[From Wrike] When to Use: Backlogged Tasks

What are Backlogged Tasks?

Backlogged tasks are tasks with no start or due date. Basically, backlogged tasks are unscheduled tasks. They are perfect for:

  • Tasks which you want to work on sometime in the future but the start and/or due date is undecided
  • Lower priority tasks
  • Storing notes
  • Creating FAQs or internal knowledge base articles

Create a Backlogged Task

Open the date picker 1 to schedule your task, and select “Backlog” 2 from the top-right corner of the scheduling box. You can add a duration 3 to indicate how many days the task should take.

Quick Tips

  • View backlogged tasks on the Workload View by checking the “Show Backlog” box. This view is perfect for seeing whether team members have open slots to work on a task from the backlog.
  • New tasks are created as backlogged by default. You can change the default option and choose to have tasks created with a today due date in your Profile.
  • Create a “Backlog” Custom Widget to quickly check what you can work on after all tasks due today are completed.
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I'm struggling to understand why Backlogged tasks show up in the "Today" view of "My Work." I don't want to assign arbitrary dates just to have a clean view of what I plan to accomplish today; plus, it puts a bunch of low priority tasks in front of real due dates I have next week. Is there a way to get backlogged tasks to show up in "Later"?

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Hi Stephanie, by default Backlogged tasks show up in Today of My Work. This is because it's an unfinished task in a way. You have yet to set a start/end date, so there's no way for Wrike to know when you want to work on the task. It stays in Today, so the task isn't lost and grabs your attention to remind you that it needs to be scheduled.

You can't remove these from Today, but you could add a start and end date to push the task to a later day.

I can see how having an option to push this to 'Later' as default could be useful. It would be if you could submit a Feedback post with some extra information for our Product Team.

Any questions, let me know 👍

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I completely agree with Stephanie Long. I want to use my Today view as a to-do list, but it is insanely long because of all my backlogged tasks that are "Someday Maybe" items. Not for today!

Can I filter out backlogged items in the "My Work" view?

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I agree too. All you want to see in Today is current, active tasks. As a result I am not using backlogged. Rather, I am assigning a date that is a month or so away to trigger me to review the task so I can then either set accurate dates or delay it again. 

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@Blaine @Rachel 👋I What about using Dashboards to create a list of tasks that you need to work on today (which doesn't show backlogged tasks). If that's something you guys are interested in trying let me know, I can walk you through how to do it. There are also instructions on our Dashboard Widgets page. 

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It appears the link is broken on the workload view . : https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/articles/209604069-Workload-View

Thank you.

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Thanks, David. This discussion is pretty old. You can find some information about Workload View as part of Wrike Resource add-on 👍

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