Templates from the Asana Template Gallery should populate in full

I have been trying upload project templates but they don’t seem to be uploading with a full suite of tasks. I remember these being more robust? See attached image of Marketing Launch.

Hi Jessie,

I just ran a test and the template shows the same for me as your screenshot. I know that Asana has done a significant amount of work around templates. @Marie can you weigh in on why the templates aren’t loading the robust set of tasks that are in the link below?

Thanks,
Katie

Hi @Jessie_Cote and thanks for the mention @Katie_Reynolds!

I’m also to reproduce this issue, so I’ve gone ahead and filed a bug with our Development Team and will keep you posted as soon as I have an update! I’ve also gone ahead and moved this thread to the #bugs:current-bugs category :slight_smile:

Thank you both for reaching out and flagging this issue!

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@Marie That’s great to hear that it’s a bug. I love the templates!

Katie

Hi folks and thank you so much for your patience here.

Just heard back from our development team, and I’m afraid this is not a bug, but actually an expected behaviour. Let me provide you with a little bit more context: we heard from users during testing that landing is a template with lots of dummy content was often annoying because they then had to go through and delete it all manually. In the new templates, we wanted to ensure to preserve the structure and some sample content, that’s why we made the decision of keeping only a few sample tasks from the original template.

With that said our team is very open to feedback and willing to iterate on this behaviour, so I’ve gone ahead and moved this thread to the #productfeedback category to allow you two and other members to vote for these Asana template to populate in full.

My sincere apologies for the inconvenience here; let me know if there is anything else I can help with!

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@Marie Well that’s a little discouraging. I really appreciated the full templates when onboarding to Asana and learning the capability of the product and possible organization of projects. I would full support restoring full templates. I think deleting tasks really isn’t an issue. To me there is no point in using a template if all you are doing is keeping the section headers.

Thanks,
Katie

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It’s cool we have Templana.com then :slight_smile: :grimacing:

I completely agree. Perhaps they could do a blog post about templates and include the csv’s. The templates created a baseline for not only how a team could work together, but how you could revolutionize your teams productivity by using incorporating
best practices with a tool that enables those practices. Also, diminishes the upsell of templates as a feature.

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Ah, there’s the biz case! I was on there the other day. Found it hard to navigate. When it was in templates it was much faster and more approachable for newbies.

@Jessie_Cote I completely agree about the upsell and I love the idea about incorporating best practices!

@Jessie_Cote If you have a previous project you could clean it up and just keep it as a project. Sendana Add has all the options of the Template system Sendana Add- A Novel Way to Add and/or Transfer Projects and Tasks In Mass
Granted having a built in Template system and the suggestions made so far are a great idea but thought I would mention this to you in the interim.

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Thanks!

@Katie_Reynolds and @Jessie_Cote,

I completely understand where you’re coming from and I have gone ahead and escalated both your feedback to the Team in charge of templates! I’ll make sure to keep you posted if I hear anything on my end!

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Raising this again - one of the reasons we chose Asana was the ready-made templates to get our team going faster on projects. To be of use to us, we need templates with a robust task list and linked dependencies. Perhaps Asana could create a community sharing of best practice templates that we can edit for our own teams?

Something like templana.com ? :grimacing: (I am the founder)

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