Timeline - view multiple projects together

This would be such a powerful feature. Voted!

What is this? Since 2018?

This is sorely lacking and is making me consider going back to ClickUp.

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Same here… It’s a key factor that is missing…

Hi everyone, the feature you’re looking for is Portfolios. These allow you to add multiple projects (from across teams if you want) and view them as a dashboard or… on the same timeline.

For each project it’ll show you the start thru end date as a bar, then call out milestones below. You can zoom to show weeks / quarters / years etc.

Using it for this purpose right now.

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I have the Business plan and added two projects to a Portfolio. It is possible to plot the Timeline, but all I see are the milestones. The tasks of both projects do not appear at the same time. If I click on one of the projects in the Portfolio, I get to see its tasks (but only for that project). I find that this defeats the purpose of a Portfolio Timeline… So don’t upgrade to Business just for this!

The best solution I found was to create an Advanced Search report and view the projects in one calendar (https://help.asana.com/hc/en-us/articles/14074042291995-Search-and-search-views#gl-reports). This way you can see the search results in a single Calendar (still not a Timeline, though…)

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The Portfolio Timeline view is a projects-level view, not a detailed view, so that’s why it’s focused on bars for the projects and includes the higher-level Milestones, but not tasks.

A better solution for you could be to multi-home (add to a project) the tasks of both projects into a third project and make the Timeline view there be the default. You can set up a rule to automate the multi-homing.

Thanks,

Larry

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Hi Larry,

Thank you for letting me know about the multi-home possibility. Is there a help article that describes how to do this automatically?

Concerning the Portfolio where Milestones are visible but not tasks: I understand the reason behind this, but why not make it such that the customer can decide the level of detail of the Timeline? Both multi-home and Advanced Search are complicated ways to ‘just’ have the timelines of two projects in a single view…

Best wishes,
Sebastian

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Your best bet is to go to https://help.asana.com/hc/en-us and type “rules” and read about that. To multi-home all new tasks, you can trigger on something like all tasks added to the project, and make your action be to add the new task to another project (multi-home).

For various reasons (keep the product simpler, easier to develop, test, document, etc.) Asana is pretty stingy with not adding settings. I wish they’d add a few more, but it would be hard to add all the ones everyone wants without the product becoming more complex.

Thanks,

Larry

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Has this been resolved/addressed?

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This question has been raised 6 years ago. I am surprised that its still not resolved…
We manage multiple projects at the same time, I need to manage my time on them… pls… develop it