I am not sure who I can go to for support on things this specific but I have some questions about setting up a project in the Asana software
For starters, we are a restaurant company. We open and run upscale restaurants in the Atlanta area. A “Project” would typically be the entire restaurant opening – from start to finish (acquiring the space, build out, design, training staff, serving the food etc etc). So within a very large and long term project like that we do have specific teams or team leaders that are responsible for their area of expertise. Those would be something like Marketing, Ops, IT, Recruiting, Accounting…
So for IT – there are a ton of things that I do that all other team members need to see in relation to progress with the overall project but they don’t need to edit it. So far, I cannot see how to have one large project, with tasks within that are locked to specific people (or teams) , but visible to the rest to see progress alongside the other tasks that are working towards same large goal. I can see that there is the ability to set the IT portion up as a separate “project” but I don’t see how that can overlay with the overall project in a timeline or any other way. In our organization, we look at everyone’s progress in the same timeline – because IT projects are dependent on other things like the front of house being able to schedule training on the systems etc or construction people drilling holes so that equipment can be installed etc.
Anyway – not sure if that makes sense. The short of it is, we’d like to all use ONE project, that has Sections within or tasks that can be assigned (and locked down) to specific people, but visible to everyone. I am not sure if I am overthinking it or missing how this is done.
Also – concerning dependencies – when the task changes deadline, and there is a dependency attached to it, does it not adjust the timeline for anything associated with the dependency as well?
Thanks I appreciate your time! Let me know if I can clarify anything