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Understanding Priority On Projects

Understanding Project Priorities

There are several ways to use priorities for projects and they do not communicate with one another. We recommend that you select one of the priorities for projects that matches your needs and refer to it when you categorize the importance of your projects. 

The following are types of priorities you can use to rank projects in Workfront:

  • The Project Priority field: You can manually assign a Priority to a project.
    For more information about the Project Priority field, see "Updating the Project Priority Field."
  • The priority of a project in the Portfolio Optimizer, if the project is associated with a portfolio: 
    For more information about the priority of a project in the Portfolio Optimizer, see "Prioritizing Projects in the Portfolio Optimizer."
  • The priority of a project in the Resource Planner: You can manually prioritize projects in the Resource Planner, to indicate which projects should receive resources first. 
    For more information about prioritizing projects in the Resource Planner, see the "Project Planning Priority" section in "Understanding the Areas of the Resource Planner."

Updating the Project Priority Field

You can associate a Priority with projects in Workfront. Tasks and issues also have Priorities. 

Your system administrator defines the Priorities available in Workfront. After they establish them, they are available for you to associate with projects. 

For more information about creating Priorities in Workfront, see "Customizing and Creating Priorities."

You must have Manage permissions on a project to be able to update its Priority.

When you update the Priority field of a project, this Priority does not transfer to the Portfolio Optimizer or the Resource Planner. 

These values are used primarily for reporting purposes.
For example, you can search for all projects that have the priority value of Urgent. 

You can update the Priority of Projects in the following areas of Workfront:

  • In the Edit Project dialog box.
  • In the Project Details tab of a project.
  • In a project list or report.

To update the Project Priority in the Project Details tab: 

  1. Navigate to the project whose Priority you want to update.
  2. Select the Project Details tab, then the Overview sub-tab.
  3. Click Edit Overview.
  4. In the Priority field, select from the following options:
    None
    Low
    Normal
    High
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  5. Click Save.
    You must communicate with other users and have an understanding what each level of priority means for the project. 

This article last updated on 2018-04-03 20:04:38 UTC