You can assign tasks to or unassign tasks from users, teams, or job roles. You can assign multiple resources at the same time, or just one resource. You can assign one task at a time, or multiple tasks in bulk.
You can assign multiple users or job roles, and you can assign only one team. You can assign only active users, job roles, and teams.
If a user, job role, or a team was assigned before they were deactivated, they remain assigned to the work item. In this case, we recommend the following:
This article contains general information about the impact of modifying task assignments. For information about how to assign tasks, see the following articles:
For information about modifying assignments on multiple tasks in the Scheduling area, see Modify multiple users assignments to tasks in the Scheduling areas.
For information about assigning tasks using the Workload Balancer, see Overview of assigning work in the Workload Balancer.
Some information in this article also applies to assignments to issues. For more information about assigning issues, and additional considerations, see Modify issue assignments overview.
You might want to modify the user assignments for tasks for a variety of reasons, including the following:
Users join or leave your team
A user takes a vacation that extends beyond task due dates
When assigning users to work, their availability according to their schedules affects the Planned and Projected Dates of tasks. For information about schedules, see Create a schedule.
A specific role or user is set as the assignee for multiple tasks and you want to quickly modify all items to be assigned to a different user or role
Consider the following when assigning multiple resources to a work item:
Users can have more than one job role associated with their profile. For information about associating users with job roles, see Edit a user’s profile.
Tasks or issues are usually first assigned to one or multiple job roles or to a team. When projects are ready to start, they might need to also be assigned to users.
If a task or an issue is assigned to one or multiple roles and then you also assign a user, Adobe Workfront decides which job role to associate with the additional user (if any) according to the following rules:
If a task or an issue is assigned to a team and you also assign a user, the task or issue remains assigned to both the team and the user.
Removing users can affect task hours and allocation percentages. The effect that removing a user has on the task depends on the Duration Type that was selected for the task. For information about Duration Type, see Overview of Task Duration and Duration Type.
When you delete a user from a task with the following Duration Types:
Simple: The planned hours assigned to that user are subtracted from the task’s total planned hours.
This could negatively affect your project plan because it changes the total planned hours for the task and the project.
Effort Driven: The allocation percentage does not change for other users.
Calculated Assignment: The allocation percentages of other users are adjusted so that the total equals 100%.
Calculated Work: The allocation percentage does not change for other users.
You can remove assignments from one task at a time, or you can remove assignments from multiple tasks in bulk.
For more information about removing assignments from tasks in bulk, see Modify multiple user assignments in a task list.
Consider the following when removing assignments from tasks: