Add and manage more projects
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- Import projects from spreadsheets
- Save time with templates
- Learn how teams like yours create and manage their projects
- Manage multiple projects with Portfolios
Now that you’ve created your first project and are getting more familiar with Asana, you might want to add more projects, use templates, or manage multiple projects. This article will walk you through more ways you can easily create projects and resources to help you do so.
Import projects from spreadsheets
Asana helps you manage work and projects in one place—but that’s hard to do if you’re still using spreadsheets for some projects and not others. If you have projects and workflows that you plan and manage in a spreadsheet (or from a tool like Trello), you can use our CSV importer to quickly get them into Asana. Organizing your spreadsheet like the example below helps you translate columns directly into Asana fields, like assignee and start/due dates.
Have other columns in your spreadsheet that track things like priority or status? You can create new custom fields (or use existing ones you already have in Asana) to capture them during the import process.
Save time with templates
Don’t start new projects from scratch—start with Asana templates
On the flip side, if you need help starting a new project, you can always use one of our Asana-created templates. Our pre-made templates help you set up a variety of workflows that you can further customize to meet your team’s needs.
Have projects you repeat often? Save them as custom templates
If there are workflows and projects you know you’ll use frequently, like new teammate onboarding or month-end closing, save them as custom templates. Then you know you’re not missing a step and don’t have to waste time reinventing the wheel every time.
To save a project as a template, just click the project header dropdown then Save as a Template. These templates can be used by anyone in your Organization.
To create a new project from a template, click the orange + button, select Project, then navigate to the Templates tab to find the template you need.
Learn how teams like yours create and manage their projects
Asana is intended for all kinds of teams, regardless of size or function. For some of the most common teams and projects, we have existing templates, Guide articles to walk you through building them, and Asana Academy courses to show you how to manage them. Check out the following pages for more tips on building the best workflow for your team:
- Browse through our examples page to see the most common projects and how to build and manage them with step-by-step instructions.
- Don’t see your team or use case? Join our Community Forum to share your process or ask others for their tips on building the perfect process for a specific project.
- Watch our customer webinars for in-depth conversations and screenshares of how real customers plan and manage their work with Asana.
Manage multiple projects with Portfolios
Once you’ve got more projects in Asana, project managers, team leads, and those reporting to leadership might want a way to keep track of multiple projects at once. You can do this with a portfolio. A portfolio is a collection of multiple projects where you can see their statuses, due dates, owners, priority level, and more in one view.
This saves you time tracking down status updates, and helps you hone in on projects that need your attention most. It’s also a clear, comprehensive view you can share with key stakeholders that need a high-level view (versus task-by-task updates) and keeps your team aligned on progress.