I suggest investing some time in replacing Workfront's default filter set with custom filters that are tailored to your org, so users don't have to make their own. This can be done in Setup >> Interface >> List Controls. It can also be done in Custom Layouts, but is more efficient in List Controls if you want to push out to all users regardless of their layout.
I have done this across the majority of object types that can be filtered, and it has been a huge time saver.
For projects, I use three that speak to your post:
00. I'm Assigned (Status equates to Active, and my ID appears in at least one task assignment) 01. My Open Projects (Status equates to Active/Planning, and I am the owner) 02. Projects I'm On (Status equates to Active/Planning, and I'm on the project team but may or may not be assigned a task)
I've shared a few screen shots to provide other ideas, if that's helpful.
William English T-Mobile