You can use the Business Case to request a project and define the purpose, the budget, and the potential benefit for the project. The Portfolio Manager or Project Sponsor uses the information from the Business Case to analyze and prioritize the project before they approve it.
You must have the following:
|Adobe Workfront plan*||
|Adobe Workfront license*||
Plan or higher
|Access level configurations*||
Edit access to Projects, Financial Data, and Resource Management
Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.
Manage or higher permissions on the project
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.
Consider the following when requesting a project through a Business Case:
Your Adobe Workfront administrator or group administrator must enable the sections of the Business Case before they appear on your project.
For information about enabling the sections in the Business Case at the system level, see the article Configure system-wide project preferences.
For information about the areas of the Business Case, see the article Overview of the Areas of the Business Case.
You must complete all areas of the Business Case except for the Goals area if you want your project to receive a Score in the Portfolio Optimizer. Completing the Goals area is optional. The project receives a Score in the Portfolio Optimizer, even if this area is not completed.
For information about working with Scorecards and with the Portfolio Optimizer, see the article Apply a scorecard to a project and generate an Alignment Score.
Click the Main Menu icon , then click Projects.
Click New Project and select Request Project.
By default, the project is placed in the Idea status.
If the Idea status has been deleted in your Workfront instance, the project is placed in the default status for new projects as defined in the Project Preferences area. For information about setting up project preferences, see Configure system-wide project preferences.
Specify a name for your project, then press Enter.
(Optional) Click the More icon , then Attach Template, to create the Work Breakdown Structure of your project.
Start adding tasks to the project manually.
(Conditional) If you selected to attach a template, continue attaching the template to the project
Click Business Case in the left panel.
(Optional) Click Edit Project Info.
(Optional) Click Edit Goals.
(Optional) ClickEdit Expenses.
(Optional) Use the Resource Budgeting area to budget your resources and obtain the Budgeted Labor Cost associated with the job roles on the project. For more information, see Budget resources in the Business Case.
The information displayed here is the same as the information displayed in the system-level resource budgeting tools.
(Optional) Click Edit Risks to add potential risks to this project. For information about adding risks to the Business Case, see the Risks section in the article Overview of the Areas of the Business Case.
(Optional) Select aScorecard in the Add a Scorecard****to this Project drop-down menu.
Scorecards must be created before they can be attached to projects.
For more information about scorecards, see the article Apply a scorecard to a project and generate an Alignment Score.
(Optional) Select a Custom Form in the Custom Forms drop-down menu.
Custom Forms must be created before they can be attached to projects.
For more information about Custom Forms, see the article Create or edit a custom form.
The project status is changed to Requested and it is submitted to have the Business Case approved.
For more information about approving a Business Case, see the article Approve a Business Case.
(Optional) After completing the Business Case, you can export a copy of it to a .pdf file. For more information about exporting the Business Case to a .pdf file, see the section “Export the Business Case” in the article Overview of the Areas of the Business Case.