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

Project and Task Management

2015-09-10 14:08:12
Last edited by Renee on 2018-01-14 14:55:52

You might be surprised at the various features in ZenTao, so you might think it is too complicated. Actually, ZenTao is a professional collaborative management software, so it is an integrated task management in ZenTao instead of simple task management. Project management is complicated by itself, so the features in ZenTao are must-have. This doesn’t mean that you have to go exactly the same as the workflow in ZenTao. You can customize your workflow according to your actual situations. Now let’s see the simple application of ZenTao.

1. Add a Project

1.1 Click Project and click  Add Project.

1.2 The page to add a project will show. You can define the fields such as project name, alias, start and end date, workdays available, team name, etc. As for Link Product, it can be null or multi-selected.

2. Set up Teams

2.1 Click the Save and a prompt will notify you that the project is created. Then you can set up teams.

2.2 Or you can manage the project teams from the menu by clicking Project->Team.

Choose users involved in the project and set up the roles for them when manage your team. Weekdays and available hours must be set up carefully. Generally speaking, an user cannot work 8 hours a day continuously or 7 days a week in a roll.

2.3 After all is set up, ZenTao will automatically calculate the total man-hour in the project.

3. Creat Tasks

3.1 After setting up the teams, the next is to create tasks. Click Project->Task->Create.

3.2 The page of creating a task will show.

  • When you are creating tasks, you should assign Read privilege to members of the project teams.
  • The initials of the name lists can be used to screen users quickly.
  • Priority of the tasks and estimated man-hour has to be set up.
  • If a task must be finished before certain date, you can also set up the deadline.
  • Files can be uploaded.

4. Update Task Status

When all the tasks are created, everyone knows what they are going to do. Once the project is started, the team members will update the status of their tasks.
4.1 Task List

On the page of Tasks, you can see all the tasks listed in ZenTao. You can easily filter the tasks by various labels. Click the title of certain task list for details.

4.2 Task Details

On this page, you can find all the details about the task, including previous change log. There are also Actions to edit the task.

4.3 Start the Task

Click Start to initiate the task. When you start a task, you can set up the time consumed and estimated remaining(man-hour).

4.4 Finish a Task

Click Finish to finish a task. When the task is done, you should record the time cost.

5. Accept and Close a Task

When the task is completed, it will be automatically assigned to the one who created it. Then assignee can verify whether the task is completed or not. If completed, the assignee will close the task. The task is finally done.

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