Create a Project

    With a project, you 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.

    Like a space, a project can contain various kinds of content, but it can also contain tasks. You can create tasks with titles and descriptions, assign them to people, set due dates, and mark them as complete. As with other content, you can assign tags to tasks, too.

    You can add checkpoints to a project as a way of making sure your project is proceeding on track. A checkpoint is merely a named place in the schedule, and it's often used as a point at which to take stock.

    To help you manage your project's progress, Jive provides visual cues that snapshot the project. On a project's home page (which you can customize with widgets, as with other main pages), you'll get a checkpoint timeline that shows where your checkpoints are between the project's start and finish, 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:

    1. Click Create > Places > Project.
    2. Select a location for the project.
    3. Give the project a name and include descriptive details.
    4. Select a project start date and the target date for completing the project.
    5. Change the project owner, if necessary. The default owner is the person creating the project.
    6. Select additional project features, such as blog if you want. The project inherits other features from the container you create it in.
    7. Click Save
    8. If you need to delete the project, open the project and click Manage > Delete Project at the upper right of the page. When you delete a project, you remove the entire project, including its content, from the system. You cannot undo a project deletion.