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Projects: Projects I own link

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Hello, Does anyone know if there is a way to remove or hide the "Projects I Own" link under Projects? We're not needing it and are concerned it will be a source of confusion for people once we roll out our instance of Workfront to our group. I don't get the purpose of having "Projects I Own" and "Projects I'm on" together. Doesn't it stand to reason that if I "own" a project, I'm automatically "on" a project? Thanks, ~Dave Dave Breiter Graphic Design Work Group Leader Bolton & Menk, Inc.
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I don't believe there is a way. But we haven't had an issue or confusion with it. Think of it like a Filter. Projects I own – I am the Project Owner (aka PM). Project I'm On - is where I'm assigned to one or more Tasks in a project. You can view either at your leisure. Or View All. Honestly I hardly ever use it. I have my projects marked as a Favorite and if I'm searching for a project I use the Search function. Perhaps others use it more, but it hasn't caused any problems for us. Vic Alejandro, PMP, CSM | IT | Sr. IT Project Manager Denver Water | t: (303-628-7262) | c: (303-319-6473) "http://www.denverwater.org/"> http://www.denverwater.org INTEGRITY | VISION | PASSION | EXCELLENCE | RESPECT

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There's no way to hide Projects I own on the default Projects tab that I know of. However, you can create new tabs with dashboards that mimic the Projects tab minus things that you don't like. You then make it the first tab under Global Projects so that's what the user sees as default and maybe hide the default project tab if you want. Regards. Polly Co

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Hi Dave, I agree with Vic, but if the "Projects I Own" tab does become too confusing for a particular user (e.g. "Doug"), I suggest you create a Project called "...Psst! Doug: click All Projects, two tabs over..." and assign that the user as the Project Owner. When sorted, the "..." prefix will make it float to the top of the list. Regards, Doug Doug Den Hoed - AtAppStore Got Skills? Lend a hand! https://community.workfront.com/participate/unanswered-threads

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Ow! My tongue was so far in my cheek on that last one that I bit it! I like Polly's answer much better, and would like to change my vote. Regards, Doug Doug Den Hoed - AtAppStore Got Skills? Lend a hand! https://community.workfront.com/participate/unanswered-threads

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While Doug's solution was certainly more creative, I think I'm going to have to go with Polly's. Thanks for the advice Polly and the laugh Doug. Dave Breiter Bolton & Menk

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Hi Dave, Our team has managers who submit project requests (i.e. they own the project) but do not have any tasks for the project. Tasks are "projects I'm on" for our designers, developers etc. Our team really likes the clarity of the three tabs. We rolled out Workfront with very little adjustments on the front end and have found no issues. IMHO I think it's possible to overthink the issues users will have when learning Workfront. Aileen Aileen Taylor Cell Signaling Technology

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Were getting ready to roll out in May and I know this tab may be an issue, but again I could be over thinking the situation and my designers and writers will adjust accordingly, if not I can take Polly's advice and add a new tab less the items that may be causing confusion. Stephen Jonas Manager, Communications Resources & Programs Hawaii Medical Service Association

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Yeah the one nice thing you may find about Workfront as a product is it's pretty configurable to display what you want people to see. The Filters, Views and Reporting etc. are very strong and very helpful. Vic Alejandro, PMP, CSM | IT | Sr. IT Project Manager Denver Water | t: (303-628-7262) | c: (303-319-6473) "http://www.denverwater.org/"> http://www.denverwater.org INTEGRITY | VISION | PASSION | EXCELLENCE | RESPECT

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We've buried the default Projects tab and are using dashboards in our custom layouts almost exclusively. It's made a world of difference for the users, as we put a good amount of thought into the content and appearance of the dashboards. My biggest gripe is that by making a dashboard the default interface for users, you lose the ability to broaden results outside your default report filters. For example, I have a project report that by default shows all open projects. But, from time to time I want to see all closed projects using the same view and groupings. If I change the report's filter to "All Closed Projects," my report now has zero results, because it's filtering for projects that are at the same time, open and closed. My only option is go to the system's projects tab and apply the filter, view, and grouping there (presuming I built them outside of the report interface in the first place). For users who aren't very proficient with the system, it defeats the purpose of giving them polished custom layouts. I understand there are plenty of arguments in favor of refining results; this is just my long winded way of saying I wish we could choose whether to refine OR apply a new filter to the current report. William English