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Google adds project management features to Docs and they're pretty cool.
If you'd like to add project management to your Google Docs, you're in for a treat, as the feature has finally arrived!
This new feature was introduced shortly after Google Launched their multipurpose People Chips feature. Shortly after that release, Google made it so the tool could include tagging and linking files, as well as adding dates.
Recently Google took this to the next level by adding ability to track project status.
This allows you to add projects, change status, associate files, notes, and even add both product roadmap and review tracker!
While it’s basic in features, it pretty much is a solid way to project management that can easily be embedded into Google Docs.
How to Add a Product Roadmap to a Google Doc
To add a Product Roadmap in Google Docs, there are two ways to reach the same command;
Option One: place the cursor where you want to add the roadmap and type an @ character, which will reveal a drop-down where you can select any one of the options.
Option Two: click Insert > Building Blocks > select Product Roadmap
By default, there are three pre-defined statuse (not started - in progress - launched).
If you need to add more, click a status in one of your projects and then click Add/Edit Options. In the resulting pop-up window, click New option to add a new status or you can edit one of the predefined statuses.
Note: there are no limits to how many roadmaps you can add to a document.
And there you have it, a cool new update from Google Docs that is perfect for basic projects. While it doesn't replace the industry standards by any means, we think it's a neat feature and available for free that will surely have its use.