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Does anyone use personal tasks?

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Employee

Hi everyone, curious to learn if you, or your organization, use(s) personal tasks. See the image attached. 

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Level 9
Level 9

I use personal tasks a lot, in conjunction with a task report/dashboard that is specifically designed to display personal tasks, allows custom data to be attached to them, and hours to get logged. 

I mainly use them to quickly enter tasks not associated to a larger project, so I can track what non-project related activities are requiring my time. It's also a quick way to get the tasks out of my head on to paper, and when I have time I can move the tasks to a proper project if one exists. 

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Level 6

I don't use personal tasks at all. 
my preference is to add such ad-hoc items striaght to my kanban board

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Community Advisor

Rather than using the personal tasks, I have a personal "to-do list" project where I add this type of task. 

 

I see Bill's comment regarding a report/dashboard specific to personal tasks and hadn't dug into creating such a thing so I struggled to find completed personal tasks if I needed to go back and review what I had done. My to-do list project allows me to create tasks or issues as needed and gives me full flexibility for how much/how little info I add there.

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Level 9
Level 9

Yeah, this eluded me for a while until I discovered Personal Tasks are only exposed on a task report if you make them appear by selecting "Task > Personal equals True" 

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From this report, I was able to further discover the "personal project" to which these tasks get sent, and was surprised that it mostly looks and acts like any other project, but is automatically filtered from all project reports - unless you make it appear by selecting "Project > Personal equals True"

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I don't think there's much difference in hand-crafting a personal "to-do" project vs. using the built-in personal project, outside of the ability to very quickly enter to-dos from Home, and also trust that no Task report is going to accidentally display your personal to-do tasks - only the reports that are intentionally searching for personal tasks.

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Employee

WE, Rafal, and Heather - thank you for the feedback on this.  We greatly appreciate it.