ZenTao ManualBook Info
1 Introduction
1.1 About ZenTao
1.2 Introduction PPT
1.3 Technical Support
1.4 Follow Us
2 Installation
2.1 Choose the right installation
2.2 ZenTao Cloud
2.3 One-click Installation for Windows
2.4 One-click Installation for Linux
2.5 Installation with Lampp
2.6 Source Code Installation (for all Systems)
2.7 Set up Virtualbox for ZenTao
2.8 Softaculous service
2.9 Integrate Zdoo
2.10 Install Ioncube
3 Upgrade
3.1 Upgrade ZenTao
3.2 Upgrade by source code (for all systems)
3.3 Upgrade for one-click installation for Windows (xampp)
3.4 Upgrade for one-click installation package for Linux
4 Users and Groups
4.1 Company Structure
4.2 Add a User
4.3 Batch Manage Users
4.4 Groups and Privileges
5 Quick Start
5.1 Project and Task Management
5.2 Bug Tracking
5.3 Product Management
5.4 Individual Task Management
6 Basic Application
6.1 Basic Workflow
6.2 Agile and Scrum
6.3 ZenTao and Scrum
6.4 ZenTao Tutorial for Rookies
6.5 Create a Product
6.6 Create a Story
6.7 Create a Project
6.8 Confirm a Story
6.9 Task Breakdown
6.10 Report a Bug
6.11 Manage Contacts
6.12 Customization
6.13 Import Excel, CSV files
6.14 Document Management
6.15 Operation Mode
6.16 Points
6.17 Customize Required Field
6.18 Access Control
7 Advanced Application
7.1 Workflow
7.1.1 ZenTao Workflow
7.2 Personal management
7.2.1 My Todo
7.2.2 My Task, Story and Bug
7.2.3 My Profile
7.3 For Product Owner
7.3.1 Manage a Product
7.3.2 Manage a Product Line
7.3.3 Create and Review a Story
7.3.4 Change and Review a Story
7.3.5 Story Status
7.3.6 Notes for Writing a Story
7.3.7 Product Module
7.3.8 Release Plan
7.3.9 Create a Release
7.3.10 Roadmap
7.3.11 Documents
7.3.12 Planning Meetings
7.3.13 Daily Scrum, Review and Retrospective Meetings
7.3.14 Story Reports
7.4 For Project Manager
7.4.1 Create a Project
7.4.2 Set up a Team
7.4.3 Confirm a Story
7.4.4 Story Breakdown
7.4.5 Daily Standup Meetings
7.4.6 Check Project Progress via Burndown Chart
7.4.7 Check Project Progress via Lists
7.4.8 Review and Retrospective Meetings
7.4.9 Basic reports on tasks
7.5 For Development Team
7.5.1 Project planning meeting and task breakdown
7.5.2 Claim tasks and update efforts
7.5.3 Kanban and Tree Diagram
7.5.4 Build
7.5.5 Test Task
7.5.6 Resolve a Bug
7.5.7 Documents
7.5.8 Confirm Bugs
7.6 For QA Team
7.6.1 Defect Management
7.6.2 Report a Bug
7.6.3 Verify and Close a Bug
7.6.4 Activate a Bug
7.6.5 Find a Bug
7.6.6 Test Case
7.6.7 Create and Review Test Cases
7.6.8 Test Suites, Public Case Libs and Reports
7.6.9 Manage Test Tasks
7.6.10 Execute Cases and Report Bugs
7.6.11 Reports
8 Configuration
8.1 Maintain ZenTao
8.1.1 Initialize scripts
8.1.2 Back up ZenTao
8.1.3 Recover the Deleted
8.1.4 Update Burndown charts
8.1.5 ZenTao remote host
8.2 Deploy ZenTao
8.2.1 Guest Login
8.2.2 Email Notification
8.2.3 Set Super Admin
8.2.4 Static Access
8.2.5 Delete "zentao" from URL
8.2.6 Integrate ZenTao with SVN
8.2.7 Integrate ZenTao with Git
8.2.8 Integrate webhook
8.2.9 Integrate Xuan.im
8.2.10 Integrate Zdoo
9 Customization
9.1 ZenTao customization
9.2 ZenTao Directory
9.3 Locate and Change Files
9.4 ZenTao Database Structure
9.5 Common Modules
9.6 Add Features to Menu
9.7 Set Privileges to Modules
9.8 Examples: modify language prompt
9.9 Examples: set priority when creating bugs
9.10 Web Editor
9.11 ZenTao Packaging Standards 1.1
10 Relevant Issues
10.1 About third-party code
10.2 Support ZenTao
10.3 ZenTao Commercial Service
10.4 Acknowledgement

Claim tasks and update efforts

2015-09-11 14:21:23
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Last edited by Renee on 2018-11-15 10:55:37

After task decomposition, all team members can claim tasks and start to develop. In addition to coding, they should also take some time to update the task status and the time cost.


1. Claim tasks

According to Scrum, it is the best scenario that everyone can claim the tasks they like to do, as it will boost the morale of the teams to a larger extent. Some people might ask what if nobody claims the tasks or only easy tasks are claimed? What if a green hand claims a key task, or the tasks claimed are not balanced among members? In fact, these are NOT problems. Since all the information is open and transparent in ZenTao, you cannot always claim easy and simple tasks. Meanwhile, project managers should manage and balance at a macro level, especially for some key tasks which have to be assigned with consideration.


Go to Project->Task and select the task you want to claim. There are two ways to claim tasks. One is to Assign tasks and the other one is to Edit.



2. Update task status

When the tasks are started, everyone should update the task status daily. ZenTao has shortcut action buttons for you to do it.


The meaning of Start, Finish and Cancel are self-explained. Let's look at Close and Activate.


In ZenTao, there is an optional workflow. Once a task is finished, it will be automatically assigned to the one who created it for acceptance verification. If acceptance is done, the task will be Closed. If not, it will be activated. This workflow optional rather than required. It is for teams adopting the traditional management. For of Agile teams, the workflow can be skipped.


3. Update effort/man-hour

Team members should also update the man-hour cost every day.


Click Effort and you will see the popout to add it.

  • Cost is the man-hours that have been consumed in doing the task.
  • Left is the hours that are needed to complete remaining work. If the estimation is zero, it means the task is done. Please note that initial estimation man-hour cost + man-hour left.
  • All team members should update their task status daily since the Burndown chart is made based on the man-hour left.
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