Ability to view assigned SUBTASKS in Portfolio>Workload

Agreed @Bastien_Siebman, it would be nice to know for sure.

They’ve mentioned in the past that the relationship between subtasks and parent tasks is something they’re planning to tackle in the future (though it seems like they’ve been at it for a while), so I’m hoping that’s an indication that it’s not a case of them sticking to their initial design decision and more to do with the fact that it would be a major undertaking to completely overhaul the way their architecture works.

Hi @Julia_Forbes, we continue working on improving times, in fact we made shipped some very recently (see Timeline Show - Hide Sections, Tasks, Subtasks Sidebar Option , We’re replacing the current task pane on Timeline with a slide in task pane! and Section Dividers in Timeline :slight_smile: )

We’re aware subtasks on timeline are a popular request, we recently implemented them in Lists and Board project (see You can now see and action subtasks directly from your Project task list! and Subtasks in Board View ) so I’m confident we will implement them into other views like Timeline. I’ll make sure to keep you posted in the Forum as soon as I have an update on this topic!

Hi @Bastien_Siebman, @Nicolas_Fischer and @Skyler! Thanks for sharing your feedback. We have explained this a couple of times in the Forum, but because of how subtasks were built in the first place, there is no easy way implement this change. Updating subtasks in Asana is technically a lot harder than what it looks like, and while we haven’t nailed it down yet, we’ve made some progress recently and these features were launched:

  1. You can now see and action subtasks directly from your Project task list!
  2. Custom fields needed on subtasks
  3. Subtask status/indicators in boards
  4. Tree view for task and subtasks
  5. Subtasks in Board View
  6. Clearly indicate if a task contain subtask

We are also working on implementing subtasks on Project Dashboards, stay tune for updates soon in our announcements category.

We continue to bring this up in most of our meetings with Product to make sure we keep this conversation open and continue to evaluate solutions for all features like Portfolio and Workload. We will post an update as soon as we have more one!


I’ve definitely seen progress. Hence my comments that I’m holding out hopes that the engineering team and find a solution that aligns the business strategy of Asana with this popular request. :raised_hands:

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I guess my biggest question is: does Asana want to change the way subtasks behave (not belonging to the project) or do they just want to add some features here and there to make it easier for everyone to work with these constraints.

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Is there a way for a subtask’s assigned effort to be reflected in a person’s workload view?

Currently, only the tasks’ effort get reflected in the workload, even when the effort’s estimate has been specified in the subtask field.


Hi @Magda_Mendygrał

Welcome to the forum. This is a very good request.
There is a product feedback thread that is live. I suggest you upvote it. Here is the link:

@Emily_Roman @Rebecca_McGrath could you please help me merge this comment into the active thread? Many thanks!