Including Subtasks in Dashboards

I love the concept of Dashboards so far, but the metrics don’t really tell me much since most of my team’s work is within Subtasks.

Seeing two other comments on the blog that seem to agree with building Subtasks into this as well!

Would love to see Kayin’s comment a reality:

One thing I’d like to see added though is some sort of tracking for our sub-tasks in there as well. Such as a callout in the top after Completed/Incomplete Tasks that refers to sub-tasks, or a filter on the 3rd customizable box that shows sub-tasks by assignee.

A lot of the work we do in our department is made up of tasks that have multiple parts to them so we assign out the sub-tasks to different people underneath the main task. So I’d love to be able to track those as well with something like my suggestions above.

Hi @Cindy_Cheng, welcome to the Asana Community Forum! :wave: and thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us!

Subtasks do not inherit the project or assignee from their parent tasks right now. You can affiliate subtasks with projects by going into the subtask details and using “Tab+P” to open the project field or by going to the upper right drop-down and selecting “Add to Project.”

I also suggest you to add your vote to this request: Allow to automatically add subtasks to project

I’ll make sure to keep you posted once I have any updates about this feature!

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The Dashboard feature doesn’t really offer any value for our team if it doesn’t include subtasks. Ideally, we’d like to see incomplete tasks by assignee for a given project, but subtasks need to be included for this to provide us with any value. Thank you @Cindy_Cheng for this excellent product feedback request, I’d be happy to pay for this feature!


Emily - tell me if Im incorrect but the problem I’m having with adding a subtask to the project is that is not just a “tag” per say but it actually generates a duplicate item, now at the “task” level. For those who are trying to keep the “task” level as purely milestones and having “subtasks” under milestones it kind of messes up the look. If Im incorrect would like some guidance.


I’m having the same problem… Not sure why that the subtasks don’t inherit the project that they are in. That just seems lazy and it really screws up the function of the dashboard view. Why have a subtask duplicate into a task when setting the project into the subtask details?

It also makes it hard for the collaborators when they look into there “My Tasks” because they only have a long list of tasks from many projects (if you have many projects) and each of them have no information telling them which project the task is for. Unless they click on details of course.

subtasks are also tasks! Inheriting the project information and being able to count the subtasks is quite important, no?

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