Dynamic meetings management

Introduced in OpenProject 13.1, dynamic meetings offer easier meeting management, improved agenda creation and the ability to link work packages to meetings and vice-versa.

Note: The Meetings module needs to be activated in the Project Settings to be able to create and edit meetings.

Topic Content
Meetings in OpenProject How to open meetings in OpenProject.
Create a new meeting How to create a new meeting in OpenProject.
Edit a meeting How to edit an existing meeting.
Add a work package to the agenda How to add a work package to a meeting agenda.
Create or edit the meeting agenda How to create or edit the agenda.
Add meeting participants How to invite people to a meeting.
Send email to all participants How to send an email to all meeting participants.
Download a meeting as an iCalendar event How to download a meeting as an iCalendar event.
Close a meeting How to close a meeting in OpenProject.
Re-open a meeting How to re-open a meeting in OpenProject.
Delete a meeting How to delete a meeting in OpenProject.

Meetings in OpenProject

By selecting Meetings in the project menu on the left, you get an overview of all the meetings within a specific project sorted by date. By clicking on a meeting name you can view further details of the meeting.

To get an overview of the meetings across multiple projects, you can select Meetings in the global modules menu.

Select meetings module from openproject global modules

The menu on the left will allow you to filter for upcoming or past meetings. You can also filter the list of the meetings based on your involvement.

Meetings overview in openproject global modules

Create and edit dynamic meetings

Create a new meeting

You can either create a meeting from within a project or from the global Meetings module.

Note: Dynamic meetings were introduced in OpenProject 13.1. At the moment, the Meetings module lets you create classic or dynamic meetings but please keep in mind that the ability to create classic meetings will eventually be removed from OpenProject.

To create a new meeting, click the green + Meeting button in the upper right corner.

Create new meeting in OpenProject

Enter your meeting’s title, type, location, start date and duration.

If you are creating a meeting from a global module you will first need to select a project to which the meeting is attributed. After you have selected a project, the list of potential participants (project members) will appear for you to select who to invite. After the meeting you can note who attended the meeting.

Click the blue Create button to save your changes.

Edit a meeting

If you want to change the details of a meeting, for example its time or location, open the meetings details view by clicking on pencil icon next to the Meeting details.

edit-meeting

An edit screen will be displayed, where you can adjust the date, time, duration and location of the meeting.

edit-meeting

Do not forget to save the changes by clicking the green Save button. Cancel will bring you back to the details view.

In order to edit the title of the meeting select the dropdown menu behind the three dots and select the Edit meeting title.

Edit a meeting title in OpenProject

Create or edit the meeting agenda

After creating a meeting, you can set up a meeting agenda.

You can add items to an agenda or directly link to existing work packages by selecting the desired option under the green Add button.

The add button with two choices: agenda item or work package

After you have finalized the agenda, you can always edit the agenda items, add notes, move an item up or down or delete it. Clicking on the three dots on the right edge of each agenda item will display a menu with these options.

Edit agenda in OpenProject dynamic meetings

You may also re-order agenda items by clicking on the drag handle (the icon with six dots) on the left edge of each agenda item and dragging that item above or below.

Drag handle next to an agenda item

The durations of each agenda item are automatically summed up. If that sum exceeds the planned duration entered in Meeting Details, the duration of those agenda times that exceed the planned duration will appear in red to warn you of the fact.

OpenProject meeting too long

Add a work package to the agenda

There are two ways to add a work package to a meeting agenda.

You can add a work package to both upcoming or past meetings as long as the work package is marked open.

OpenProject work packages in meetings agenda

Meeting participants

Add meeting participants

You will see the list of all the invited project members under Participants. You can add participants (Invitees and Attendees) to a meeting in edit mode. The process is the same whether you are creating a new meeting or editing an existing one.

adding meeting participants

You will see the list of all the project members and be able to tell, based on the check marks next to the name under the Invited column, who was invited. After the meeting, you can record who actually took part using the checkmarks under the Attended column.

invite meeting participants

To remove an invited project member from a meeting, simply uncheck both check marks.

Click on the Save button to confirm the changes.

Send email to all participants

You can send an email reminder to all the meeting participants. Select the dropdown by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner and select Send email to all participants. An email reminder with the meeting details (including a link to the meeting) is immediately sent to all invitees and attendees.

Download a meeting as an iCalendar event

You can download a meeting as an iCalendar event. Select the dropdown by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner and select the Download iCalendar event.

Read more about subscribing to a calendar.

Close a meeting

Clicking on the Close meeting after the meeting is completed with lock the current state and make render it read-only.

Close a meeting in OpenProject

Re-open a meeting

Once a meeting has been closed, it can no longer be edited. Project members with the permission to edit and close meetings will, however, see a Re-open meeting option. Clicking on this re-opens a meeting and allows further editing.

Re-open a meeting in OpenProject

Delete a meeting

You can delete a meeting. To do so, click on the three dots in the top right corner, select Delete meeting and confirm your choice.

Deleting a dynamic meeting in OpenProject