Projects in Time Tracker
Projects are available in Time Tracker when you use either projects
or projects and tasks tracking mode
. You can set the tracking mode on the Group settings
Selecting "projects" tracking mode
To manage projects use the Projects
tab. Users in roles having the manage_projects
access right (default co-manager, manager, and Top manager roles) can create new projects with the Add
button. They can also edit or delete projects using the Edit
icons in the project table.
Project list in Time Tracker
Adding a New Project
Click on the Add project
button to add a new project. A screen like below appears. When adding a project you can select group members who are assigned to it.
Adding a project in Time Tracker
When you use projects, user pay rates are assigned individually per project. However, on the above screen we don't see any rate-related controls. What happens is that user's default hourly rate
is assigned to a new project for each assigned user. You can edit it, as well as new assigned project rate, on the user edit page accessible from the Users
page. See also User Profile
, which explains user pay rates with more details.
If you have the Attachments
plugin enabled you can attach files to projects. In this situation a Browse button becomes available as on the screenshot above. It allows to add a file upon project creation. For example, you can add a readme file, a detailed project specification, or a picture. More files can be added from the project list (Projects
menu) utilizing the File icon. This is also how you access project files. The File icon is green for projects having attachments, yellow otherwise. More information about file attachments is available here
Green file icon in project list indicates attached files
"Projects and Tasks" Tracking Mode
If you use projects and tasks tracking mode
you can also assign tasks to projects. Assigning only specific tasks to projects helps to reduce clutter for users when they enter their work time.
Time Tracker User Guide
Associating a project with tasks in "projects and tasks" tracking mode