I too wish this were a possibility. While I understand the complexity of this type of functionality, it would save an immense amount of time for me and my team. We have over 100 projects separated into different teams that all follow a set of 6 complex templates. It’s extremely time consuming that once we make a change in our process (which happens frequently) that I have to spend weeks manually updating each project.
Here’s some suggestions for possible workarounds that I see people mentioning as to why this would be near impossible:
- Have overwrite settings in the template. i.e: Set which fields/attributes are to be overwritten/replaced for tasks with existing info
- Have a note in the that any existing information or tasks in the existing projects will not be removed
Basically check if fields or attributes exist. If they don’t, add them; if they do, overwrite or skip them based on selected preferences. Again, I understand this functionality is more complex than it sounds, but it would literally chop days of work off my plate every month. I’m sure it would for many others as well, this is a feature that doesn’t exist in many PM tools and would be a HUGE differentiator as far as I can tell.