See project name on each task on Board view

Another up-vote for this feature - kind of insane that it doesn’t yet exist.

We also use a lot of the same task cards across multiple projects simultaneously. We color-code by project manager, not by project, so the color-coding feature is useless in understanding which project a given card is associated with.

I use a master-timeline (in a project) to view specific tasks from several projects in a more detailed level than with Portfolios. However, there is no easy way to view quickly which tasks belongs to which project. You have to click on each task. But clicking on each one is not very practical. You should be able to tell which task belongs to which project by simply glancing at my master-timeline.

Thank you!

@Jorge_Miguel_De_Lell,

Until/if Asana adds this, please consider viewing your master project in List view where you can toggle on a (wide) column for Projects and see them all there for all visible tasks in the list without having to open the task detail pane.

I’ve merged your post into an existing thread where you can click the title to scroll to the top and vote by clicking the purple Vote button.

Thanks,

Larry

Please add this feature. We need the name of the projects in board view for our workflow.

Hi, im here to also add my vote.
Please add this feature as it is needed in our company too.

Essential to see the project name for tasks in board view — please add for sure! I voted above to add my voice. Thanks.

It’s unbelievable that this has not been added as an option yet. Who do we have to tag and how many times does this need to be requested before it’s taken seriously? This is a user-experience issue for Guests who use Board view. This is not novel concept.

Hi @John_Moulagiannis,

Welcome to the forum! If you haven’t already, please make sure to vote for this topic (click the purple button at the top). In the meantime, I know it’s not exactly the same but task cards in Kanban view do display other projects in the colored tabs across the top of the card. If you hover over a colored tab, you can see the project name.

Tags and projects with the option to see the full name rather than a rollover - yes please!

This would be really useful for when you’re using the multi homing feature for tasks, Please prioritise this feature soon! :slight_smile:

Hi everyone, I made a quick Chrome extension for this, which you can find at https://chromewebstore.google.com/detail/asana-display-project-nam/kicpjbpfhdgjhodbjpmbknaokedbainp

It works by getting the project’s name from the navigation items in the sidebar and then inserting that into the cards on your board.

This means that if Asana changes their UI, this extension might break. Please let me know if that is the case, or if it doesn’t work for you for some other reason.

Also note that these preconditions have to be true:

  • The project of the cards on the board, needs to be visible in the left-hand navigation
  • All projects should have unique color codes (it matches the project by color).

This is, of course, a suboptimal solution and it would still be valuable if Asana were to implement this in the core of their software.

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Hi @Lukas_V0 , thanks so much for making this - it will be a HUGE improvement for us if we can get it to work. I have it installed but it shows up as greyed out in my extensions menu. Nothing obvious is wrong in the settings. Should I submit a ticket through your extensions support site or chat with you about it here? Thanks again. ~Meg

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Hi Meg, can you check “My tasks” in the menu on the top left in Asana?
Do you see the project titles on the board there?

The extension is greyed out because you cannot click that icon - there is nothing to show. The only thing it does is show the project titles on board views on links like https://app.asana.com/*.

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Thanks @Lukas_V0 - I appreciate knowing that it’s normal for the extension to be greyed out. I should have realized that the issue is that we use colors as part of an organizational scheme in which many projects share a color; so the mechanism of this extension isn’t going to work for us. I was so excited about it! I’m sure others will be able to use it, thanks again for putting it together.