I don’t think the suggested solution addresses what @Phil2, @Rafael_Mongelos_Mart, and I are looking for. Maybe it would help for me to explain how my organization uses Asana.
We use Asana for our editorial calendar – our project is ‘Editorial Calendar’ and each individual article/multimedia item we plan to publish is a task. The task due date is the tentative publish date for the article/multimedia item. Each subtask is a step in the production process for that particular item, e.g., first draft, first edit, art, web production, etc.
Our publish dates are subject to change; when that happens, we have to manually update the due dates for all of the individual subtasks. It would be a huge help if Asana could do this automatically. For example, say I have an article with a tentative publish date (due date) of January 31. The due dates for the subtasks might be:
-First draft - January 7
-Second draft - January 14
-Art - January 21
-Web production - January 30
If I have to push publication back a week (to February 7) and I edit the due date to reflect this, it would be immensely helpful to have the subtasks update themselves accordingly: to Jan. 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 6.
If I understand you correctly, it’s possible to do this if we manually add each subtask to the parent task project and make the subtasks dependent on the parent task. But it’s really counterintuitive to have a “first draft” subtask be dependent on the parent task of “article X.” And, we only mark off a task as complete once it’s published, i.e., once all of the subtasks are complete. In addition, it’s very cumbersome and inefficient to have to add each subtask to the parent task project.
Linking subtask due dates to parent task due dates would go a long way towards improving Asana’s utility for editorial teams.