In 2020, I have been more active than ever in the Asana community. I have a tendency to put quantity over quality, but I do believe I created some nice pieces of content last year that I am really proud of.
Here is a selection, in case you missed some of it:
Once upon a time, there was a young farmer with the name
@Jerod_Hillard . He was known as Jerod the unwise. Thirsty for adventure, he decided to go against all odds and to enter the subtask maze. Everyone advised against it, arguing he was not wise enough to navigate such a maze without a proper training.
He entered the maze, and as he was going deeper and deeper into the levels, he lost his way.
After years of errance he was finally able to find the exit the s…
Asana isn’t perfect or at least isn’t perfect for everyone. Like any software, there are open feature requests and some of them are hosting really heated debates! I believe the workarounds available are not always easy to extract from the conversations and figured I would list them together here!
PS: I numbered the features and workarounds to allow for easy discussion in the comments.
This thread is not meant to host discussions about the feature requests themselves! P…
I am happy to share the recording of the “Ask Me Anything about Asana” I held last week! Here’s what Asana Ambassador
@Jerod_Hillard had to say about it:
:studio_microphone:Awesome AMA. I really liked how you used Asana live to demonstrate and temporarily note or highlight your recommendations. Participants also asked great questions! It was easily one of the best events hosted by a community member.
[Ask Me Anything about Asana - December 9th]
Clickup versus As…
I wanted to share here that little personal piece in the hope of helping others who might struggle as well. And get help from the ones who don’t!
I underestimated the impact of my « productive self » on my daily life around family and friends. And I am struggling
For years, I felt there was a disconnect between my professional life and personal life.
I like productivity and minimalism. I like code that runs and works every time. I love taking quick decisions and m…
If you want to have visual sections in an #asana project, there are two ways: use real Sections or use a custom field and sort by that custom field.
Note: for that last trick to work properly, you need to un-toggle “Sort within sections” in the Sort menu.
I have a preference for the second solution, but because I had no tangible reason, I decided to really study the difference.
Why use sections (solution #1):
sections become columns in board view, not custom fields
When I am helping clients, I always emphasize the importance of having an Asana admin. The admin is the person that knows the tool very well, is able to answer questions, trains the team, and makes sure the org stays clean and organized!
(the French translation is available
I thought it would be interesting to have an “Asana admin compass” as a list of tasks to undergo on a regular basis as an admin. FYI I am promoting my own tools because I created…
Le compass de l’administrateur Asana
Congratulations, you chose Asana to be the work management tool at your company. Whether you are the CEO, COO, solo-founder, a manager, or leader of a team.
:question:I often have the opportunity to evaluate my client’s Asana “systems” and share my insights: do I believe their system is good? Can it scale? Are they gonna hit roadblocks soon? Can I suggest better?
For years, I based my judgment on my personal experience and my gut feeling. I never had the intention of formalizing that approach. But after all, that makes sense. If I could turn that gut feeling into a real framework to evaluate someone’s system, then I would be able to give actio…
Asana introduced workloads a couple of months ago to manage the workload of people. At the same time, I kept seeing the same request: how to do resource management in Asana.
Whether it is for cars, scooters, cameras… many businesses need to know which resource is used where and if there are conflicts in allocation.
Let me introduce a new innovative way of managing your resources in Asana using a Business account
You are a consulting firm and you have 2 Te…
When working with guests, I am always confused by who sees who, because in a lot of cases a guest will see another guest as “Private user”. So they basically see comments like “Hey Bryan, Private user will help you with this, unless you talked with Private user already. I know he asked Private user a while back.”
I wanted to understand once and for all how this worked, and invited Batman and Robin on a “Save Gotham” task. Here goes.
TLDR; guests only see each other if…
If you want to be serious about using Asana for some advanced workflows, then you need to understand its color system. By color system, I mean how colors are picked by Asana to show as the main color of a task in Calendar view and Timeline view, and also the color of the squares in Calendar view.
I was convinced the main colors of a task was based on some priority between the multi-homed projects, the tags, and the custom fields. And I was surprised to see that t…
When you discovered the Automation feature, with its triggers and actions, you probably thought “yeah that is cool, I could use it to automate a bunch of stuff like complete a task when a status changes”. I was pretty excited myself, and I was even more excited when innovative and fun ideas started popping up here and there about how to use rules in new ways… Here is a list of the coolest Asana Rules you probably did not think about!
The Cry for Help