Task and task list dependancy
Add the option to have a task dependent on the completion of another task. This could help in:
- Organizing the way tasks are viewed either as a list of as a Gantt Chart
- When you change times of a task which has other tasks dependent upon it, those could be changed automatically as well
We are considering adding an element so a task can depend on one or more other tasks. The way this would work is by seeing the state of the task it depends on, and giving quick access to it.
Possibly the task that makes others depend on it will also display that relationship.
Aaron Kassover commented
This would be awesome!
Ahmad Taleb commented
I'm late to the party but this would be great. It would make using Teambox so much more productive instead of having to manually adjust this every time something changes.
Agreed, there are multiple threads to this feature request and all of them are voted independently.
The actual total of all votes in 4 different threads are 330! This should become a high request
Absolutely agreed! We need to be able to make tasks dependent on other tasks, even over different projects.
We often have tasks assigned to our tech department but the sales department is depending on completion (to announce and confirm delivery dates for instance). Please add task dependencies and project dependencies.
John Backes commented
This is my number one feature request. The ability to set a dependency for a task (start the next task when this one is done) would really streamline project planning and make the gannt chart functional!
Ainsley McDougal commented
Agreed, this is very crucial to project management. Because when the due date for ONE task in a Task List gets pushed back, you still have to go thru and change ALL dates for the subsequent tasks that are dependent upon that first task that needs to be completed first. If these tasks were dependent, it would automatically push back the other tasks.
Juan Gonzalez commented
Teambox. This is REALLY important.
When a task is completed, its dependencies need to be notified.
No task can be finished without its dependencies are finished too.
I would *really* appreciate having task and task list dependency that also shifted dates in the gantt chart view. I have seen this implemented in RedMine (but Teambox is so much nicer!)
For example, let's say I have the following tasks:
#1 - Initial Design Comps -- due mm/dd/yyyy
#2 - Client sends me Feedback/Change Requests -- due 3 days later
#3 - Second Round of Design Comps -- due 1 week later
If my client doesn't actually respond in 3 days (Task #2), it pushes subsequent tasks back, and I'd like to see the due dates of following tasks shift to reflect the tardy previous task.
I think this calendar shift could be solved by:
Allowing users to make tasks and task lists dependent and either:
(a) allow users to set a specific due date for all tasks/task lists (that will magically shift subsequent tasks/task lists if not completed on time, or if the first date changes)
(b) allow the user to set a specific start date of a task list, and give time estimates for each task inside the list
Anyway, I hope that wasn't too confusing. I just want dependent tasks/task lists who's due dates/gantt chart will shift to reflect any changes in actually finishing those tasks.
Trey Sparks commented
If the addition of dependent tasks is added to this application it gives me plenty of depth for using Teambox with a larger population of our company. Without the way to create dependencies this is mostly a task manager.
I agree to the importance of task dependency and hope to see this feature offered in Teambox soon.
Scott Schwartz commented
As some tasks and efforts (task lists) cannot start until something else is completed in almost every project, this feature is important. Create a simple drop down titled "Depends On" in the edit screen of a Task List or Task which when clicked populates pop-out window where I can see all task lists in my project and select one or more as that current task (or task lists's) dependency. I select the decency or dependencies and my start date for that moves immediately to the right of the end date for that selected dependency. When a dependency moves, so does that task's start date respectively.
Dele O commented
This should really get immediate attention
Agreed. This is a priority. Critical Path Method is a must when there is task dependency. Please add this feature.
Nic De Castro commented
Any update on this? Very critical!
Andrey 'lolmaus' Mikhaylov commented
Andrey 'lolmaus' Mikhaylov commented
This is kinda duplicate of:
Hi Frank! The finished Gantt is going to be available in a few weeks, stay tuned!
Jesmond Darmanin commented
Frank Duffner commented
This is a must! I understand the wish to keep it simple, but Gantt Charts without Task Dependency make not much sense IMHO. I was very excited about the Gantt Chart feature in TB only to find it was pretty much useless atm. Are there plans to change this?
I've just created a new suggestion for "Task Dependency". When I searched for existing suggestions I didn't see this one because a search with "dependency" didn't return this suggestion with "dependancy"
Perhaps the title could be chaged so it's returned in search results?