Managing Projects with WebCollab

This undiscovered gem of an open-source project brings project status information and important project files together with one streamlined Web interface. Try it and see if it fits your work style.
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Hi Mike,

Nice review on Webcollab. I recently began looking it over and did find the flexibility to be big plus. One thing I'm wondering is how you manage task assignment.

I leave the "all users can view" and "all subgroup members can edit" flags cleared, for starters, so I have discrete projects. But...

It looks to me as if when I create a project and then beneath that create a sub-task and assign it to another member to do, they become the new owner of that sub-task and as such they can go in and modify the original task assignment, which leaves critical data in the subordinates hands that can invite trouble.

If you don't assign it to them as a task or sub-task with ownership, then it doesn't appear in their personal "to do" listing so they never become aware of it unless you use forum routing or emails to cover it. In the later, everyone in the subgroup listing is receiving all emails or forum posts directed for individuals.

Any suggestions? or have you found a way to use the system to manage these concerns?

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