As the title suggests, it would be great if auto-shifting dates would also work when updating dates in list and board view. Ideally, I could change a date from My Tasks and have this auto-update dependent tasks instead of having to click into the project timeline view and update in there.
Great request @Jamie_Russell1! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. I’ll keep you posted once I have news about this feature.
FYI this capability is available in Flowsana’s Auto-Adjust workflow type. You can change a task’s start/due dates from any view and all tasks which are dependent on it will be shifted by the same number of days.
My guess is that it only happens in Timeline because you “see” the change. In Asana, there is never anything changing “in the background” as it could create a lot of problems…
I reported similar feedback, along with the basic needs of content managers, here: https://forum.asana.com/t/real-date-shifting-still-urgently-needed/
My jerry-rig was to create a Google Sheet with [=workday(date,-days needed)] used throughout to spit out the dates, plus a cute visual timeline with the Bubble Chart according to this tutorial: https://www.officetimeline.com/make-timeline/google-docs
I then manually copy each of these dates into Asana, preferably over a Scotch