Hi @lpb ,
Thanks for the work around. I’ll look into it and see if it helps.
Regarding voting for the topic that you linked to, I don’t think I’m going to vote for it because it’s not what I feel would be the most efficient way to go about this issue. If I understand you correctly, you suggest that a rule is introduced by which any task with an approaching start date would be added to a section.
With that rule in place, you would be able to see all the tasks with approaching start dates only when you sort all of your tasks by sections. If you were to to sort by due date, for example, I can’t see this being of much use. But please correct me if I’m wrong.
I would urge the @Forum-team to keep the two topics separate since they are not suggesting adding the same functionality.
P. S. I just opened the other thread that you linked to with the work around.
I already use Asana2go but mainly for sorting my tasks based on the Eisenhower Matrix. @lpb thank you so much for creating this extension!
Unfortunately, I wouldn’t consider it a viable solution to this problem, especially for those that use the Asana mobile app extensively. This would require a daily generation of tasks, exporting, and not to mention the fact that it isn’t usable on mobile.
@Forum-team, I’m really sorry, I agree with @DoraD about not merging her #product-feedback request with mine after closer scrutiny; could you undo? Sorry about that.
@DoraD, I feel both requests are voting for. I agree with you that they’re not the same. I think they both have merit (and 133 others already agree with me about this one!), but for different purposes. Sorry for gumming up the works and hope that they can be separated again.
Being able to have a trigger for a rule based on start date would make my work so much better. At the moment I have to set due dates for whenever I’m going to start work on something so it will actually pop into my “Today” section on the day I want to be working on it.
It would be really useful to make Rules based on a task start date, just like the Rules based on a task due date.
I use a kanban-style board to track ongoing projects, and each project has its own task. Two columns I use frequently in my board are “Planned & Upcoming” and “In Progress”. Once the start and due dates for a project are established, it would be helpful if the corresponding task automatically moves from “Planned & Upcoming” to “In Progress” once the start date arrives.
As someone trying to track sprint velocity, it’s useful to create dashboard/reports to compute the average time to complete a task of a given complexity. I would love to have a rule that sets the StartDate to today whenever a task is moved to our Development swimlane. Then, I could modify my reports to calculate the average time from Start Date to Completion grouped by Complexity.
Any updates on this? I desperately need a subtask to be created triggered by a Start Date but there is no option for this.
I have Flowsana, which I pay for, but the options of Flowsana have disappeared from the Create Rule section so I have to resort using the Flowsana website and it’s not easy to use. Plus is can’t create subtasks without a template task in another project to copy from.
Very frustrating this doesn’t exist.
@lpb , thanks for pointing out this thread. I have added my vote.
I am not sure how much confidence I am placing in the feature voting as this thread is coming up on two years old.
TBH, it seems to me the community managers are kind of repetitive in their replies, e.g., “Thanks for your feedback. This is similar to another thread so I am merging yours into that one.”
I’m new-ish so I don’t want to be overly-critical of anything. And yet, it feels like the forum is less about discussion and more about pruning and housekeeping of posts, i.e., how quickly can we call this “resolved” or “answered” or “no longer accepting comments”,
Has most of the important discussion already happened in the past? Is Asana resting on its laurels?
I am getting concerned that maybe I should not be investing my energy in Asana. Has it played itself out?