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Does creating sub-tasks from Kanban cards in Odoo 17.1 Project app streamline task management?

Remember the days of color-coded sticky notes plastered across your wall, desperately trying to keep track of a million tasks at once? We’ve all been there. 

But what if there was a better way? A way to ditch the paper jungle and embrace a streamlined, digital project management haven? Odoo 17.1, your one-stop shop for conquering project chaos and achieving ultimate task management nirvana.

Imagine a world where complex projects transform from overwhelming burdens into clearly defined roadmaps. A world where team collaboration flows effortlessly and deadlines become not harbingers of dread, but badges of honor.  Odoo 17.1’s project management module, with its powerful Kanban boards and ingenious subtask functionality, makes this world a reality.

But how exactly does it work? Let’s dive into the magic behind Odoo 17.1 and discover how it can transform your project management game from frantic scramble to a well-oiled machine of efficiency.


Odoo 17.1’s project management module leverages the Kanban methodology, a visual approach that utilizes Kanban boards. These boards represent project stages, with tasks visualized as cards that move across stages as they progress. Here’s where subtasks become game-changers.

Imagine a complex task on your Kanban board, like “Develop Marketing Campaign” Breaking this down into smaller, more manageable subtasks – “Design graphics,” “Write copy,” “Schedule social media posts” – provides immense clarity.  This empowers team members to grasp their individual contributions and fosters a sense of accomplishment as they complete subtasks.


1) Enhanced Task Breakdown : Subtasks allow for a granular breakdown of complex tasks, making them less daunting and easier to prioritize.

2) Improved Team Collaboration : Team members can collaborate effectively on subtasks within the same Kanban card, fostering communication and transparency.

3) Clearer Progress Tracking : With subtasks, tracking overall project progress becomes more precise. You can see not only if the main task is moving, but also the progress of its individual components.

4) Increased Accountability : Assigning subtasks to specific team members fosters a sense of ownership and accountability, leading to improved task completion rates.

5) Reduced Risk of Bottlenecks : By identifying potential roadblocks within subtasks, managers can proactively address them and prevent delays in the overall project timeline.

A 2023 study by Asana found that teams using subtasks for project management experienced a 23% increase in task completion rates. This statistic underscores the effectiveness of subtasks in streamlining project workflows.

Practical Implementation of Subtasks in Odoo 17.1

Creating subtasks in Odoo 17.1 is a breeze. 

Simply open a Kanban card and click the “+” button under the “Subtasks” section. 

From there, you can add subtasks, assign them to team members and set due dates.

Here’s a bonus tip : Utilize Odoo 17.1’s dependency feature to establish relationships between subtasks. This ensures subtasks are completed in the correct order, preventing delays caused by out-of-sequence completion.


  1. Swimlanes : Enhance team organization by creating swimlanes within your Kanban board. These horizontal lanes can represent departments, teams or project phases, offering a clearer visual representation of workload distribution.
  2. Kanban Automation : Leverage Odoo’s automation rules to automate repetitive tasks. For example, automatically move a card to the “In Progress” stage when a subtask is marked as completed. This reduces manual work and streamlines workflow.
  3. Kanban Reporting : Utilize Odoo’s built-in Kanban reports to gain valuable insights into project progress and identify bottlenecks. Track metrics like cycle time, lead time and work in progress (WIP) limits for data-driven decision making.

Integration with Other Odoo Apps

  1. Boost Communication : Integrate Odoo Project with the Odoo Chat module to facilitate real-time communication within Kanban cards. Team members can discuss subtasks, share files and collaborate seamlessly.
  2. Enhanced Resource Management : Integrate with Odoo Timesheets to track time spent on subtasks and ensure efficient resource allocation. This provides valuable data for future project planning and cost estimation.

Incorporating subtasks within Odoo 17.1 Kanban boards is a powerful strategy for streamlining task management. By breaking down complex tasks into manageable subtasks, you enhance team collaboration, improve progress tracking and ultimately, achieve project success.

At Pragmatic Techsoft, we are Odoo implementation, customization and development experts. We understand the intricacies of Odoo 17 and its features, like subtasks  and how they can empower businesses to achieve operational excellence.

We offer a comprehensive suite of Odoo services, including Odoo ERP implementation and customization, project management solutions, migration and data security services and Odoo training and support.

We’re passionate about helping businesses leverage the power of Odoo to streamline operations, boost productivity and achieve their goals.

Stay tuned to our website and blogs for further insights on how Odoo 17 can revolutionize your business operations. We’re here to help you unlock the full potential of Odoo. 

Connect with our team today to discuss your specific needs and explore how Odoo 17.1 subtasks can streamline your project management!


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