To make it easier to start projects, provide project templates based on existing projects.

A project template is used to populate new projects with the structure and configuration of the Source project. It can also include the actual content of the project it is based on, such as tasks, tracker items and documents.

When you create a project template, it is available only to projects on your own site. To make it available more widely, you can export the project template and share it with others. Ask your CollabNet representative for more information about doing this.

The access settings for a project template are the same as the access settings for the project on which the template is based. For example:

If you create a template from a project that has hidden applications, any project you create from that template will have the same applications hidden.

If you create a template from a project that is private, any project created from that template will also be private.
  1. Set up the project that will serve as the basis for the new project template.
  2. Click Project Admin from the Project Home menu.
  3. On the Project Settings page, click Create Project Template.
  4. Write a name and description for the template.
  5. Every new project includes the following project related components. Choose the items that you want to make available in new projects that are created from this template.

    • Trackers component into which you can add new trackers.
    • Planning Folder into which you can add new planning folders.
    • Tasks into which you can add more task folders and tasks.
    • File Releases into which you can add packages and releases.
    • Documents folder into which you can add more document folders and documents.
    • Wiki into which you can add wiki pages to share project informaiton.
    • Discussions into which you can add discussion forums and respective discussions.
    • Teams into which you can add project teams and the members.
    • Task Board which you can configure to see a set of tasks for each project.
    • Kanban Board which you can configure to see different stages of your project development activities, specify workflow constraints for each state and map them to your tracker statuses.

    If you wish, you can include the actual project components from the current project’s components.

  6. Click OK.

The project template is created. The template is available to all users who have the required permission to create new projects. When the templates are used, the number of projects associated to individual template is displayed in the projects created field.

The template name and description appear on the Template tab of the Projects list, accessible from your personal navigation bar.