ZenTao ManualBook Info
1 Introduction
1.1 About ZenTao
1.2 Introduction PPT
1.3 Technical Support
1.4 Follow Us
2 How to Install ZenTao
2.1 Choose the best 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
3 Upgrade ZenTao
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 Organization Structure
4.2 Add a User
4.3 Batch Manage Users
4.4 Groups and Privileges
5 Simple Application
5.1 Project and Task Management
5.2 Bug Management
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 Stories
6.9 Story Breakdown
6.10 Report a Bug
6.11 Manage Contacts
6.12 Customization
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 Modules
7.3.8 Release Plan
7.3.9 Create a Release
7.3.10 Roadmap
7.3.11 Manage Documents
7.3.12 Product 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 Stories
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
7.5.3 Kanban and Tree Diagram
7.5.4 Create a Build
7.5.5 Test Task
7.5.6 Resolve a Bug
7.5.7 Manage Documents
7.5.8 Confirm Bugs
7.6 For QA Team
7.6.1 Bug Management
7.6.2 Report a Bug
7.6.3 Confim and Close a Bug
7.6.4 Activate a Bug
7.6.5 Locate a Bug
7.6.6 Test Cases
7.6.7 Create and Review Test Cases
7.6.8 Manage Test Tasks
7.6.9 Test Suites, Public Case Libs and Reports
7.6.10 Manage Test Tasks
7.6.11 Execute Cases and Report Bugs
7.6.12 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 Configure Static Access
8.2.5 Delete "zentao" from the address
8.2.6 Integrate ZenTao with SVN
8.2.7 Integrate ZenTao with Git
8.2.8 Integrate webhook
9 Custom Development
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 Packaging Standards of ZenTao 1.1
10 Other Relevant Issues
10.1 About third-party code
10.2 How to Help ZenTao
10.3 ZenTao Business Service
10.4 Acknowledgement

Story Breakdown

2015-09-11 13:27:29
Last edited by Renee on 2018-01-09 19:26:58

After creating the stories, all the key factors in a project have been touched, including lifecycle, resources and stories. Now what you have to do is to do WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) for each story and generate all the tasks required to finish this story.
Notes: It is to finish all the tasks of the story, including but are not limited to design, development and test tasks.

1.Stories of a Project

  • On the page of story list, you can easily decompose a story to tasks.
  • You can also check the number of tasks decomposed.

2. Story Breakdown

  • You can choose the story to link when creating tasks.

  • The link to linked story can also be provided.

3. Multiple and child tasks

Since ZenTao 9.6+, multiple and child tasks have been added.

3.1 Multiple task

When creating a task, you can check "Multiple" in the Assignee column, if you want to assign this task to multiple team members. Once it is checked, a "Team" button will show for you to click and select your team.

When select team and team members, fill in man-hours correspondently. You can order members by clicking the arrows.

After you choose multiple assignees, the names will show in the Assignee column and the total man-hour will be calculated.


3.2 Child Tasks

Click "+" to create child task on task list page.

The page to add child tasks is batch create tasks page. Fill in the required fields and click Save.

Then you can check child tasks in the task list page. Click  to hide/show child tasks. The default setting is to show child tasks.

  • After child tasks are created, the estimate, cost and left hours of the parent task is the sub total of that of all child tasks.
  • When creating a parent task, man-hour is set. After creating its child tasks, the total man-hour of child tasks will override that of the parent one.
  • Multiple tasks, tasks done by multiple members, cannot have child tasks.

4. Notes

  •  All the stories should be decomposed into tasks, including design, test, design, even machine procurement and test environment deployment.
  • The decomposition should be as small as possible. For example, a task can be finished within several man hours.
  • If a task need several members to finish, then it should be further decomposed.
  • You can batch assign tasks, if the type of tasks are routine work. For example, a routine work is to ask every team member to write a project summary. In this case, you can select the type as routine work and then assign it to all team members.
  • The type of tasks should be set carefully, since it will affect automatic calculations in development stories. We will explain this later.
  • The tasks are best to be claimed voluntarily, since this will boostteam members' enthusiasm to the utmost extent.
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