(Being able to add project to a Portfolio would also be useful in this dialogue box, similar to the relative rule action dialogue box below)
Rule using the ‘Create new > Project from task’ action (example below)
It would be great if the assign project roles page that we see during the project creation stage (first screenshot above) would appear as a popup once such a rule is triggered:
The alternative solution to both the above would be to simply be able to Fill project roles after project creation perhaps from the Overview tab, as @paulminors has suggested
However, I think having the option to fill out project roles during the task-to-project conversion stage would make sure the project gets setup immediately as intended, without blank assignees.
Yeah… we had been trying to use a project realized we needed to break out 50 child tasks into new projects in a portfolio and were shocked to find we couldnt pick roles, or set roles after dev sooo painful
+1 (+1000 if I could!)
We have built a fairly standardized workflow for most LOB (line of business) customer projects, so we have a manageable # of templates with a “Roles” global CF for this exact same purpose, and was very disappointed when I reviewed the “Project Roles” feature, that there’s no way to actually utilize that to automatically assign/map to tasks (each with an assigned “role” per the Global CF) either at project creation from template or even post creation…
For example, we have an “incoming projects” intake form and project for a pipeline lookahead and to start proactively assigning resources.
We then would love to let a rule, as @Richard_Sather suggested, Create new > Project from task, and utilize these assignments in the project CF’s to be mapped to the “Template Project Roles” which, in turn would auto-assign the tasks to the appropriate tasks, as configured:
This would reduce an incredible amount of time and automate our resourcing assignments.
I do love and continue to leverage & promote Asana as much as I can across the organization, however IMHO this is definitely one of the few “gaps” in Asana’s overall end-to-end workflow cycle features.
We are trying to build a sales pipeline, with sales leads being tracked by individual tasks. When leads are closed, they result in project creation off of a template. The lack of an ability to specify project roles during this process really really hurts.
Hello everyone! I’m picking up this thread to see if where this feature is at? Our team would very much benefit from allowing to convert tasks using templates but then also being able to assign the roles in the template.
My org has a process where marketing requests come in via a webform, the project request is automatically assigned to a project manager via workflow, then the project manager converts the task to a project (task details>…>convert to>project). On the resulting screen they select a template we’ve designed that reflects the project type. They have the ability to automatically set the dates here, but they can’t assign the project roles (that are defined in the template).
However, creating the project from “scratch” using a template does allow for the date & project roles to be defined.
Is all of this expected? I really want to convert the workflow task to the project itself so the form intake questions are captured in the final project itself.