Effing awesome! This is what I have been searching for with Asana.
If I am understanding this correctly, it works by the task that is assigned to a user. So a task unassigned does not change even if the task is edited using Flowsana, it only changes if it is assigned to an email that also has a Flowsana account. I use Sub-contractors for alot of the work, and don’t really “assign” them the task, so it seems like I’d need to create a dummy email address to assign the task to in Asana, and sign that dummy account up in Flowsana as well?
One feature request… if a task has multiple dependancies, it seems to choose just the closest dependency for it’s “Lag Time”. Is there a way to make the lag time different for each dependency?
For example, I run a construction company. Framing is dependent on foundations being completed. I also have two earlier tasks (schedule framer, order materials) which have different lag times. Scheduling I have 30 days before framing starts, materials ordered 1 week before framing starts, (framing has a lag of 2 days from foundations) if my permit is delayed, delaying foundations, delaying framing, it doesn’t appear to “drag” these other 2 dependents along with this change, but rather it extends those “lag times” (even though there’s no defined lag time there). Perhaps I need to set things up more linearly to make it work with Flowsana.
It also doesn’t appear that my tasks are resizable in the timeline anymore… I resize one, and it bounces back to the number of days Flowsana has entered, rather than adjusting that number to work with what I dragged (I have it set up as “Dynamic Duration Based” format). Bug or intended? It appears to allow me to still drag handles in Asana if set up as Auto-Adjust Due Date Based format.
I understand this is a new thing, just out of Beta, and still being worked on, I am just expressing my real-world case where it could be improved. Honestly, it’s a bit of a shame that this work around isn’t just a part of the software… thank you for filling this feature gap.