I’m reflecting on the Advance Search functionality, and I would like to share with you one idea which I have:
Right now, when I create a search query and I sort by Project, Asana creates a view where sections are names of all projects in which tasks are stored.
Sometimes this is a very useful way to check if someone added a task into another project.
More often I find this annoying, as I tend to multi-home tasks. Therefore, in most cases, one task is displayed in multiple sections = projects.
Some projects are created for a specific topic (brainstorming, administrative purpose) and, with time, would be good to not show them again in a view.
Sometimes, I’m using a filter “Not in these projects”, but when applied, and when the task is multi-homed:
- the section (name of the project) is removed from the view;
- the task does not appear in all other sections / it is removed from the view.
What I’m looking for, is another option, where when I apply the sort by project option, I’m able to select which projects I would like to see on the list below.
This workaround would:
- be useful during a team meeting, where the Agenda concerns specific topics = projects;
Hiding projects that are not the responsibility of that team would limit distractions/deviations from the agenda.
- limit the number of sections, and what goes with it, the size of the list.
Thanks to this, we could:
- improve the page speed,
- limit the number of times when the search page crashes, and
- allow a user to share a more focused, action-oriented view.
- allow the project managers to have a simpler way to check if the work is progressing in their portfolios.