If you created a project on CoMakery, then you are probably interested in launching tasks to be worked on. Or, you just liked our name and our cool colors and thought it would be fun to click stuff on the site. Either way, we want to introduce you to the concept of ‘Batches’.

Think of a batch as a room in a house, say a kitchen. If the house is the project, then all the ‘rooms’ (re: batches) are under the roof of that house. Each task within a project lives within a specific room, or batch. 

Batches are not public facing. If you are the project admin, you can see them and utilize them to organize your tasks - many times, they are organized by skills required to do the tasks. For example, a Project may have tasks that require Software Development help, design help, and Social Media help. Well, you could create a batch for each of those, and create all the relevant tasks within each of those batches.

To get started, if you are a project admin, visit the Project Overview page, and click on ‘Batches & Tasks’ in the sub-menu on the project header image.

On the batch admin page, you can see this project has no batches. Let’s add one. Click on ‘Create a New Batch’.

On the Create New Batch screen, you can add in the following:

  • State: Defaulted to draft mode, you will need to change to ‘Publish’ to bring they batch, and hence all the tasks within it, live.

  • Name: Name for the batch. This is for Project Admin eyes only, so should be descriptive of what types of tasks are housed within this batch - for example, Audio / Visual

  • The Goal of the Batch: This is for Project Admin eyes only. But, if a new admin joins your project, they can use this field to quickly be caught up on what the overall goal of the tasks associated with this batch are aiming for.

  • Description: This is for Project Admin eyes only, and similar to above, provides a way for admins to quickly understand the details of this batch of tasks.

Once the batch is saved and created, tasks can be added to this batch. Each new task added will increase the ‘budget’ of the batch. 

Batch budgets make it very simple to see the total proposed cost of a project (set at the Project Settings level), and break that cost down by segments of work (or batches). 

Allocated Budget represents the total amount of tokens allocated as payment / attribution for created tasks.

As tasks are added, and multiple batches are created, the Project comes to life with tasks acting as the pulse of the project, and the Batches providing a useful way to organize and reflect on the Project status.

To learn about the details around creating Tasks, click here.

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