Our team heavily uses Asana project templates to keep track of deliverable dates, which means that many tasks have clear cadences between them. This often looks like the following:
task A is due this Friday.
task B is due exactly one week after task A,
task C is due two weeks after task A.
This led me to thinking, “wouldn’t it be nice to set one due date (task A) and have the remainder automatically populate?”
The idea is this: One can “link” due dates of a task to other tasks, similar to how task dependencies already work. A user could create a list of tasks within a template and link due dates to occur a number of days before or after a given task.
Due to the high volume of projects (with short timelines) my team manages, this little trick would help us keep track of our work and save us a ton of time over the long run. If you think of the above example but with 30+ tasks, you can quickly see how tedious this can get.
Other Asana users, is this a common problem for you as well? How much time could such a feature save you? I’d love to see how common or uncommon our use case is.