Work Packages

Work packages are issues (such as tasks, risks, ideas, user stories) used to track a project’s progress. These work package types can be activated by a project administrator according to the specific project requirements . Therefore, work package types may differ across projects.Work packages capture important project information. They can be assigned to a project member and be displayed in a timeline. In addition, work package hierarchies provide an easy-to-understand overview of a project’s structure and progress.

Work package types in OpenProject

Work package types can be freely configured. By default the following work package types exist: Task, Milestone, Phase, Feature, Epic, User Story, Bug. The work package types available for a specific project can be configured in the project settings. Look here to find out how to create specific types or adapt the selection of available work package types per project.When you create a new work package you can select the available types in the Create dropdown field (or in the Type attribute field on the work package).Type selection

 Work packages overview

In order to get a quick and easy overview of all the work packages assigned to you and the work packages in public projects select the Modules dropdown menu and choose Work Packages.Work Packages guide: Module dropdown

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