We’re so excited to introduce you to “Lag shifting”, a new option to help you auto-shift dependent tasks in your Timeline while maintaining some buffer.
Until now, you had the option to prevent dependency conflicts when moving tasks with dependencies on your timeline - which is called slack shifting.
With this new update, we’re allowing you to do the same thing while maintaining a buffer between tasks. This is called lag shifting.
Practically, if Task B is dependent on Task A and they have a 4 day gap between them, pushing Task A forward 3 days will also push Task B forward 3 days, maintaining the 3 day gap.
Here is an animation showing you slack shifting and lag shifting in action:
Please note that auto-shifting is only available in the Timeline view. If you’d like to this feature in other view, please upvote this feature request.
Let us know in the comments if you have any questions or feedback and how you plan to leverage this feature as part of your workflow. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
This new feature is rolling out gradually. It is currently available to 10% of our users, and should become available to everyone by the end of the week!
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