Subcard Date Dependencies

When you work with Subcards a lot then you might easily lose track whether the deliverables (such as subcards) that are mostly supplied by other people/departments slipped out of your required time frame. To catch quickly if something will not be delivered within the required time all dependent parent cards will be marked with yellow stripes, like that one:

You can see on the card front that it has 3 subcards of which 1 has been completed. It might be also possible that one of these 3 subcards has another subcard that might be slipping the time frame of the parent card. To see exactly what is slipping we can find that out by opening the striped card.

Now you see that the due date of the parent card is being exceeded by 1 card. By clicking on the grey label “Cards out of time frame” you will be presented with a list of direct or indirect subcards that are planned be finished later than the parent card.

In this case, there is only one that exceeds the due date of 28th of February by 3 days because its due date is on the 3rd of March.

In case there are multiple child cards which are blocking your card by timeframe, they will be sorted by their dates.

Adjusting the date of the parent or child will make the stripes go away when subcards are finished before or on the exact due time point as the parent. The subcard should also not start earlier than a parent card – this will also result in stripes because subcards should be done within the time frame of a parent.

The most convenient way to manage time dependencies is the Gantt chart, where you can adjust times using sliding and Drag & Drop.

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