There exists a Dashboard with two widgets.. one that displays all tasks of status Submitted and another that displays all tasks of status In Progress. Both of these widgets filter tasks from the same folder. A new task created in that folder defaults to the status Submitted.
A developer moves a task from the submitted widget to the in progress widget, which changes the status to In Progress, as expected. Now the developer decides they want to plan subtasks to help them breakdown their work for the parent task that's in progress.
As they add subtasks the status they're created with is the default Submitted status. This makes them all appear in the submitted widget.... but we don't want them to. They should stay isolated to the parent task. Changing them individually is tedious and seems like it should be unnecessary. Batch changes from a list view are also not desirable as we would like to work mainly from the dashboard. Using custom fields to identify a subtask from a parent task is cumbersome and also not desirable.
The subtasks basically have nothing to do with the workflow the dashboard is meant to facilitate and simply should not be there.
How should I make this happen? Possible solutions that I can't figure out how to do are:
- have subtasks created with a different default status
- have subtasks created with a different default workflow
- somehow have the widget only display parent tasks and not subtasks
I'm open to other ways to handle this. Thanks for the feedback!