Pre-assign task

Is it possible to ‘pre-assign’ a task to a team member, but not have them notified?

When planning and scoping projects it is useful to assign tasks to team members, but I don’t want them to notified and hence be distracted with speculative tasks. These tend to clog up their inbox and task list.

Hi @Gordon_Dobie. As soon as you assign a task to a team member, they will be notified. One option (if you have a business tier plan), is you can set-up a custom rule with the Trigger/Action: Task is no longer waiting --> assign task (you can specify owner). And you would make the speculative task dependent on another prior task.

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Welcome to the Forum @Gordon_Dobie and thank you for reaching out!

Adding to @Bernie_Orelup’s great suggestion, in case you are not in a paid plan, you might find the following workaround very helpful.

We also have a thread in the #productfeedback category regarding this topic. In case you haven’t yet, I would suggest you to upvote it: Pre-assigning task to people

I hope this helps Gordon! Have a great week!