New project template: Due date of tasks not only before OR after the project but both!

It would be great to have the option to add tasks to the new project template, which are partially due before the project due date and others after (e.g., -28 days for one task and +5 days for another task).


I agree, being able to give negative numbers would be awesome!

Negative numbers are already possible, but it would be great if you could use both negative and positive numbers in a project. Instead of a due date or a start date for a project, it would be great to set an any date that all other tasks align with before and after.

Negative numbers are not possible, see image below, if I write a number it turns into zero. I believe what you meant was the ability to choose between start date and end date based approach isn’t it?


When you set up a project template you can decide if the tasks in the template shall be due before or after the project due date (see screenshot). So either “+ XX days” or “- XX days” - but it would be awesome to have both within one project

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Yes understood, that would mean asking the user to give both the start date of the new project, and the end date. But yes it could be useful sometimes.

We do not need a start and end date. Just one date in the middle that all tasks (before and after) align with would be super for us

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I agree this would be extremely helpful. Here is our team’s use case for this need. We are an events company, so when we start a new project in Asana the ‘project due date’ would be the date of the event. It wouldn’t be logical for us to set up our project template due dates using the ‘after project start date’ because each project (event) has a different runway of when the project starts to when the event is.

Therefore, it makes more sense for us to create our project template task due dates using the ‘project due date’ option. At the beginning of the project (event planning) the only solid date we would have would be the event date, therefore, it would make sense for us to use the event date as the project due date. But, because we have tasks that need to happen after the event date, like completing billing, we don’t have a way to create a task due date that would be AFTER the project due date.

Thanks for flagging this @Aga_Heller1