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Portfolio Basics

Portfolios are sets of project snapshots that are brought together to perform analysis. A portfolio can include snapshots from any number of projects. In additions, you can have any number of snapshots from the same project to explore different versions of the project in the context of your other projects.

Examples of project data can appear in your portfolio are:

  • Latest published data (LPD)
  • Named snapshots
  • Labeled snaphots
  • Dated snapshots

Portfolios also includes global data that applies across all of your projects, such as Current Year or FTE rates.

There are two types of portfolio:

  • Static - Static portfolios remain fixed. Snapshots remain in the portfolio until you remove them.
  • Dynamic - Dynamic portfolios grow or shrink as snapshots meet the portfolio's criteria or stop meeting the criteria.

In both types of portfolio, the portfolio reports update when the underlying projects are updated, unless the snapshots for that project are dated or labeled snapshots.

The differences between these types are listed in the table below:

  Static Dynamic
Where can snapshots come from?

Can add snapshots by selecting from a list or from another portfolio

Can add snapshots by using either attributes, project name, from a list or from another portfolio

Who can configure the portfolio?

Can be configured by all users that have portfolio configuration permission

Can only be configured by users who have access to all projects in the system

When are snapshots updated in the portfolio?

Snapshots do not get removed from the portfolio unless user removes it explicitly

Snapshots automatically get added / removed as they match or stop matching the rules

How are inactive projects handled?

You can elect to keep snapshots of inactive projects in static portfolios

Snapshots of inactive projects automatically drop out of dynamic portfolios

Creating Portfolios

Portfolios can be created from your Planview Advisor Home page or from the Portfolios page. In additional to instructions below, you can watch a tutorial video on portfolio creation.

To create a new portfolio:
  1. Click the New icon. On the Home page, this is in the Portfolios table, next to the table title. On the Portfolios page, this is at the top of the page, beneath the main navigation.

  2. Enter a Name for the portfolio.

  3. Select an Owner. By default, you are assigned as the owner.

  4. Enter a Description.

  5. (Optional) In the Load global 'As Of' field, enter a date for the last published global data you want to use in this portfolio. If you do not enter a date, the most recent global data will be used.

  6. Select the Type of portfolio.

  7. Click Create Portfolio in the page header.

This creates the portfolio and you can now begin adding snapshots to it.

To add projects to a static portfolio:
  1. In the Edit Portfolio Contents section, select the snapshots you want to include by clicking on checkboxes next to each snapshot.
  2. (Optional) In upper-right corner, you can select an existing portfolio to add snapshots from. Select the portfolio and click Add.
  3. Click Save Portfolio in the page header.

Your selected snapshots will be added to the portfolio.

To add snapshots to a dynamic portfolio:
  1. In the Edit Portfolio Contents section, build a rule. Projects that match the rule will be added to the portfolio.
    1. Select either Project, Attribute, of Another Portfolio.
    2. Select one or more items of that type.
    3. Select a snapshot type, if applicable.
    4. Select an operator (Or, And, or Not)



      Your first rule must have an Or operator. Otherwise, no snapshots will be returned.


    5. Click Add Rule.
  2. (Optional) You can add specific snapshots directly by clicking pick from a master table fo all snapshots. 
  3. Repeat Step 1 for each additional rule you want to add to narrow the matching snapshot results.
  4. Click Save Portfolio in the page header.

All snapshots that match the rules you configured will be included in the portfolio. New snapshots will automatically be added when they match the rules and existing snapshots will be removed if they stop matching the rules.

To edit the portfolio's permissions:
  1. Click Edit Portfolio Permissions.
  2. Choose if the portfolio is Private or Public.
    • Private portfolios are only visible to the portfolio creator, admins, and user who have been given permission to see them. New portfolios are private by default.
    • Public portfolios are automatically visible to all user that have access to all projects contained in the portfolio.
  3. Add Specific User Permissions.
    • Select individual users to be reviewers.
    • Select individual users to be publishers.
  4. Add Specific Group Permissions.
    • Select groups to be reviewers.
    • Select groups to be publishers.
  5. Click Save Portfolio in the page header.

Configuring Existing Portfolios

Existing portfolios can be configured by navigation to their Home pages. From the Configure Portfolio page, you can edit a portfolio's properties or contents using the steps outline above.

To convert a portfolio:
  1. Click Convert Portfolio.
  2. Use one of the buttons to switch the existing snapshots for another type. The buttons are:
    • Convert to a portfolio of named snaphots
    • Convert to an historical portfolio
    • Convert to labeled data portfolio
    • Convert to a portfolio of the latest published data
    • Make this portfolio Static (visible in dynamic portfolios)
    • Make this portfolio Dynamic (visible in static portfolios)
  3. Click Save Portfolio in the page header.