Automatically reschedule successor tasks, based off a predecessors completion date

We have a pretty complex and drawn out project blueprint for our construction companies that maps out every task that needs to be completed before we can start building; due to the industry it is constantly changing, day in and day out.
Some tasks can be brought forward or completed early, and they can also be pushed back a few days/weeks months.
For example, if a task's due date is set for today, it may need to be pushed back a few days due to a delay with an authority or subcontractor.
We reschedule that task's due date respectively which in turn reschedules the rest of the successor tasks in the pipeline.
What we're after is to have someway of Wrike automatically rescheduling any and all of the successor tasks based off whatever the COMPLETED date was for the predecessor task.
This way when a task is overdue (and we forget to reschedule or intentionally choose not to reschedule) the next tasks are updated automatically based off whenever we mark that overdue task as completed.
In doing this, the rolled up date of the project is always getting updated (automatically) and the assignee of that next task can rely on the start and finish dates of tasks in Wrike more.
I.E.: Say you have your original forecasted completion date, then the updated or re-scheduled completion date and then you have the actual completion date which retrospectively adjusts the rest of the pipeline/tasks based off whatever the completed date of the predecessor was.
Hope this makes sense?
It would be an absolute game changer for our companies if we can get this function implemented.

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Hello Matt G Southwell, welcome to the Community 👋🏻
 
Thank you for sharing your use case here, it does make sense. I've passed on your feedback to our Product team. Here is a useful article explaining what happens after we receive Product feedback 🖊
 
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The closest work-around that I've discovered and used is changing a due date. Before I complete a task, I update it's due-date to "today", and all the subsequent tasks update themselves. It would be incredibly useful if this was automated in some form, but it's not an impossible work-around. The implications are that there's no way to see that I'm ahead of schedule, per se. 

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Hello Simon Schrick-Senasac, welcome to the Community, and thank you so much for sharing your workaround here! 

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This issue makes no sense for us.  A schedule is a plan.  Once a task is complete, the schedule should update automatically based off of that.  The fact there are more days available after it's complete is utter non-sense.  The workaround Simon mentions is correct, but this is extra work a user needs to be aware of BEFORE clicking a task complete.  Please fix this issue or allow for this feature.  I just don't understand why a schedule would not move if the task is complete.

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Hello Richard Herzog, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. The Product team is aware of this feedback and if there's an update we'll be in touch here 👍

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Hi @... , any news ?
We are deploying a product development team / process right now and we just encounter the same issue above. An automatic update on the project schedule would be great for us. Right now we have +/- 80 projects (with 50+ tasks in each). We do not feel confortable training everyone using Simon Schrick-Senasac work-around.

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Hi Rennan Romera Damiani, welcome to the Community, and thank you for posting. Not for now, I'm afraid. I can pass on your feedback to our team. 

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Has there been any development on this? We're seeing this now as well.

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Hello Trey Duhe, welcome to the Community! Thank you for voicing your interest in this idea, please feel free to upvote it, in case you haven't yet. You can check how we process feedback in this article. At the moment, we don't have updates about this request, the current solution is to match the due and completed dates since the dependency is based on the due date and not on the completion date. 

Also, I'd like to mention that you can check our New to Community forum to discover all the resources you can find in our Community 🙂

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I'm kind of shocked that this capability is not available yet.  It's standard in just about every other project management software.  Our company likes many of the features in Wrike compared to other programs and so we've chosen to test it for an extended period to see if it will work for us - this missing capability is definitely a negative for Wrike.

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Hi, almost 40 upvotes since 04/2021? Let's Help Matt and the community, UP VOTE UP VOTE!
The way I see it is like... building a car without a turning signal on 2023.

Cheers!

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Hello Catherine Belgarde and Mariano Arenarez, welcome to the Community! Thank you very much for supporting this idea. I've passed your feedback on to our Product Team; in case you'd like to learn more about how we process feedback, please feel free to read this post.

Recently, the Automation feature has been improved and new options have been added to it. We will keep you informed in case there are any updates on this suggestion as well. 

If you have any additional questions, please let us know. Also, I'd like to mention that you can check our New to Community forum to discover all the resources you can find in our Community 🙂

Thank you!

 

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This is an issue for me as well. In Microsoft Project, if you change the end date of a task, it will automatically recalculate the dates for all tasks associated with that task. Would be really nice if this worked the same way

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Furthermore, if I show a task as ending # of days ago but it hasn't been completed, it would be super helpful if wrike automatically and continually adjusted the schedule based on that task being late to completion

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Appreciate your feedback Eric Seagren! I'll now send it on to our team 👍

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