Best way to set up High Level Contract deliverables board with task tracking on other boards

Hey all. I’ve hit a bit of a wall while setting up my company’s boards and am hoping to get some guidance. We’d like to avoid a third-party app if at all possible, but are open to using one if it does what we need it to do simply and efficiently.

A little bit about what I need to do:
I work for a marketing and content creation firm. What I need to do is have a board where I add each contract and the list of projects we need to complete for that contract. We track those projects on other boards, and I need the status of those projects to roll up to the contract for a high-level view.

Currently, I have each contract as a group on my Active Contracts board, and each project is an item in that group. I’ve linked all of our sub-boards to the Active Contract board, but I’m finding that I have to enter each project twice (on the contract board AND the sub-boards), and then link those projects from BOTH boards in order for that data to roll up.

Is there any better way to set this up that will save me some time? Would making each contract an item and the projects a sub-item somehow work better? I don’t have the hours it’s taking me to set this all up.

Help, please? :slight_smile:

Hey there! Have you taken a look at the mirror column and connect boards columns for this?

It sounds like they would help link the boards and reflect each others’ information in the way you’re looking for!

Let me know what you think and if I misunderstand what you’re trying to achieve! :blush: