Create a new project when you have identified work to be done that has its own distinct character, dependencies or schedule.

What constitutes a project depends on your organization. Some organizations favor a small number of big, centralized projects. Others prefer a larger number of smaller, specialized projects. Your site administrator can help you decide if your work should be part of a larger project or a project of its own.

A project is a workspace where people can use the CollabNet TeamForge applications to collaborate and to create, store, and share data.

All the work you do with CollabNet TeamForge is organized into projects. Any registered CollabNet TeamForge user can create a project, subject to approval by a CollabNet site administrator. After a new project is approved, the project creator can configure project applications, add project members, and create and assign roles to govern each user’s individual access permissions and the access permissions of groups of users. A registered CollabNet can also request membership in any CollabNet project. Requests to join projects are submitted to the project’s administrators for approval.

How CollabNet TeamForge projects are organized is up to you and your organization. You might choose to create one large, centralized CollabNet TeamForge project in which to manage all of your organization’s development work. Or you might choose instead to create a number of smaller projects for each team or sub-project.

Any registered user on the site can create a project, subject to approval by a CollabNet TeamForge site administrator.

You can use a project template to pre-populate new projects with the structure and configuration of an existing project.

When you create a project, it is submitted to the CollabNet TeamForge administrator for approval. You will receive an email notification when the site administrator approves or rejects your project. When your project is approved, you are assigned the Founder Project Admin role and made a project administrator. You can access the project from My Projects or View All Projects menu option under My Workspace.

  1. Access the Projects page through either of the following ways:
    • Go to My Workspace > View All Projects
    • Go to My Page > Projects.
  2. Click Create New Project.

  3. On the Create Project page, give the project a name and a brief description.
    • The name will appear in project lists and on the project’s home page.
    • A terse description is recommended. There will be unlimited room to discuss the project’s aims and methods in detail on the project pages themselves.
  4. Provide a URL name for the project, if you want the URL for the project to be different from the internal project name.

    If you do not enter a URL name, the project URL will be the same as the project name.

  5. If your site administrator has provided project templates (see Create a Project Template), select the appropriate one for your new project.

    Project templates give you ready-made artifact types, work flow support, user roles and other start-up content appropriate to the kind of project you are creating.

  6. Click Create. The project is submitted to the TeamForge site administrator for approval. You will receive an email notification when the site administrator approves or rejects your project. When your project is approved, you can get to it from your MY PROJECTS tab available under PROJECTS menu in the My Workspace page or from the Projects menu in your navigation bar.