21.4 Resource Management enhancements

This page describes all Resource Management enhancements made with the 21.4 release to the Preview environment. These enhancements will be made available in the Production environment the week of October 4, 2021.

For a list of all changes available with the 21.4 release, see 21.4 Release overview.

Make fast assignments in the Workload Balancer

You can now efficiently balance resources in the Workload Balancer with minimum clicks by dragging an item from the Unassigned area and dropping it on a user’s line in the Assigned area. Using drag-and-drop, you can also unassign items from users and move them back to the Unassigned area, as well as move them to other users.

Prior to this enhancement, you could only assign items by clicking the More menu of a task or an issue, then using the Assign option. Now, the Planned Hours allocated to the user update in real-time while dragging the tasks.

For information about assigning work items in the Workload Balancer, see Overview of assigning work in the Workload Balancer.

New default option for Workload Balancer

As part of our effort to deprecate scheduling and make the Workload Balancer Workfront’s main resource assignment tool, we have made the Workfront Balancer the default option for all new users. Currently, Scheduling is the default option. This change applies to all areas where you can access Scheduling from which include the Resourcing area (in the new Adobe Workfront experience) or in the People area (in Adobe Workfront Classic), as well as at the project and team level.

New filter experience in the Workload Balancer

This feature was released to the Preview environment on September 16, 2021.

We have redesigned the filter experience in the Workload Balancer to include the following additional functionality:

  • Easier, more streamlined user interface that matches the new Workfront experience
  • Additional fields that you can filter by
  • Ability to duplicate a filter
  • Sharing filters with other users

For more information, see Manage filters in the Workload Balancer.

With the filter updates, we have eliminated the All work items and This project’s work items built-in filters in the Workload Balancer of a project.