I’m trying to understand how to use Asana to plan our content marketing calendar using the appealing notion of a workback schedule, as described in
I’m having trouble figuring out how to implement what I think is the very central notion behind a “workback” schedule: how far “back” does my “work” need to start in order to hit a given deadline.
That is, if I know that it takes us 12 steps to get a blog post release out, and I know roughly how long each step takes, then I should be able to ask “if the blog post needs to go live on April 15, how far back do we need to get started in order to hit that deadline”. This isn’t hugely complex – just additive reverse date calculation. Easy to do in Excel with some basic formula skills, and trivial in most other project management or “get a team of people to work together on a timeline to reach a deadline” tools. But I can’t figure out how to do it in Asana.
Is this really not possible? The guide at https://asana.com/guide/examples/marketing/event-planning suggests using heading to capture notions like “4 weeks ahead of time” and “2 weeks ahead of time”, but does that mean users need to manually do the date math to actually figure out what date “4 weeks ahead of time” corresponds to??
Hoping someone can help me figure out how to get this done automatically based on our project templates…