What is a subtask?

Subtasks are ones generally used to split up a parent task into a number of tasks which can be assigned and tracked separately in a project. Splitting tasks into smaller tasks i,e work breakdown structure often provides a better picture of the progress on the task, and allows each project member involved in completing the task to better understand what part of the module they are responsible for.

Create and manage subtasks in Zoho Projects

Zoho Projects allows you to break your existing tasks in subtasks in order to gain much deeper insights into progress of a task. Now, you can outdent / indent an existing task to break into a subtask or summary task respectively as per your needs. While importing subtasks in Zoho from your MS project all your work break down structure is carried as such from MS project in Zoho. In addition, you can also view subtasks in gantt and task dependency view. Furthermore, just like normal tasks, you can capture subtasks as part of project templates.

Key Benefits of Subtasks

Import subtasks from MS project

You can import tasks along with its subtasks i,e all your work break down structure (WBS) is carried right from your MS project into Zoho Projects.

Create subtasks

Create subtasks in quick time. Mouseover a particular task you can see a double-headed arrow, click Indent button to indent the task, making it a subtask or click Outdent button to make it a summary task.

Subtasks in task dependency

Find subtasks in task dependency which lets you better organize your tasks in dependency view for an effective task management.

Subtasks in gantt chart

You can see subtasks showing right on your gantt charts. This gives you an easy way to view and print subtasks from gantt view.

Subtasks in templates

Just like normal tasks, you can capture the subtasks as part of your project template in Zoho Projects.