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Construction Project Management with ASANA

For some time now, I have been using a Project Management application called ASANA.  This is a Project Management SaaS (Software as a Service), which means that it operates in “the cloud”.  Your information is not tied to a specific computer, but is available at any device that allows you to connect to the Internet.

The benefits of this type of application are many, including the following:

  • You can enter information on your desktop at the office and then retrieve that information on a smartphone or tablet at the job site.
  • The information can be viewed and supplemented by anyone to whom you have given permission and access.
  • You can establish teams including managers, designers, superintendents, and even clients and subcontractors, if you wish, who can be adding their input to projects and tasks on a real-time basis.

This application is a glorified, and incredibly useful, To Do list.  It keeps you on track with tasks that are coming up, tasks that are late, and tasks that need to be scheduled.  It reports to you about tasks you have assigned, and whether or not those tasks are being performed.

You sleep better when you know that all the tasks are coordinated and all your people are communicating.

That’s the basis of Asana.

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3 months of access

This course is intended to jump start your training in Asana Project Management, usually as an adjunct to hands-on training.

Feel free to contact Dennis if you have additional questions. d.anderson@builder-resources.com.

If you need additional access following the three months, just register again.

Construction Project Management With Asana

The Structure of Asana

Understanding how Asana is structured can help you use the app more efficiently. This slide deck illustrates and explains how Asana is structured.

Introduction to the Construction Project Management Template

This video covers how to purchase the Builder Resources homebuilding template. The template outlines all the steps in the construction process and helps you manage the task of building a home.

Start a Project Using the Asana Template

Start a project by using the Builder Resources project management template. Copy the template, update the information, and begin assigning the tasks. Fast, easy and comprehensive.

Filing the Daily Progress Report

Creating the Daily Progress Report is one of the best risk management tools you can use in your construction business. Here is how to create the DPR in the Project Management Template from Builder Resources.

Phoning It In – Reporting From the Job Site

The Daily Progress Report can be filed in the field in about a minute, using your smartphone and the process demonstrated in this video. Do yourself a favor and make sure you have all the information you need when it comes time to cover your assets.

Using Tags to Group Tasks In the Construction Template

Using tags to group your tasks is a smart way to increase your efficiency in Asana. You can list all the tasks the Client is responsible for or create a Critical Path using tags.

Using the File Cabinet Feature

The File Cabinet is the “Brain” of the Construction Template. You use the file cabinet to store all of the important information you want to have at your fingertips, whether you are at the office on your desktop or at the jobsite on your smartphone.

Tasks and Task Management In the Construction Template

Tasks represent the bones of the Asana Project Management template. See how to add, assign, date and complete tasks in this training video.

Task and Task Management Update

An update on how to use the task library in the Project Management system.

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