As a project manager working in both board and list view, I want to drag-and-drop either single (or multi-selected groups of) task(s) anywhere within a project so that I can restructure my project fast and easily which would save time and avoid mistakes.
I do backlog refinement and re-planning on an ongoing basis and my projects are huge and complex, with lots of subtask nesting (up to 6 levels deep). Asana’s current features to allow this are lamentably poor.
- With a task open in board view, be able to drag-and-drop a subtask onto a board column to make it a parent ticket.
- With a sub-task open in board view, be able to drag-and-drop a sub-sub task higher up the hierarchy by dragging it to one of the URL links at the top of the ticket.
- Be able to drag-and-drop a parent task in a column on the board into another open task or sub-task to make it a sub-task.
Issue in detail
Currently the only way to do the above in board view is on single tickets only, using the ‘convert to subtask’ action which requires finding the destination task and copying its URL first. Or by creating a duplicate of a subtask without parentage so it is created onto the board and then deleting the original subtask. These are incredibly inefficent and error prone ways of doing a very simple thing and incredibly time consuming on even relatively minor project restructures, never mind on major ones. Other PM tools such as ‘Workfront’ do this and its a very basic feature, akin to being able to move files between folder on my windows desktop by drag and drop. I am stunned this has still not been addressed in Asana.