Update Condition for a project

The Condition of a project is a flag placed on it to indicate whether the work associated with it is going smoothly or whether you have encountered any roadblocks. This is different than the Status of the project, which indicates whether you are actively working on it or not.

You can set the Condition of a project either automatically or manually. In order to change the Condition of a project manually, you must be the Project Owner or have Manage rights to it.

The Adobe Workfront administrator can create custom Conditions for your environment, as described in Create or edit a custom condition.

Access requirements

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

Adobe Workfront plan
Adobe Workfront license*

For the new licenses:


For current licenses:

  • Plan
Access level configurations

View or higher access to projects

Edit access to tasks and issues

Object permissions

View or higher permissions on tasks and issues to view their Condition

Manage permissions on tasks and issues to update the Condition

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator. For information, see Access requirements in Workfront documentation.

Automatically set the Condition

Automatically setting the Condition of a project is determined by the Condition Type of the project. The Condition Type must be set to Progress Status for Workfront to automatically set the Condition of the Project.

Your Workfront or Group administrator determines the default of the Condition Type field for new projects in your system when setting project preferences in the Setup area. For more information, see Configure system-wide project preferences.

When you create a project, the Condition of the project is automatically set to match the Progress Status of the project at that time. The Progress Status of the project is based on the progress of the tasks on the project.

For information about project conditions and how they are calculated based on Progress Status, see Project Progress Status overview.

Manually update the Condition for a project

If you set your project’s Condition Type to Manual instead of Progress Status, you can manually update the Condition of a project.

  1. Go to the project for which you want to update the Condition.

  2. Click the Project Details section in the left panel.

  3. Ensure that the Condition Type field is set to Manual.

  4. In the Condition field, select from the following options the one that matches your understanding of whether the work associated with it is going smoothly or whether there are any delays:

    • On Target
    • At Risk
    • In Trouble

    For more information about project conditions, see Overview of Project Condition and Condition Type.

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    Conditions can be customized for your environment, so you may find more than three options for Condition in your environment. The names of the Conditions might be different than the ones listed above. For information about customizing Conditions in Workfront, see Create or edit a custom condition.
  5. Click Save Changes.