Your organization must purchase an additional license for the Adobe Workfront Scenario Planner so that you can view initiative information on a project. For information about obtaining the Workfront Scenario Planner, see Access needed to use the Scenario Planner .
You can connect projects with initiatives to ensure your strategic plans and the actual work are in sync. As you outline your strategic plans and initiatives in the Scenario Planner and you plan the actual work in a project, you can ensure your resources on both the project and the initiatives match, so you won’t either overallocate or underutilize them.
Before you begin, you must have the following:
A plan in the Scenario Planner with an initiative connected to a project.
Required job role allocations for the initiative.
Tasks or issues on the project that have Planned Hours and are assigned to one of the following:
You can create initiatives and connect them to projects only if your organization has purchased an additional license for the Workfront Scenario Planner.
You can connect projects with initiatives by doing one of the following:
Import projects into a plan, as new initiatives
For more information, see Import projects to plans in the Scenario Planner.
Publish initiatives to projects
For more information, see Update or create projects by publishing initiatives in the Scenario Planner .
Both processes create a connection between the projects and their corresponding initiatives. After connecting them, you can manage their resource allocations by comparing them and ensuring that they match.
You can view initiatives, connect them to projects, and view their resource allocations on a project only if your organization has purchased an additional license for the Workfront Scenario Planner.
You can assign users, teams, and job roles to work items on a project and you can assign job roles to initiatives. As a result, you can only reconcile job roles between projects and initiatives.
To reconcile the users’ time on a project with role allocations on the initiatives you must associate users with job roles.
You can view initiative job role allocation on a linked project in the following areas of the project:
Scenario Planner section of the Project Details area on a project. For more information, see the following articles:
You cannot see job role information from the project and the initiative side-by-side in the Scenario Planner section of the Project Details.
The Role Allocation panel in the following areas:
Workload Balancer of the project
For information about how to view and reconcile the allocations of roles between the initiative and the linked project in the Workload Balancer, see Show role allocation for projects and initiatives in the Workload Balancer.
For information about how to reconcile the allocations of roles between the initiative and the linked project in the Tasks section, see Show role allocation for projects and initiatives in the task list.
You can see job role information from the project and the initiative side-by-side in Role Allocation panel.
You cannot view job role allocation for a project on a linked initiative. For more information, see Import projects to plans in the Scenario Planner.