Blueprints provide basic building blocks to help you create a work management system that grows with you. System administrators can browse the blueprints catalog and install ready-to-use project templates. Other users can browse the catalog and request installation of a blueprint. For more information, see Browse the blueprints catalog and request installation of blueprints.
Each blueprint is targeted to a department and specific maturity level to help you implement proven best practices in your system faster. The maturity levels detailed below are indicated in the blueprint catalog card and details.
Managed: Managed project templates help support the adoption of a new business process before activities and deliverables are fully accepted as a standard procedure. They contain tasks to ensure each step of the new process is being followed.
Integrated: Integrated project templates assume that business functions are supported through a standard operating procedure. Contributors to the process know the steps and tasks they need to complete to follow the process. The project templates to support this process contain fewer tasks to track only milestones and other key deliverables necessary for reporting purposes.
You can browse blueprints by use case, maturity level, installation status, and type with the filters on the right side of the catalog. Once you’ve found a blueprint that interests you, you can view details on the details page.
The blueprint type shows what’s included in the blueprint. The type is listed on the bottom of the blueprint card in the catalog. Note that a blueprint can have more than one type.
The following types of blueprints are available:
To review the current blueprints, see List of available blueprints.
Each blueprint contains a details page. From this page, you can:
The system administrator can install directly in the production environment or in sandbox environments. To learn more, see Install a blueprint or Configure a blueprint.
After installation, you might be unsure about the best next actions to take. For information, see Actions to take after installing a blueprint.
Blueprints do not replace the project templates functionality in Adobe Workfront. Blueprints are a way for you to create new templates faster to organize more of your work in Workfront.
You cannot copy or edit a blueprint. However, once you have installed the solution from a blueprint, you can modify the project template, job roles, or teams that are created from the blueprint the same way you normally update those records in the Workfront interface. Also, when you install a blueprint, the template is stored in the Templates area of Workfront and the original blueprint stays in the Blueprints area. You do not need to make a copy of the template before you begin tailoring it to your needs.
Blueprints do not remove or replace anything configured in your environment. If you intend to replace an existing template by installing a blueprint that creates a new template, we recommend that you deactivate the previous version to avoid confusion among your planners who build projects from templates.