The aspect mentioned where if a task is checked as complete, then the next task that was dependent upon it moves into My Tasks.
+1, especially when it comes to the mobile app. Let’s use an analogy of preparing a bowl of cereal:
- Get Bowl
- Pour Cereal
- Pour Milk
In Asana, I would make each task dependent upon the completion of the previous step. I should not have the ability to complete (or even see) “Pour Cereal” before “Get Bowl” is complete, and we are using Asana in an environment where we don’t need our employees to know what Steps 2 or 3 are before they complete Step 1 (Regardless of context)
Even the ability to toggle the functionality described above is integral to our use of Asana
I understand the web platform mitigates this somewhat, as I cannot complete tasks with unfinished prerequisites from list view, but it is still possible from viewing a single task. I’m less worried about this as I will likely be the only one using Asana short-term, but if we wish to expand the use of Asana to our other departments it could cause massive problems.
The mobile app is even more problematic, as no completion checks are made; just an easy-to-miss (for low level employees) reminder. This is a large problem for us as we are planning on deploying multiple employees within Asana that will exclusively use the mobile app. If an employee haphazardly completes a task before it’s dependencies are complete, they could kick off a chain reaction of events further down the line being marked as ready to start.
As it stands right now, it looks like I will be forced to sit down each morning and assign daily tasks to every employee, when I really just wanted to map out the whole year of production, make only tasks relevant in the moment appear, and adjust dates on an as-needed basis. If I map out my production year as is, my lower level employees will be inundated with dozens of tasks months out that have absolutely no bearing on the current day or week.
Dependencies actually being… dependent on completion of prerequisites is the main feature we were looking forward to implementing when we upgraded to Premium, and it is very worrying to us that this thread is almost three years old with seemingly little to no progress. I was strongly considering pitching the idea of a Business subscription to my higher-ups, but if this lack of attention is prevalent within the Premium version then what incentive do I have to further upgrade?
@Phil_Seeman has any further ground been made on this functionality?