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Stay on track with task management in Slack

By managing tasks and priorities in Slack, you can keep everyone in the loop and move projects forward, one to-do at a time.

Learn how to use Slack for task management:

Integrations

A few of the best task management apps for Slack

Slack integrates with all kinds of task management apps — from ones you already use to new apps that can help your team stay focused. These apps can send important reminders, up-to-date notifications and more into Slack, or allow you to create new tasks from where you're already collaborating with your team.

A sample conversation discussing marketing website traffic in Slack
feat-product-page
Liza Dawson10:15 AMAnyone notice that the details pane is slow to load?
Arcadio Buendía10:17 AMIt's not just you, I noticed it earlier, too.
Liza Dawson10:17 AMHave some free time to look into it?
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AsanaAPP10:19 AMLiza Dawson assigned a task to
Arcadio Buendía | Due March 17, 2019
Anyone notice the details pane is slow to load?
View task in Asana More actions...
Suggested integrations for task management:

ORGANIZATION

Team communication in one place

Work in Slack happens in collaborative spaces called channels. Conversations and files related to your tasks stay organized in the appropriate channel for that project or initiative, allowing you to focus on specific tasks and manage your time as needed.

A sample conversation discussing updated tasks
feat-checkout
Matt Brewer9:17 AMI have a couple more tasks to finish up today and then we'll be ready for tomorrow's test release.
👍2
Liza Dawson9:29 AMLikewise. There was a slight change in the Thank You page design file. Can someone make sure it gets updated?
Zoe Maxwell9:30 AMAlready on it! Should be done in a few minutes.
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WrikeAPP9:45 AM[Completed] Update Thank You page design
Task completed
Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for task organization:
  • proj-campaign-q4-2019

    Fast-moving projects keep track with daily check-ins about tasks in progress.

  • feat-checkout

    Large teams stay in the loop by relying on central channels for long-term projects like product features.

Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for task organization:
  • proj-campaign-q4-2019

    Fast-moving projects keep track with daily check-ins about tasks in progress.

  • feat-checkout

    Large teams stay in the loop by relying on central channels for long-term projects like product features.

Visibility

Team communication in one place

Work in Slack happens in collaborative spaces called channels. Conversations and files related to your tasks stay organized in the appropriate channel for that project or initiative, allowing you to focus on specific tasks and manage your time as needed.

A sample conversation discussing front end engineering tasks
team-front-end
Lee Hao10:00 AMToday I'm working on:
> CSS cleanup tasks
> Cart bugs
I'm blocked on:
> Winter Sale page updates (need final copy)
🔴1
Matt Brewer10:02 AMI'm on #feat-checkout tasks all day today.
👍1
Zoe Maxwell10:03 AMLikewise. Postponing tasks for #proj-promo-codes-19 so we can get things polished for tomorrow's release.
👍1
Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for task organization:
  • proj-campaign-q4-2019

    Fast-moving projects keep track with daily check-ins about tasks in progress.

  • feat-checkout

    Large teams stay in the loop by relying on central channels for long-term projects like product features.

Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for incidents:
  • proj-campaign-q4-2019

    Fast-moving projects keep track with daily check-ins about tasks in progress.

  • feat-checkout

    Large teams stay in the loop by relying on central channels for long-term projects like product features.

Prioritization

Bring balance to delegation and deadlines

Collaboration in Slack happens in real time — you can find support or delegate tasks in the flow of conversation. And when those conversations happen in channels, you can prioritize your effort on just the tasks and work that need your attention.

A sample conversation discussing how to action on an issue
triage-checkout
Sara Parker4:30 PMI'm getting a lot of tickets about two different issues that may be related:
1. "Edit cart" button not working for some.
2. Cart not showing correct items on checkout screen.
Liza Dawson4:31 PMAgreed, @Steve Young. Thanks for jumping in. Anyone available to look into the first issue? Or help Steve if needed?
1
Arcadio Buendía4:34 PMI can help now. Let me know if you need anything on that @Steve Young
Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for task prioritization:
  • triage-ios

    Integrations like Asana help you create and assign tasks from messages in Slack, perfect for incident management channels.

  • team-finance-weekly

    One channel for weekly planning and stand-up messages gives you a platform for prioritizing tasks with your team.

Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department, or whatever makes sense for your company.

for task prioritization:
  • triage-ios

    Integrations like Asana help you create and assign tasks from messages in Slack, perfect for incident management channels.

  • team-finance-weekly

    One channel for weekly planning and stand-up messages gives you a platform for prioritizing tasks with your team.

Resources for task management