How could we improve Flow?

Dependant tasks

Our team has too many unactionable tasks in our Teama because they are dependant upon other tasks being completed! has the amazing ability to create "dependancies" for tasks (though their implementation is much more clunky than I'm sure Flow could do it). What they do is make the task uncheckable until the primary task is first completed. I think you should take this a step further and move the dependent task out of view (maybe grayed out at the bottom of the list).

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  • Julian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please reconsider. As much as we do not want to, we are transitioning to Asana because of this very reason.

  • Julian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Asana has this. It is essential to ensuring team members work in the order managers intend.

  • J commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 to this request!! >> Agreed — this is a huge draw back to this program. It’s in the top 3 that I’ve looked at and narrowed down to, but this is one difference that is likely going to push us in a different direction. It makes such a big difference for a team that relies on each other heavily.

  • mleide commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a required feature as we explore new PM tools, this will be the sole reason we go with another software. Any plans to integrate the feature for dependencies and setting predecessors in the near future??? We desperately need to track the ins/outs of a project.

  • Антон Пуро commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be really great to be able to set due date of a dependent task based on the date of completion of the previous task. For example, in 3 days after the previous task has been completed. We really need this functionality. But I don't know any apps, which have it.

  • OP commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This will greatly bring Flow closer to feature-parity with some of the bigger Project Management tools in town, which I guess will suck a lot of business from them too.

  • Tracy Hernandez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @getflow is there any update on this feature? As of May 2014 it was "NOT PLANNED", but it looks like there is plenty of interest and it would be a HUGE benefit to our team.

  • Jessica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adding on another request for dependencies - a necessity! It's crazy this isn't offered!

  • Al commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am also curious wether or not Flow is actually having a look at this issue? While I really like Flows UI and handling, the lack of dependencies between tasks unfortunately leaves our team no choice but to use another tool which offers said task dependencies.

  • Nikolas Tziolis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Does anyone know if flow still being actively developed? It seems strange that such a core functionality is not implemented yet

  • Chris M. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    138 Votes now, 3 of them mine. :)

    I would LOVE to see an elegant and creative implementation of Task Dependencies in Flow.

    My company does web development and design projects, and it gets REALLY confusing when we have a million tasks and no real logical order to them. Sometimes we're waiting for the client to provide "page content" before we can then do the "design" step for that page. So having one task dependent on another, with a notification sent out when the dependent task is done, would be a HUGE help and seriously boost our productivity. This is a very needed feature...

  • El commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our organisation is currently using Asana (which has the "waiting on" option) and I'd love us to move to Flow but until this dependencies feature is available, we'll have to stick with Asana. Any update on when/if you plan to offer this please? Thank you :-)

  • Ted commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still not planned? I'm new to an organization that has Flow and it surprises me that task dependency is not an option. Fortunately, the company's utilization has waned and there's a new interest in project management. Since the feature is not available in Flow, it's a good time for me to propose a different solution.

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