Dependencies for your Trello project

Note: Dependencies is currently a feature that is being tested by a select group of users. If you wish to try this feature, contact us.

You've set up a Gantt chart of your Trello board using Ganttify and managed to create a couple of due dates and time blocks for the tasks and Trello cards of your board. 

Now, you want to make sure that when a task in the first list of your Trello board gets delayed, the start date of another Trello card gets pushed back as well. It can quickly become a tedious job to manage all these dependencies between tasks. And even when your memory has mastered them all, that won't guarantee that a team member won't mix it up.

In Ganttify, you can set dependencies between time blocks and due dates to make sure everything stays on track, automatically. Here's a short demo video about how this feature works:

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Add dependencies in your Trello board

When you open up a Gantt chart, you see the ' due dates' and 'time blocks' of your Gantt. Each of these rows represents either a task from a checklist on a Trello card or a Trello card itself. With the new dependencies feature, you can simply right-click on each of these items and choose 'Add dependency' from the context menu.

Once you set up your dependencies, you can easily update your project schedule. If a task gets delayed, the dependent tasks will automatically reschedule, all the new dates will directly be synchronized to your Trello board and everyone stays up to date.

Removing dependencies from Trello tasks and cards

If you need to remove a dependency, you can easily do that as well. All you have to do, like most things in Ganttify, is use the right-mouse click. Right-click on the dependency line you wish to remove and left-click on " Remove dependency" from the context menu.

Now, you have learned the basics of creating and removing dependencies.

Viewing dependencies in Trello

Since creating and editing dependencies is a feature Ganttify offers as a part of the Gantt charts that are created for your Trello boards, the dependencies can not be seen in the Trello board directly. We recommend you install the Gantt chart for Trello browser extension in order to have Ganttify at hand in each of your Trello boards.