In Asana, firstly you need to start a project. The next step is to add a client to the corporate account. Then the administrator establishes sections for major tasks within the project, as well as deadlines for each objective and for the project as a whole.
You need to supply projects and tasks with clear descriptions to explain the nature of the job to employees. Reporting can be arranged in two ways:
- There's a progress tab within the project to stipulate tasks movement.
- Users can post comments at the end of each day where they indicate the progress on the tasks assigned to them, specifying estimated delivery dates and the reasons that may affect those time frames.
In Asana, users can access personal and general calendars. The former includes individual tasks and deadlines, the latter contains due dates for all team tasks and projects.
Calendars allow leaders to stay on top of all tasks and also help to control the collaborating teams.
One of the peculiar features of Asana is that you can't leave current tasks for tomorrow. Some users don't like to enter the project every day. They believe it's inconvenient. Though, the feature facilitates easy project control. If the due date is missed but the goal is pending, the person in charge must change the date and explain the reason. Now let's talk about managing the tasks in Jira.
Jira users create a workflow. A workflow is not a project. The concept is broader. A workflow can comprise of several projects where you specify issues awaiting solutions (task analogue).
The entire cycle is standardized by 3 indicators - sprints, epics and issues. A Sprint is a span of time given to a group of objectives (or one goal if a large scope of work is involved).
Epic arranges the target attainment in relevance to the subject. For example, if a subject is to develop a landing page, the goals are to do keyword research, arrange elements, present content in a certain format, etc.
Errors reveal all wrong actions, their effect on the issue, who to blame, and when did they happen. This is a great way to control the team, their skills level, and create cutting-edge software.
Time Tracking is a special Jira feature that displays in detail how much time was spent on achieving a target result, how much time an employee spent each day, how many breaks there were, etc. With a specific addon for Jira
, you can make time-tracking even more efficient (add insightful reports).
Reporting is the last item to mention. In Jira it is structured better than in Asana because the functionality goes beyond comments or status. Once the job is completed, the group members will submit a detailed report including charts (if necessary), showing the successes, and errors. This is a useful function for software development.