Comment about rescheduling in dependent tasks

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When some task is rescheduled then there is created a special, automated comment about it inside this task. When it affect dependent tasks, these task are rescheduled as well but without any comment inside dependent task. It is irrittating when someone is responsible for this dependent task and he don't know who, when and why changed his tasks. 

There should be a note: "rescheduled by another task (...taskname...) " or something like this.

Maybe date constraints shouldn't be automated.

 

 

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I agree!

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I agree too!

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Hi everyone! Can Wrike's Automation help in this case? The "in progress" or any similar status can signal that the next task in the dependency chain is ready to be worked on, so you could set it up so that once a previous task is changed to completed, the next task is set to "in progress" automatically. It's also possible to add another action for an automatic notification that it's now time to work on the next dependent task:

Please let me know if this can help 👍

P.S. Welcome to the Community Stephen Weinberg 🙌

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Thanks for the welcome Lisa - we will give that a try!

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Lisa - I'm looking at the automation option that you suggested and I'm unsure if it will work for us.  

It seems as if the automation method you're suggesting would require the status of the task to change.  

The issue we're dealing with is when a staff member who is assigned a task, changes the date of the task (status left as active). This then changes the dates on all of the preceding tasks. 

I set up the following automation, based on your recommendation, however it doesn't appear to be working: 

  • If all predecessor statuses change to "Active" (because no statuses are changing), Add Comment and Mention (to author). 

My theory was that the date change would trigger the preceding Active status tasks, however, it did not work as I expected. I changed the date on a task that had a number of dependent tasks preceding it and while all the preceding task dates changed, no alert was triggered.  

We are on a Business plan. I understand that roles and permissions can be customized on the Enterprise plan, which would allow us to disable Regular Users from having the ability to modify task dates.  It would be helpful though if there was some way to trigger an alert when a Regular User modifies a task date, especially when dependencies tasks are in use. 

The best option that I can think of is to verbally alert teammates to avoid modifying task dates, and to enable the email notification "For tasks assigned to me or created by me: Date, Assignee, or status is changed."  

Let me know if I missed something with the automation feature. It would be great if we were able to get it working for this specific issue.  

Thanks! 

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You're welcome Stephen Weinberg 🙌

Rob Gorczyca You are right, dates' change can't trigger a notification in the automation engine. Would it be possible in your process to grant a limited access role to regular users in certain projects? That way, they won't be able to change the dates or dependencies, but will still be able to change the tasks' statuses and add comments in the stream. Please let me know if that can help! 

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Thanks Lisa. We did look into granting limited access role to regular users, however, as I understand it, this is done at the Space level, which would impact all projects within the space.  Some of the features that the limited access role disables are features that regular users are used to using, like modifying task assignee, renaming tasks, editing task description or creating subtasks.  

 

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Rob Gorczyca I've tested this, and it looks like different access roles can be granted on a folder level within a space. Here are two different folders in one space that I created. In one folder, the access level is "editor", and in the other one, it's "limited":

Does it not work the same for you? 

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Thanks Lisa! This is what I see when I attempt to share a folder within a space. My options to change Access Roles is greyed out because, as I understand it, the public space that this folder is in is set to "Full."  Apparently that overrules any option to change roles within folders/projects in the space? 

Below is a screenshot of how the space level is set up that contains the above folder. How should this be set up so that I could potentially manipulate access roles within individual folders in the space? 

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Thank you for getting back to me Rob Gorczyca! In my testing space, the "My Team" group has "Limited" access on the space level, and for the three folders existing in that space, I was able to have three different type of roles for "My Team" - in one of them, it's "Limited", in the other, it's "Editor", and in the third, it's "Full". So in your case, it should be because you have full access set up for "My Team" on the space level. 

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