Sprints

Note: This video uses the term "milestones", the old name for sprints. You can also read more in the announcement blog post.

While My Tasks shows you a daily overview of your tasks, project sprints (previously known as milestones) are set to weekly periods by default. But you can customize them to anything you want.



Customizing sprints

Customize all future sprints

Go to any one of your projects and click on a sprint at the top of a column. You will open a dialog box that lets you customize the sprint. 


Let’s say you want all your sprints to be longer - for example, two weeks long. At the bottom of this dialog box, you can see "Set Sprint Lengths.” You can change this to any number of days, weeks, or months you may need. This will affect this and all following sprints, but not previous sprints. 

Extend a single sprint

If you just have a few more goals to achieve in your sprint and need a little more time, you might want to extend that sprint. Click on the sprint, and this time extend it from the top of the dialog box. Let’s extend it to include the Monday and Tuesday of the following week. 


This will change the beginning of the next sprint to Wednesday, but it won’t affect future sprints. 


Split a sprint

You also have the option of splitting the sprint. You might want to do this in order to better prioritize if you have a lot of upcoming tasks or want to focus on a smaller period of time as a sprint gets nearer.

You can select any date within the sprint to be the start of the new, second sprint. By default the date is a convenient point about half-way through the sprint.


Sprints and due dates

We've given a lot of thought to this to make sure you don’t forget about a task. Sandglaz will automatically move over uncompleted tasks to the next sprint, so that no tasks are left behind.

If a task is placed in a 
sprint after its due date, Sandglaz will send it to the sprint that includes its due date. 

But Sandglaz won't postpone a task if it’s placed in a sprint before its due date. 

Let’s say you have a task in the Someday tab and have established a due date for it. When you assign the due date, the task will be placed in the sprint it belongs to, so you don’t miss it. If you scroll to the sprint, you'll see the task sitting there. 

On the other hand, if you have a task in the current 
sprint, but it’s not due until next month, it will stay in this week’s sprint.

Task history

Sandglaz allows you to keep track of your accomplishments by keeping a full history of completed tasks. This way, you can scroll to the past and see what tasks have been completed. Simply hover your cursor over the left side of a project and click an arrow.


You can even filter a hashtag or usertag simply by clicking on it. This lets you see all the tasks that contain the specific tag. 


That’s about it for sprint. Now that you know the basics, let's take a more in depth look at what Sandglaz has to offer, so you can supercharge your productivity.

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