Hi there, I’m struggling with something that to me seems like it should be easy to do.
We use sections in projects to indicate what stage/status a specific task is in. For example, oftentimes we use simple To-Do / In Progress / In Review / Complete sections. We then move individual tasks from one section to another to indicate overall progress.
We also have many projects running in parallel, and I may be working on multiple tasks in multiple projects simultaneously.
I’m trying to find a way to see an overview of all of a user’s tasks (eg. my tasks or a coworker’s tasks) where I see the project section the task is in, in addition to the default due date and project name.
For example, having an additional ‘Project Section’ column in ‘My Tasks’ would accomplish this very easily. This would allow me to quickly see all the project sections my tasks are in, and therefore give me a quick summary of what I’m currently working, what tasks of mine are ‘To Do’, what tasks of mine are ‘In Progress’, ‘In Review’ etc.
I realise I can accomplish this using the default Asana ‘Task Progress’ custom field and then creating a saved search for this specific custom field. However, this then involves me introducing another workflow/convention in my team where everyone has to constantly update their Task Progress custom field in addition to updating their task statuses/sections. The more conventions I introduce, the more friction my colleagues face and the longer new-user onboarding takes.
This also means that I need to create multiple saved searches for every user… one for Task Progress = ‘To Do’, one for Task Progress = ‘In Progress’ etc etc.
Seems like a really roundabout way of doing something that one would expect to be basic functionality in a platform like Asana… the ability to see a list overview of one’s tasks that’s sortable by Project Section.
I simply want to answer the following very simple question - what is User X working on right now?
Thoughts anyone? Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.