Work packages

Work packages are items in a project (such as tasks, features, risks, user stories, bugs, change requests). A work package captures important information and can be assigned to project members for execution.

Work packages have a type, an ID, a subject and may have various additional attributes, such as status, assignee, priority, due date.

Work package ID is defined as a unique integer assigned to a newly created work package. Work package IDs cannot be changed and are numbered across all projects of an OpenProject instance (therefore, the numbering within a project may not be sequential).

Types are the different items a work package can represent, such as task, feature, bug, phase, milestone. The work package types can be configured in the system administration.

Work packages can be displayed in a projects timeline, e.g. as a milestone or a phase. In order to use the work packages, the work package module has to be activated in the project settings.


Topic Content
Work packages views What is the difference between the work packages views: table view, split screen view, details view?
Create a work package How to create a new work package in OpenProject.
Set and change dates and duration How to set and change the start date, finish date and duration of a work package.
Baseline comparison How to track work package changes over time.
Share work packages with external users (Enterprise add-on) How to share work package with users or group outside of your project.
Edit work package How to edit a work package in OpenProject.
Copy, move, delete How to copy, move, delete a work package.
Work package table configuration How to configure the work package table (columns, filters, group by, etc.).
Export work packages How to export work packages for other tools such as Microsoft Excel.
Work package relations and hierarchies How to create work package relations and hierarchies.