Delegate work and track progress

After adding items into your Feature, you can start tracking them by adding properties.

At the end of this help article, you would have learned how to assign, set due dates, update statuses, and estimate your items.

IN THIS PAGE

  1. Assign items
  2. Set due dates
  3. Update Board Statuses
  4. Estimate items

Assign items

Once you’ve collaborated your project with team members, you can start delegating pieces of work to them by assigning work items from your Feature.

When assigned, your team mates will be notified via Slack (if you’ve integrated your account with Slack) and email.

Using Keyboard

  • With the cursor on the item you want to assign to, type /a.
  • You will now see a list of members collaborated on your project.
  • Select a member from the drop down suggestion to assign the task to them.

Type /a to assign to team members


Using Mouse

  • From within the Feature, right click on the item you want to assign a team member to.
  • Select the assignee icon from the item menu.
  • From the drop down suggestion, select a member to assign the task to them.

Right click on an item to assign to team members

Did you know?: You can assign work items to multiple team members in Zepel.


Using Single Item Popup

  • Hover on any item inside your Feature.
  • Click on the Expand Item icon from the right side of an item.

Click on Expand Item icon

  • On the top, click on Assignee to open the dropdown.
  • From the drop down suggestion, select a member to assign the task to them.

Zepel's single item popup to add properties


Set due dates

Due dates let you set deadlines for your work items.

When a specific work item is not yet completed on the due date, member assigned to that item will be notified via email. That way, your team never misses another deadline and all your work items stay updated.

Using Keyboard

  • With the cursor on the item you want to set a due date to, type /d.
  • From the calendar drop down, select a date.
  • Alternatively, you can just type Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday, Next Monday, or the date.

Type /d to set due dates to work items


Using Mouse

  • From the Feature, right click on the item you want to set a due date to.
  • Select the calendar icon from the item menu.
  • From the calendar dropdown, select a date to set it as the item’s due date.

Right click on an item to set due dates to work items


Using Single Item Popup

  • Hover on any item inside your Feature.
  • Click on the Expand Item icon from the right side of an item.

Click on Expand Item icon

  • On the top, click on Due Date to open the calendar.
  • From the calendar dropdown, select a date to set it as the item’s due date.

Zepel's single item popup to add properties


Update Board Statuses

Adding statuses to your work items help the entire team stay updated on your progress.

By default, all projects will have a Default Board with Todo, In Progress, Resolved, and Done statuses. You can add a new Board in your project to match statuses with your workflow.

Learn how to add Boards into your project ->

Using Keyboard

  • With the cursor on the item you want to update a status for, type /b to push the work item to a specific Board.
  • From the drop down, select the status.

Type /b to set statuses to work items


Using Mouse

  • From the Feature, right click on the item you want to the update status.
  • Select the flag icon from the item menu.
  • From the drop down suggestion, select a status to update the item’s status.

Right click on an item to set status to work items


Using Single Item Popup

  • Hover on any item inside your Feature.
  • Click on the Expand Item icon from the right side of an item.

Click on Expand Item icon

  • On the top, click on Board to open the dropdown.
  • From the drop down suggestion, select a status to update the item’s status.

Zepel's single item popup to add properties

Pro Tip: As team members move items from one status to another from their Board, you can see how an entire feature is shaping up from within your Feature.


Estimate items

Add an estimate to your work item, so you can see an approximate estimate of how long your work will take to get completed.

Estimates in Zepel are measured in points. They are useful when you’d like to view Burnup and Burndown charts for your Sprint. Or when you Filter your Feature.

Using Keyboard

  • With the cursor on the item you want to estimate, type /e.
  • In the text field, enter a number between 0.01 and 1000.

Type /e to set an estimate to work items


Using Mouse

  • From the Feature, right click on the item you want to estimate.
  • Select timer icon from the item menu.
  • Enter a number between 0.01 and 1000 in the text field to estimate your item.

Right click on an item to set an estimate to work items


Using Single Item Popup

  • Hover on any item inside your Feature.
  • Click on the Expand Item icon from the right side of an item.

Click on Expand Item icon

  • On the top, click on Estimate to add an estimate.
  • Enter a number between 0.01 and 1000 in the text field and press Enter.

Zepel's single item popup to add properties


Pro Tip:

  • You can set a property to multiple items at once by selecting multiple items with your mouse and using the item menu.
  • Properties can be set and updated from the item details pop-up as well. Click on the expand icon from the right side of any item to access an item’s details.