Some Sort of Wiki Area within Each Project

There may be a good way to do this (other than creating a task for it), but it would be really helpful to have a page or section that was a sort of wiki containing basic information about the project. We have tried have a task for it, tried using the project description, and tried using conversations, but all are a bit clunky for this purpose.

It would include any information for the project that is generally helpful for the team: contact information for stakeholders, key project objectives, background information, etc.

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For project reference material, I include a “Reference” section at the top of the project. It includes a task for project information. The task links out to a Google doc that includes the type of information needed for that project.

You mention that you’ve created tasks for this and that it is a bit clunky. For you, what is the clunky part? I’m wondering if I may be missing out on something by not having a project page IN Asana.

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Thanks, Angie. That’s helpful. The clunky part for me is having a task that isn’t a task. It makes it feel like something is undone.

But your idea about a Google Doc might work. I would probably put it in the project description so it doesn’t feel like a task, but that could do the trick. I just need something everyone can access and update along the way.

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I guess the downside of a Google Doc is the extra step of going to one, creating it, and linking it. It would still be nice to have somewhere where one could put project notes, wiki, etc., without having to create a file to attach.

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Yes, the Google Doc works well for us. I have a change tracking chart at the top so folks can see if info has changed since their last visit.

I don’t care for the project description because it is not always visible.

See screenshot for the top of the project template I’m using.

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Very helpful. Thanks, Angie. I think I’ll give that a try.

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Hi guys,

I’ve been fighting this absence of a wiki or a project scope space in Asana. It seems too strange for a project management tool not to have this pretty much essential function.

Have you come across anything helpful at all? Or is it really about linking out of the tool to a gdoc?

Thanks so much!
Michal

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is there any plans from the asana team or ideas to implement this? thanks!

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Seconded! A wiki would be super helpful.

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It will be great to have one more tab with general project information, something like wiki. (for passwords/files/notes). Now you have tab “files” and there are all files, without any filters, search, etc)

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This would be so helpful. I imagine getting rid of our existing knowledge base system (Confluence) and being able to have all data about a project in one place. Having a wiki/knowledge base feature would add value to any PM software, and already exists in some like Freedcamp.

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Hi guys,

ive struggled with this one too. Where do you define project scope? I used to create a page in Confluence, or a good old gdoc, but theres nowhere in Asana to put any info, it seems like a fancy task list to me.

Any news ideas or suggestions at all?

Thanks so much!
Michal

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My colleague used to say “Confluence, where information go die” =)

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yup. and it messes up your metrics in status to have a bunch of undone tasks…

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Hi everyone! We have recently launch Project Overview and you can add more details to your projects on this tab. See more details in our announcement:

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