For the last months in my company, we worked hard to create accurate templates which will save us a lot of time to setup project and take advantage of the timeline add-on which is really helpful to move tasks in case of delay or early work being performed.
While testing our different templates, I faced an issue which will create some frustration to the teams:
On the first screenshot: you can see one of our template with the rightful dependencies and timing (each task ends on 1 day so timeline overlapping functionality works good and if delay, following task are also postponed)
On the second screenshot: However after using the template and setting up another date, some of the tasks are moved to avoid ending up on weekend (which is what I expect) but because of this, 3 tasks ended up on Monday instead of considering the time necessary between of assignments (1 day each time)
I think I understand what Asana is doing as a computer: Task “Freigabe der Brand…” falls on Saturday, so it pushes to Monday. Following tasks “Erstellung…” end up on Sunday and are pushed to Monday as well. And last task “Interne Brand…” was expected on a Monday so it doesn’t move.
This is however really problematic as after initial setup, my teams would have to spend again time to make sure timeline is alright when we worked on templates exactly to avoid this kind of manual work. Moreover, if they don’t verify that, if any delay in the timeline, the task with a “red-link” are not considered to move according (they are not dependent in a way)
How can we make sure that the timing is respected between tasks after an overlapping weekend?
How to make sure the workflow is respected (leaving 1 day between each assignment as in my first screenshot?
Any help would be highly valuable. Cheers and thanks.