Subtask Progress Indicator & Bar

Hello Asana,
I am considering to switch back to Trello because of missing overview in the board view.

I talked with my fellow Asana power users and listening to them made me realize that they have the same silent pain that they could not describe but Trello solved it long time ago. And it’s the only reason why I am missing Trello:

**The one thing that Trello gets right is the Subtask(Checklist) Progress Indicator for each Task(Card).

Could you guys please implement this feature?

  • This would save so much time (Always opening a task to see if the subtasks are done -.-)

  • The Dashboard or the upcoming Home screens are nice to have as an overview of everything, but to get more overview and clarity we need progress bars and indicators on each task and board.

To keep our projects clean, we use subtasks. It would be very helpful if there was a way to have a ‘Field’ that showed ‘% Complete’ based on the number of completed subtasks (divided by total subtasks). This would be immensely helpful for gauging project health and finding potential issues early.

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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us @mikey_k

There is an existing thread regarding this topic in the Forum so I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with it to avoid duplication. I hope it’s OK

Have a great week Mikey! :smiley:

I agree with this request… but I want to take it a step further. Time/effort context needs to be given to tasks and subtasks. For example, if I have a project (or parent task) that has 10 subtasks, and I have completed 5 of them. Well, in the world of counting bananas, that would be 50% complete. But if the subtasks require time like this:
ST01 - 4h
ST02 - 30m
ST03 - 1.5h
ST04 - 1h
ST05 - 2h
ST06 - 1h
ST07 - 30m
ST08 - 8h
ST09 - 6h
ST10 - 1h

So if I completed these in order, the first 5 tasks would have been worth 9 hours, the last 5 are worth 16.5. Or 35% after the first 5 tasks instead of 50%.

I really think this is an important element to add. This will be huge for Portfolios too!

You just have to add some kind of estimated work time to each task. And to take this a step even further, it would be awesome to have some presets available these estimates. So if I have a task called “QC Video” maybe that should always default to 15min. This could be overridden for sure, but its default could be set by a master list.

If you want to take it a step EVEN FURTHER… okay, I’m getting out of hand with this one! But it would be even more awesome if the task could LEARN based on each person’s typical time. Granted, you really don’t have a time function in Asana, but if somehow you could work with the 3rd party integrators like Everhour (or Harvest, etc), maybe you could pull that data in.

So if I have a task assigned to me called “Edit Video” (pretty broad I know), over the past 5 or 10 “edit video” tasks, I have taken:

etc… then it could just figure out the average. Eventually, with this kind of power, I would probably have to create different levels of editing videos like “Level 1 Edit Video” “Level 2 Edit Video” “Level 3 Edit Video” this way each one would have its own learned estimate.

I’m still deciding if our company should go with Trello or Asana. This is the one feature I would really miss if we chose to go with Asana instead of Trello.

Yes this would be very useful to have. With subtasks having multiple levels, I think I will be using Asana tasks at times as mini-projects. With Wrike, you can have subprojects, and the progress will roll up to the top level. That would be huge to see in Asana via this progress bar for all subtasks that are children in the hierarchy.