Using Jive Projects and Tasks

Jive projects provide lightweight project management with tasks, due dates, checkpoints, and notifications.

A project can contain various kinds of content, including tasks. You can create tasks with titles and descriptions, assign them to people, set due dates, and mark them as complete. Once you enter all the tasks for a project, you can edit or delete them, add sub tasks, set up email notifications on tasks, and mark tasks complete. As with other content, you can assign tags to tasks, too.

You can add checkpoints to a project as a way of making sure your project is proceeding on track. A checkpoint is merely a named place in the schedule, and it's often used as a point at which to take stock.

To help you manage your project's progress, Jive provides visual cues that snapshot the project. On a project's home page (which you can customize with widgets, as with other main pages), you'll get a checkpoint timeline that shows where your checkpoints are between the project's start and finish, and where the current date falls on the timeline. A project calendar captures task due dates and checkpoint dates in a traditional calendar style.