Navigating within a Portfolio


In Workfront, a portfolio represents a collection of projects that compete for the same resources, budget, schedule, and priority. The primary purpose of the portfolio is to assist executives and project managers in selecting to work on projects that provide the most benefit to an organization.

For more information about portfolios, see "Understanding Portfolios."

To access a portfolio and navigate within it:


  1. Navigate to the Projects area in your Global Navigation Bar.
  2. Select the Portfolios tab.
  3. Select any of the following sub-tabs:
    • Portfolios I Own: Includes a list of portfolios for which you are designated as the Portfolio Manager.
    • All Portfolios: Includes all portfolios for which you have at least access to View. 
      For more information about access to Portfolios, see "Access Levels by License Type."
      For more information about permissions to Portfolios, see "Portfolio Permissions."
      To add new portfolios, see "Creating Portfolios."
  4. Click the name of a portfolio to access it.
    The following portfolio performance metrics are displayed in the Portfolio Details area inside a portfolio:
    • Whether the portfolio is On Time
    • Whether the portfolio is On Budget
    • The Return on Investment (ROI)
    • The portfolio Alignment
    • The portfolio Net Value
  5. (Optional) Select the Projects tab to view projects associated with the selected portfolio, then select any of the following sub-tabs: 
    • Active Projects: Includes all projects associated with the selected portfolio which are in the following statuses:
      - Planning
      - Approved
      - Current
    • Requested Projects: Includes projects associated with the selected portfolio with a status of Requested.
      For more information about reviewing Requested projects, see "Reviewing Requested Projects."
    • All Projects: Includes all projects associated with the selected portfolio.
      NOTE To see only specific projects, consider creating a project filter in the Filter drop-down menu at the top of the list of projects to decrease the number of projects displayed. 
      For more information about creating filters, see "Creating and Customizing Filters."
  6. (Optional) Select the Programs tab to create Programs within the portfolio or manage existing ones.
    For more information about programs, see the "Creating and Managing Programs" section.
  7. (Optional) Select the Portfolio Details tab to specify new portfolio details or to attach custom forms to the portfolio.
  8. (Optional) Select the Portfolio Optimization tab to optimize the performance of the portfolio.
    For more information about using the Portfolio Optimizer, see the "Using the Portfolio Optimizer" section. 
  9. (Optional) Select the Documents tab to attach documents to the portfolio.
  10. (Optional) Select the Updates sub-tab to add comments to the update stream of the portfolio. 
  11. (Optional) Click Portfolio Actions to do one of the following:
    • Delete the portfolio.
      IMPORTANT This will not delete the projects associated with the portfolio. This removes the name of the portfolio from the projects currently associated with it. 
    • Share the portfolio with other users.
    • Add the portfolio to your Favorites list.


This article will need to be further revised and maybe merged into Understanding Portfolios?! (other?!). 

This article last updated on 2019-02-15 10:28:23 UTC