We’ve really only just discovered how helpful the Dashboards are for Projects. You really have to play around with them to realize their real potential, especially with custom fields.
However I’ve encountered some exceptionally tedious things with them that I’m hoping someone can share a few tricks with me to clean them up.
Too many pre-made charts. I basically delete every one of them, and deleting them is tedious. Give us a way of multi-selecting and deleting many of them at once, and please don’t overpopulate the default Dashboard charts like this.
Cannot Duplicate a Dashboard. We have 10 Projects that are all very similar, and they all need the exact same Dashboard layout. We need a way to apply all the same custom fields AND dashboard layouts across multiple projects at once. Manually turning on all those custom fields and manually creating all those dashboards blew about 3 hours time this morning when it could have been a 5 minute thing.
Creating a simple “Number” chart is tricky when using a custom field. When you toggle your chart style to “Number”, you get no way to select precisely what custom field you want that number to be. You have to toggle the chart style back to “Column”, and set the Y-Axis to whatever custom field you want that number to represent. That option should show up underneath the “Number” toggle but it doesn’t… all you get is a “filter” option. It took me way longer to discover this than I’m willing to admit.
Having a Team-Level Dashboard would be nice. Maybe here would also be a great place to put the option to make certain charts “global” across all projects in the team, which would scratch the itch of the #1 item I placed above.