There are a few “big threads” in the forum that seem to be targeting what users expect to be a “basic functionality”
Since Asana is not sharing its product road map, I would encourage Asana to at least tackle those open and highly voted threads with some real in depth, planning capable information.
Like are we going to get those, or are we not going to get those in the forseeable future. Maybe details are not necessary but some general info about where are you going will be very useful.
I for one, as also many other people, do not believe that:
- the forum requests are being evaluated properly by management or development
- user generated feedback has a meaningful weight in the product road map
Yes a lot of things have been fixed, but strangely enough a lot have been broken and a lot have not been addressed.
Keeping your roadmap a secret creates multiple problems:
- a lot of manual work to find work arounds to issues that may be solved soon - instead of saving time, Asana is adding time. yes it saves my team time from some tasks and adds a huge burden on other places. So we are not saving time - we are changing where we are spending it
- blocking other software implementations and integrations in the company - which process can we cover and will be able to cover with Asana and which we need to put into another system
Again my opinion is that Asana is run like Facebook - B2C oriented, hence UX is king and everything is a secret. I think UX should be one of the most important points but not at the expense of functionality.