Article: Parent-Child Tasks
You can create "Parent-Child" relationships between tasks as a way of grouping them together. To do this, select one or more tasks and click on the icon to indent the "Child" tasks. The "Parent" task will now show in bold text and the data from the "Child" task fields roll-up to the "Parent." Note the data in the Parent task (except for the Task Name field) is now gray, and not editable. This roll-up allows you to get a clear idea of what percent of this group of tasks is completed:
This summary roll-up happens automatically in data columns such as:
- Cost Columns
In the above example, the "Circulate Messaging" and "Identify first customers" rows are "Parent" tasks." Because of this, the top row ("Circulate Messaging") displays a summary of the entire project, giving this user a view of the overall progress. The "Identify Customers" parent task shows the summary of its child tasks "Correlate Results", "Survey rollout" and "Round 1". You can create as many of these nested levels as you wish.
Please also note the overall progress of your Project is displayed on the Projects tab (in the "Home" section).