It’s intuitive! Introduction of project management tool Asana

  • 2019-09-08 (最終更新:2019-09-16)
  • Task Team

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You can increase the efficiency of project management with large numbers of people by using tools.

This article introduces a project management tool called Asana.

U-TILLY introduces a lot of project management tools, but Asana is more intuitive.


Project management tool introduced at U-TILLY


Project Management Tool Asana

What is Asana?

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Asana is a global project management tool and is well known for being used by top global companies like Google, trivago and AirBnB.

It is an all-in-one project management tool that is easy to manage not only development progress management such as Scrum board and Kanban board but also various business projects such as human resources and marketing.


Operating company of Asana

Asana is an American company. It was founded in 2008 by former Facebook engineer Justin Rosenstein and former Facebook employee productivity engineer Dustin Moskovitz.



It brings together executives from the world’s most prestigious companies, including Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Dropbox.



Asana Case Study

Asana is a project management tool used by top companies worldwide.

Examples of Japanese companies are posted on the Japanese website.

They include Google, Spotify, airbnb, UBER, Facebook, twitter, PayPal, Slack, Salesforce, NASA, and many of the world’s top companies.

In Japan, famous companies such as Nikkei, Rakuten, CyberAgent and NTT Data have introduced it.

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How to register Asana

You can register Asana by email address from the official page.

If you enter your email address, you will receive a confirmation email.

If you click the link banner in the confirmation mail, the registration screen will be displayed, so you can proceed with registration from here.

Click “Try dor free” immediately.

First, enter the profile.

When you finish entering your information, the screen will change to the input screen about the team.

When all the input is completed, the screen will change to the settlement screen.

Currently a 30 day free trial is available (As of September 2019).

After the payment, the Thanksgiving page appears.

You can now use Asana.


How to use Asana

Here are the basics of using Asana.

When you log in, it is the main page.


launch a new project

You will start the project.

Click “New Project” on the screen.

There are different templates for projects depending on their purpose.

For example, there are various templates from development to marketing to human resources, and from 1 on 1 to setup.


There is also a template for target management such as OKR.

For example, there is even a template for managing company-wide goals such as OKR.


Assign a task

Once you have created a project, you can register the tasks that will occur in that project.

Tasks can be assigned to people, due dates, importance, and so on.

Manage Tasks on Kanban Board

Configured tasks can be managed using the kanban board method.

If you want to know more about the Kanban system, please read this column.

What is the Kanban System? Kanban Benefits of Project Management


You can move the kanban board by dragging and dropping.



Intuitively managed with timeline features

When you set a due date for a task, it is automatically added to the timeline.

Organize your project tasks in a more intuitive way by organizing them chronologically with color coding for roles, categories, and so on.

project tracking

Asana allows you to visualize the entire project while keeping track of each task.

For example, you can see at a glance how many tasks have been completed or overdue.

Integrate external apps with Asana

Asana can work with external applications to increase project efficiency.

Tools for external collaboration are organized on this page.

There are over 1,000 external apps that can be integrated with Asana.

In other words, it works with almost any app.


The main applications that can be linked are as follows.


  • Slack
  • Dropbox
  • GoogleDrive
  • GoogleCalender
  • GoogleSheets
  • Trello
  • Evernote
  • Zendesk
  • Jira
  • Gmail
  • Confluence

Asana Pricing

Here is the pricing structure for Asana.

Asana offers four pricing plans: Basic, Premium, Business and Enterprise.


  • Basic: Free: Consumer
  • Premium: ¥1200/month/user * single project recommended
  • Business: 2700/month/users * Multiple projects recommended
  • Enteprise: Personalization: More support and management


And finally,

This concludes our introduction to the Asana project management tool.

Asana makes project management more intuitive.


U-TILLY shows you the tools you can use in your project.

Please read this article if you like.

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