Just wanted to chime in also on the need for “Project Complete” function. I have to be honest and say it is quite baffling that this is not a central part of Asana already.
As others have noted, the need to mark the entire project complete seems fundamental to project management. A colleague in our company contacted someone he knows at Asana for their input on how to “mark a project as complete” and the response was either to:
- Set a status (options are not related to “completion”) with comment that says “Project Complete” and then archive the project.
- Create a team for “Completed Projects” and move it into there.
Both of these suggestions seem like an odd work-around for a feature that should have been included from the start.
It seems like it would be quite easy to simply include an additional status in the progress section other than the three currently available (On Track, At Risk, Off Track), that says “Project Completed”. This would actually match with the work around that was suggested above.
I have to reiterate, the fact that I can’t formally complete projects in Asana makes me not want to use it at all because it doesn’t seem to fit with the whole purpose of actually tracking, monitoring and aiding in the completion of projects… Without this feature I’m forced to use the software in ways that don’t seem to match its capabilities.
Having a formalized way to mark project complete (while retaining archive and delete features) for data purposes and just basic record keeping seems essential.
Please address this oddity as soon as possible,