Asana Case Study

Asana

Project and work management for teams of all sizes.

4.38/5 (6,861 reviews)

Asana use case: Julian Ilson

Julian Ilson

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18th of November, 2016
Fantastic free tool to manage workload. Slow loading times makes it frustrating, however.

Asana is a fantastic tool that understands the power and attractiveness of simplicity in a project management tool. It is easy to get started and pretty to look at. It provides a lot of flexibility when categorizing tasks, but the uniformity in the input of tasks doesn't allow for a quick and easy visualization of the differing hierarchy of tasks. Speed issues are the main cause for disappointment.

What do you like best?

Quick to onboard new teammates. Simple to use. Very flexible. Free.

What do you dislike?

It takes anywhere from 5-15 seconds to load the tasks, and it doesn't even fetch the whole list. Scrolling below the fold makes it fetch the next batch of tasks. This presents a frustrating experience that they seriously consider addressing.

Why did you end up selecting Asana over other applications?

The simplicity of the design was magnetic.

If so, why did you switch?

Simpler and free.

What is your main use case with Asana?

Managing my company and my team's tasks.

Give one example how Asana has improved the way your organization functions

We are better at remaining focused on the stated priorities. We no longer reopen long discussions that were resolved previously.

What is your ROI?

Infinity, given that I have spent nothing yet.

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Asana

Fantastically simple and flexible tool, so there's no reason not to try it. Designed for most general use cases. If you follow a particular working methodology, you may find other tools that are better designed for your use case.

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

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