Headings to group tasks in a project

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Does anyone else feel the need for headings to group tasks together in a project. I have some projects with 30+ critical tasks that are overwhelming to see in a long list of items. I'd like to group by headings such as "Marketing" "Supply Chain" "Finance" "Legal". Tags don't work well since I want to be able to see them all in a list or gantt view and minimise/maximise the groupings.

What I'm using as a proxy at the moment is an unassigned backlogged task as a heading and putting the actual tasks as sub-tasks. It seems I'm not the only one doing this, I was looking through the community and found examples of others doing the same thing (see pic below). 

This has been working well for me, but the only downside so far is that these headings show up as tasks in reports and I also cant organise tasks in reports by these headings.

 

 

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Yes please!

Something like what MS Project does would be very helpful.

We broadly break our projects down into Engineering and Manufacturing with a bunch of sub and sub-sub tasks. These header tasks are not necessary and only used to allow for easier displays on the Gantt Chart. But as Eleshea says, they clog reports/dashboards.

 

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Yes! It is so confusing having them as tasks rather than just a heading. No one needs to mark a heading complete. Great idea.

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Thank you for the feedback here, everyone! It's passed to the Product team. 

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I'm thinking that if I can't group tasks under a title as shown above, I don't think I can use this software.  The example above, are you saying I can do that now, i.e., have a title or header that states ""DESIGN" with tasks listed under that header and do the same with other major tasks groups?  If so, how.  Thank you.

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Hey Stanley Plant, and welcome to the Community!

It's possible to group tasks by Project/Folders in Reports. In the top left corner of the report, select "Group by" and choose what you would like to group by. This way, you would see all your tasks in the "Design" folder with the title as a header in the report.

Let me know if this helps, and if you have any questions, be sure to let me know.

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YES!  I have migrated from Monday.com to Wrike.  And THIS is the single thing I miss most.  Please!

 

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Hugh

Hi John Baird, and welcome to the Community!

Thank you for sharing your feedback about this suggestion, it's been passed on to the Product team. No update here at the moment - if there is any new information, I'll be sure to let you know.

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Really need this feature to manage my projects

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Hugh

Thank you for sharing this input, Bob Bellhouse!

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