I’m really disappointed at the impending loss of the Dashboard, as I have been using that actively as the only way to see some data on each project - other than just project name.
As to the rationale for the Homepage, this statement jumped out at me: “Your Homepage will also show you when action happens in your projects, so you can easily understand what projects may need your attention first.” Well, I don’t trigger my attention solely or even chiefly off project action. That would constitute reactive project management. I (should) trigger off projects that are falling behind expected progress, have open questions, have not seen action when expected, have not seen action for more than X days, have unassigned tasks, have overdue tasks, get sudden executive focus, etc.
And: “While your team or Organization may have multiple projects that they’re working from at any given time, there are likely a few specific projects that matter most to you. With your Homepage, you’re able to easily access your most important projects so you don’t have to spend time searching for what you need…” Also, no. My work environment is quite dynamic and projects spring up or get de-prioritized rapidly and frequently. With just 1 team, there are 10 projects actively being worked on TODAY. Just today. Tomorrow will (or should be) very different. I have multiple teams, each with many projects, widely varying deliverables and due dates, external factors such as supplier deliveries, etc. There are many projects we’re not acting on at the moment for various reasons - one of which is lack of visibility. And I don’t think my environment is unusual.
So Asana’s idea of there just being a few “most important” projects and a project manager’s priorities consisting of reacting to action in those few projects, that I view in my nearly empty Homepage, leaves me wondering if Asana understands the true scope that many users need.