➕ Why add a member to a public project in a team?

In Asana, a team member will see any public project from the team. So why on earth would you need to add them as project members as well?

There are 6 possible reasons:

  • you want specific permissions for those members (everyone can edit, those members can only comment)

  • you want specific permissions for others (everyone Comment only, those members can edit)

  • you want a member to be the owner of the project

  • you want them to be notified of a new task (see project notification settings)

  • you want them to be notified of a new conversation (see project notification settings)

  • you want them to be notified of a project status update (see project notification settings)

Did I miss anything? Apart from those reasons, it is way easier to not add team members as project members, as they will see the project by default.

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You nailed it!

Should your title read “why add a member to a public project in a team?” though?

The only exception being if you want someone to be a member of a private project, but that seems outside the scope of the post.

Thanks, I updated the project name. Indeed private projects are outside the scope.