that during discovery, the dev team realized this is not so easy an effort, but this is really, *really* a critical need. I often create a project that is really a program, so I can get the whole scope timelined out, and when it comes time to fill out the details, instead of converting a task into a project, I create subtasks in a task - this does not allow me to accurately report out designer assignments and workloads.

    I strongly encourage the dev team to carve out an allocation to investigate and solve this problem. Your competitors have this solution - you should have it too. Thanks for listening.

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    Alex Chen

    I thought it should be already done by the very beginning but... Often a single event (customer issue, bug, sales team insight) can initiate a task that is growing then like a snowball and you have to treat it as a project. That would be a very useful feature!

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    Al Sape

    Also want to levy a huge +1 on on this.  Wrike has great flexibility, and being able to use tasks as things like "ideas," "talking points," "Decisions" etc. is very useful.  With the app and other ways to quickly enter ideas into Wrike as tasks, it then becomes paramount to be able to transition these into projects and work items.

    Aha, a Product Management tool that I passed on in favor of Wrike, because I think Wrike can handle a lot of what Aha is trying to do, has a feature for the users to create "ideas" and then actually promote to features and releases, all the while saving some visilibility:  The original "idea" is marked as "closed, converted" and the new Feature picks up a link to the original.  Here is a link talking about it:

    https://support.aha.io/hc/en-us/articles/201847269-Manage-submitted-ideas

    It would be terrific if with this feature you would also have an option to change the status of the task once it becomes a project, and then in the new project have info back to the task.  For now, I am doing this manually as a workaround, an example:

    - I have an idea called "Allow my website user to post on my forum under a pseudonym, not real name."  I enter it in Wrike. I create a folder called "ideas" and put the task there.  I put the status of the task to "under consideration"

    - I create a meeting task (also a special type of task I use tagged "meetings") and pull in the task as a subtask.  This way there is visibility on the task that it was discussed in that meeting.  We decide to investigate further this week.  I note that in the meeting task's description, and move the status to "discovery" in my unique workflow for the "ideas" folder

    - We then decide to roll out on this feature.  I move the idea task to "accepted" which is a closed status.  I then create a new project called "Build ability for user to post in Forum with pseudonym."  In the project description, I link to the task, which still lives in Wrike, so I can see the origin of the idea.

    - Back in the idea folder, I can filter for tasks with "accepted" status any time and know that they became projects.

    It would be even better if the newly created projects had full info brought over from the original task, and other, tighter integration, but this workaround for now gives some of that.

    Really hoping you guys will make this happen soon, thanks!

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    David Miller

    Hi,

    Our company really needs this 'task to project' option. Half my department uses Tasks and the Kanban or Scrum agile style of project management due to the many different statuses that a task passes through, and another part of our department use projects witha simple set of statuses. Both options work for each team in different ways. But from a throughput point of view, the task-orientated department and the project-based team can't follow a project through from A - Z. So being able to convert a task which has history, attachments and custom fields into its own Project is very important.

    Any Reason why this tread has gone to a "back burner" status? the post that led me to this thread (Feb 2019) https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360015641334-Convert-Task-to-Project - makes note that it has a 'coming soon" status?

    Please let me know if this is going to be developed further.

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    John Gieschen

    I just AGAIN created a folder of tasks that then became projects and had to re-enter data because of the lack of this feature. I really like Wrike, but this is not a great gap to persist. 

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    Carolanne Mak

    Hoping to get an update on this soon.

    My use case for this is similar to @John 's above. My team creates a list of events to pitch for the year, which makes sense as a list of tasks housed in a folder; however, when an event moves forward, we need to create a project (duped from an event template). So they then have to duplicate all the communication, attachments, etc. from the original event task into the new project. It's definitely not a perfect solution, lacks flexibility, and takes time away from doing the job (vs. "doing the Wrike").

    It would be great to still be able to build that event task list and convert the tasks to projects once they are approved.

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    Robin Huey

    +1 for this request. Surprised to learn this has been an ongoing request since 2017 - would love to see this resolved as it would expedite our work! 

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    John Gieschen

    Just had yet another occasion today where that fix would have been so very helpful. Instead was cutting/pasting and messing things up.

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    Lisa

    Hi everyone! Here's the latest update on this suggestion: it is considered as a potential improvement and your feedback and examples help a lot to keep this on the team's radar. At the same time, I can't provide any ETA at the moment. I will get back to you as soon as I have more info though. Thanks a lot for your support here! 

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    Naomi Harper

    This is wonderful news! To be able to convert a task to a project and a project to a task would be a HUGE game changer for us. 

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    John Gieschen

    Thanks Lisa. I am sure you guys would be happy to have this point of friction out of the way. It is such a natural way to work though - start with a task and build it up and build around it into a project that this is really never going to go away. Of course, no one is going to simply ignore using Wrike due to this one particular issue, but from a CX perspective, this will be a grain of sand that will be an irritant until it goes away. But, thanks for responding. 

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    Ricky Wong

    Piling on here, we need this too!

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    Susheila Li

    Please make this happen. Sounding in and being repetitive but it is a natural progression to work with ; Tasks group together to become a full on Project.  Why has this been a 2 year thread? :)

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    Juhyun Kim

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    Brian Endicott

    I am totally in with this! need this feature as tasks potentially grow into projects.

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    Hannah Udell

    Please please please make this into a thing. It would make the flow of requests that come in from Wrike Forms into actual Projects so much easier without losing the metadata attached to the original submission or creating an extra layer (which we do now) that is totally unneccessary. 

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    Beth Anderson

    Thanks Anastasia for this idea however it does not solve for any text information or attachments to the original task.  I am having to copy/paste over information manually and the cumbersome process of downloading/uploading files.

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    Matt Aldridge

    Hello Team, 

     

    We developed a case management flow from our salesforce queue to Wrike where the projects are managed.  Many Cases submitted by 'boots on the ground' turn into projects, and sometimes even Spaces.  The inability to directly push a Task (or even a Subtask) into a Project is prohibitive and has been causing our team to examine Trello as a viable alternative due to its inherent simplicity.  

    Please develop the functionality to convert a task to a project ASAP.

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    John Gieschen

    Yes sadly this gap always comes up at the worst possible time - once you are deeply committed to your content only to find out they are locked into being tasks and can't be liberated.

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