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Use Asana’s multi-project management features to automatically manage your multiple dev projects in Github

How many projects are you managing at the same time? Are they all performed by the same team, each using the same tools? Do you have to keep your project plans updated manually? If managing projects was easy, project managers would not exist…

Turns out Asana is a pretty good tool to plan and keep track of multiple projects. It’s biggest strengths are its easy of adoption by anyone and it’s got great collaboration features baked in. But what happens if some of your project members are developers who would rather work from the beloved GitHub than a general tool like Asana?

You could try forcing the developers on Asana, or…

It’s important to us at Unito to help our customers synergize Asana and GitHub to improve your productivity. Below is a resource, full of tips and tricks to leverage Unito to better manage projects.

Who this is for: project managers using Asana and managing development projects in GitHub.

What you’ll learn: how to keep a central project view of GitHub issues in Asana.

How to Get the Best of Both Worlds to Lead Teams

Simple.

Start by syncing your GitHub repositories with Asana projects.

And follow these steps:

  • Add, tag, prioritize, assign, and collaborate on development tasks from Asana. Any change will get synchronized with GitHub.
  • Use Asana dashboards to monitor progress and deadlines.
  • Build saved searches in Asana to combine views of multiple projects.
  • Add visualizations like Gantt charts and Kanban boards for more advanced planning and workflows.
  • Add reporting tools like Weekdone or Sprintboards to get richer reports.

Killer Link Settings

In Unito, the link settings (that connects your Asana project to GitHub repository) offer multiple  configurations that enhance your productivity in a pinch!

Map Tags and Labels: if you use tags to organize your sprint items and want those tags to carry over to GitHub (e.g. bug, enhancement, etc).

Map assignees: if you want to assign developers to tasks directly from Asana. If you’d rather keep independent assignees in the two tools, skip this.

Key Takeaways: managing one project is hard, handling many is a job in itself. If you use Asana’s multi-project management features, now you can keep Asana automatically in sync with development projects stored in GitHub.

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