Task and project management is the process of managing tasks and projects through its life cycle. It involves testing, planning, tracking and reporting. Project and task management software can help either individuals or companies achieve goals, or groups of individuals collaborate and share knowledge for the accomplishment of collective goals.

Effective task management requires managing all aspects of a task, including its status, priority, time, human and financial resources assignments, recurrency, notifications and so on. These can be lumped together broadly into the basic activities of task management.

Managing multiple individual or team tasks may require specialised task management software. Specific software dimensions support common task management activities. These dimensions exist across software products and services and fit different task management initiatives in a number of ways. In fact, many people believe that task management should serve as a foundation for project management activities.

Task and project management may form part of project management and process management and can serve as the foundation for efficient workflow proces in an organisation. Project managers adhering to task-oriented management have a detailed and up-to-date project schedule, and are usually good at directing team members and moving the project forward.

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There are some apps that integrate with Gmail and can convert email to task, but you need a plugin for your browser. Wouldn’t it be great if you could somehow just convert your email to task, or add it to an existing task and all your email conversation in that thread would be visible under your project?