Projects allow you to collect people’s content in a way that focuses their work along a schedule toward a specific goal. A project is a great way to give collaborative work a context that’s time-based and outcome-based.
A project can contain various kinds of content, but it can also contain tasks that you can assign to people, set due dates, and mark them as complete.
You can add checkpoints to a project as a way of making sure your project is proceeding on track. A checkpoint is like a milestone in the schedule and it's often used as a point at which to review your project before proceeding.
To help you manage your project’s progress, Jive provides visual cues that snapshot the project. On a project’s home page, you'll get a checkpoint timeline that shows where your checkpoints are between the start and finish dates you set, and where the current date falls on the timeline. A project calendar captures task due dates and checkpoint dates in a traditional calendar style.
To create a project:
- Click Create > Project. (Project appears under the Places tab.)
- Choose a place to post your project.
- In the Create a Project pop-up window, enter a title for your project in the Project Name field. Add optional information in the Project Description field, the Tags field, and upload an image in the Project Image field that will appear when people browse. Choose start and end dates from the Start Date date picker and the Target Date date picker, and if necessary, change the project owner by clicking the Change link next to your name. You may also choose which features your project will contain by checking boxes in the Project Features field.
- Click the Save button to create your project.