I’m looking for advice on setting up recurring tasks that have dependencies. For instance for a monthly newsletter.
The tasks might be:
Main task: send monthly newsletter [dependency Subtask 3] (recurring 15th month)
Subtask 1: write copy (recurring 12th month)
Subtask 2: proof copy [dependency Subtask 1] (recurring 13th month)
Subtask 3: insert images [dependency Subtask 2] (recurring 14th month)
What is the best way to set this up? Is there a template I can model on?
Hi @Margaret4, welcome to the Asana Community forum
You might find the answer given on this thread useful: Linking Recurring Dependent Tasks to a Master Recurring Task - Weekly Reporting - #2 by Alexis
I hope this helps!
Thank you so much for your response!
Unfortunately, the material doesn’t address the issue of recurring tasks with dependencies.
Can we go at this with a different angle. What are the recommendations for setting up a workflow for a recurring monthly project in which there are dependencies?
I’d say a project template and you create one new project for each month when needed. Would that work?
Thanks for the suggestion!
It would work, but it requires someone to remember to set up the new project.
As it’s a recurring project, we should be able to automate it in asana.
Creating the next project should be a task in the current project
Have a look at The Asana automation bible: all the triggers and actions from Asana, Zapier, Flowsana, Integromat & Automate, several tools have the ability to create a project. However only Flowsana from @Phil_Seeman can create from a template.
Thank you for that link. Tbh, I think it’s a bit above my current level of project management task building!
Can you direct me to a sample workflow for newsletters?
No sorry, maybe check out https://templana.com/
Thanks for the templana lead – I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for there, but I found one of the videos helpful.
I think I’m looking for an automation solution that doesn’t yet exist in asana.
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