Hi, I’ve seen this topic come up in Tips and Tricks but not in the product feedback forum so I’m bringing it here, please combine with another thread if it already exists.
It would be great to be able to assign a task and lock a due date. This is essential for hard deadlines (ie filing deadlines with courts or the US Patent and Trademark Office) which absolutely cannot be adjusted.
Hi @Spratt_Consulting, thanks for taking the time to provide this feedback.
While locked due dates aren’t available at this time, hopefully this is something our Product team can introduce in the future.
I’ll keep you posted and let you know if I have any updates!
You are spot on! Trying to manage a project and the underlying deliverables is a nightmare if people can change due dates at will. Hopefully it will be anew feature in an upcoming release. How Asana made it this far without that critical feature is mindblowing.
I found a similar post and the Community Manager stated:
Blockquote you can achieve this by setting the project permissions as comment only → Comment-only projects • Asana
That thread is locked and the information is incorrect.
A person that has Can comment rights and is assigned a task still has the ability to modify the due date.
Our company is relatively new to Asana and if simple issues like this take years to resolve, we may be looking for another PM platform soon.
Any updates on this yet?
Locking due dates is so important to be able to monitor performance of teams/employees