Timeline View for Portfolios

It seems like the best thing about the new Portfolio View is the ability to track the state and progress of a larger goal across multiple projects, for instance multiple individual “Product Projects” summarizing into a “Product Roadmap” or “Product Launch”. Or multiple marketing and content campaigns running in sequence as part of a company-wide marketing plan. This is where a timeline view seems like by far the most important aspect… the ability to check in on any given day and see where you are and what’s next, make adjustments, share the state of the roadmap with your team, etc. Otherwise, right now Portfolios just feels like a glorified “Folder” that groups projects together, but doesn’t provide any deeper insight beyond status. Which is so vague when you have 50-100 tasks in a project. I’d really love the ability to see a timeline at the Portfolio level.

A timeline view would be awesome. It’s impactful to show project overlap and how far they span.

Absolutely! THAT would make me a Business Plan user right away! This is a functionality I’ve been longing for for my team and I for almost a year now. A Timeline View for all ongoing projects combined.

I wholeheartedly agree!

We recently upgraded to Business specifically for Portfolios (and Milestones), after restructuring our Asana setup over and over again until finally settling on the way we do it now.

We define the Tasks at the root of a Project as “Deliverables”, and Subtasks as “Actions” that are given a Due Date and Assignee, so Portfolios are great for managing Projects at a high level and making sure they’re on track i.t.o. their Deliverables, but the crucial question we still can’t answer is: Will a Deliverable in a certain Project conflict with one from another Project ?

A Timeline view of a Portfolio will certainly give the required visibility.

Spot on! I thought the hole point of upgrading to business was to have a timeline view in portfolio!

I couldn’t agree more! My company execs love the timeline view, but the fact that option is missing from portfolio frustrates them. In portfolio we create “Sprints” and add individual projects into each sprint or portfolio. The ability to see these “sprints” in timeline view within portfolios would be huge. They want the birds-eye view of where everyone stands on their projects and this would fill that need.