Request a project

You can request a project for approval before you start working on it. This creates a project with a status of Idea. We recommend building a Business Case for your project to outline some of the key points you want to achieve by completing it, as well as to present to your management your labor and expense budget.

You can request a project when you add a new project in the following areas of Adobe Workfront:

  • In the Projects area
  • In the Projects area of a Portfolio
  • In the Projects area of a Program
  • In the Groups area for the group of the project, when you are a group administrator.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*


Adobe Workfront license*


Access level*

Edit access to Projects


If you still don’t have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information about access to projects, see Grant access to projects. For information on how a Workfront administrator can change your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

When you create a project request you automatically receive Manage permissions to the project

For information about project permissions, see Share a project in Adobe Workfront.

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects .

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Request a project

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Click the Main Menu , click Projects, then expand New Project.
    • Go to a portfolio, then expand New Project.
    • Go to a program, then expand New Project.
    • If you are a group administrator, you can also create a project in the Projects section of a group you manage. For more information, see Create and modify a group’s projects.
  2. Click Request Project.

  3. Do one of the following:

    The project you request has a status of Requested and it displays on the Requested Projects tab of a Portfolio, if you associated it with a Portfolio. A portfolio manager can now review it and either approve it or reject it, in which case the status of the project changes to either Approved or Rejected.

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