If we use Project Tempates to start new jobs in Asana (manufacturing), all of our new jobs will have a large PILE of tasks pre-made, already assigned to the appropriate “other projects” that we are using a calendar views. So, these tasks are assigned to multiple projects, one of which being the “original” Project bearing the Job Name.
How do I make that original Project (the job name) show up on all those tasks in all of the calendar/board/timeline views for the other projects that they are homed to?
For example, our painting department has a Project called “Paint”, and when a new job (Project) is created, there’s a task in it that says “Paint Completed By”, and a due date is assigned automatically by the project Template. And that task is automatically added to the “Paint” project (while also living in the original Project that bears the job’s name).
So, that’s wonderful for the paint crew-- the job shows up on their Calendar, Board, and Timeline view.
Except. They have NO IDEA what Project it is. The project name doesn’t display. There’s an option under the “Customize” section where I can supposedly toggle on the “Project Name”, but it doesn’t work. I can toggle it on, refresh screen, but none of the Project Names show up. This seems broken. Surely they don’t have to click on every single one to see what Job (Project) this belongs to.
Basically, every department in my company is going to just have dozens and dozens of tasks all named the same thing on their calendar. Either that, or someone is going to have to manually edit the name of that task on EVERY one of those jobs to splice in the Project name. Asana doesn’t seem to have a way of automating the incorporation of the Project name into the tasks built into the template.
So how is this supposed to work? Surely there’s a simple answer somewhere that I’m missing. There’s no way that “Project Tempates” are worth using, if all the pre-populated tasks can’t show up on the calendar with the original Project to show up.