Did you hear folks?!?!
A universal reporting tab is out now with Asana. So you can product charts combining the joys from all your projects and portfolios in one go. Why? Because to progress with factual based decisions, you need clarity… and clarity can only come when you have a one stop shop for the health of your workload.
Let’s dive into few things with this feature:
Creating a dashboard is dead easy. Simply click on the tab and start playing with the charts.
Note: if you want to delete a dashboard, you need to edit it and then select the delete button. You are unable to delete it from the landing page. Something worth considering.
Create all the charts you need and then start thinking of the layout. Why? because if you have only 3 charts, the layout will fill itself up row by row. You cannot keep the first row with one chart and move to the second row. At least I did not figure out how to.
When you are planning your dashboard, allow for some time to think of what info you want to share.
Start slow. At the moment, there is no option to duplicate a report after creating it. So do not let the excitement run wild with creating so many options that you will not refer to in the future. I personally would like the option to duplicate from these 3 dots.
So what scenarios would you need to have such dashboard ready:
⓵Overview of multiple projects for the same team and the breakdown of:
- their task count
- their task status
- their progress - or any custom field you have designed in common for both projects
⓶Do you track time or financials? you can report on numbers of a project or a portfolio
⓷Showing the workload of the team and helping ease the pressures from the busiest - most assigned individuals - such reports bring on the visibility and opens the discussion
And remember, delivering a message is far more clearer when visuals are used. So let the simple visuals here aid you rather than just talking at your audience.
Have you start playing with universal reporting yet? what are your takes on it? and what are the first chart types you started using??
of course you can read all about it at the blog here: