Effective task management requires managing all aspects of a task, including its status, priority, time, human and financial resources assignments, recurrence, notifications and so on. These can be lumped together broadly into the basic activities of task management.
Managing multiple individual or team tasks may require specialized software, for example workflow or project management software. In fact, many people believe that task management should serve as a foundation for project management activities.
Task management may form part of project management and process management and can serve as the foundation for efficient workflow in an organisation. Project managers adhering to task-oriented management have a detailed and up-to-date project schedule, and are usually good at directing team members and moving the project forward.