**“Rule Template Dashboard” - Creating and maintaining Rules across multiple projects simultaneously. **
I’m a project manager at my company, where we switched to asana about 8 months ago. As we learn more about various ways to use this wonderful tool, and the environment changes, our methods adapt, and so do our rules and how we use them. This is what is wonderful about asana - its agile capability. However, there are major weaknesses to the maintenance of the automation capability that makes this tool less agile than you might think.
We’re managing dozens of projects at a time. So with each company-wide rule revision we make, we have to do the same repetitive task across every single project to bring them all up to date. This has made me, the project manager (and also the asana guru at my workplace) bogged down by monotonous rule-maintenance tasks that take away a significant amount of time from my actual job: managing projects. In a way, I’m now the asana system administrator, and have strapped on a second job: managing asana’s “rules”.
Creating a system to automate the MANAGEMENT of these rules would be incredibly powerful, and remove much of the headache associated with keeping the powerfully customized “system” we’ve created running. Now, what I’m requesting is a big undertaking, as it would be a large project, but the implementation of such a request would put asana miles ahead of its competitors.
Here’s my single request:
1. Creating a “Rule Template Dashboard” that would allow rules to be created, modified, and applied to select projects all at once. Once these rules were set up in the rule template , and the projects selected, you could submit it with a single button, and initiate the change across the board. Once.
Now, I realize that this would take time for the automated rule changes to take place. That’s where you could set up a que for the projects up in a particular order and asana would run through each project in sequence based on this order.
When would this take place? During designated non-business hours or “maintenance hours” chosen by the user. This would avoid any conflict with users activating rules that are still in flux.
Let me know what you think, and if you would change anything, and PLEASE VOTE FOR THIS! It would make so many people’s time and increase the efficiency of agile project management exponentially.