With task dependencies, teams can easily see which tasks are blocking and waiting on others. 

How to Set Dependencies

  1. Open a task 
  2. Click the ellipses ... icon to open the action menu
  3. Click Dependencies 
  4. Add one or multiple tasks that this task is WAITING ON 
  5. Add one or multiple tasks that this task is BLOCKING 

Dependency Notifications

You'll receive a notification for each of the following events:

  • A task which is unblocked and ready to start 
  • A dependency is added (or removed)

Examples: 

  1. You create a task for your writer to create a blog post
    - Your designer has a task to create graphics for the post but this is WAITING ON the blog post to be started
    - Your writer's other blog post task is BLOCKING them from getting started on this new task
  2. You want to release a new feature for exporting attachments
    - The task for this is WAITING ON on another task that makes it easy for the system to consolidate files
    - A bug was found and the task to fix the bug is now BLOCKING the feature from being completed

Note: When task is set to recur, any dependencies will not recur as well and must be re-added to the task.

This way your team knows what they should and shouldn’t be working on at any given time!

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