Sum a field of dependent tasks

Column functions are great for summing e.g. size or business value/impact estimates of lots of tasks.

It’d be super useful if this functionality could be applied through dependency graphs too, for example:

I have 3 tasks A, B and C, which are all dependent on X being completed.
A has an estimated value of 100 points, and is dependent on X being completed
B has an estimated value of 200 points, and is dependent on X being completed
C has an estimated value of 300 points, and is dependent on X being completed

This means that completing task X enables/unblocks (100+200+300) = 600 points of value to be delivered.

If we could see this aggregated value for all dependencies (tasks like X), it’d give us a good idea which are most valuable to tackle first :slight_smile:

Great idea @Ben_Lister! Thank you for sharing this feedback with us!

While I don’t believe this is in our near-term plans but it is definitely a great suggestion to keep it in mind for future improvements! :slight_smile:

Please don’t forget to upvote it! And welcome to the Forum! :raised_hands:t5:

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