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Find Your Way Around ProjectPlace

Navigating ProjectPlace

Use ProjectPlace tools and resources to help get work done. Navigate a variety of tools, workspaces, and other resources associated with your user account. 


Use the tool selector selector.png to access the following resources. Note that tool options differ between users, depending on the current plan you use and the access rights that have been assigned to you.

  • My overview helps you understand the status of you and your team's work. Every time you log into ProjectPlace, you will land on this page.
  • My teams provides an overview of all of the teams you are a member of.
  • Workspaces is the most commonly used tool; this is where you will find all your workspaces.
  • Time reporting permits users to report time when working with cards and activities associated with a project you are working on.
  • Portfolios allows users to follow up on status for a group of project workspaces.
  • Workload provides for the ability to follow up on the workload of account members. 
  • Requests allows account administrators to become aware of and handle incoming workspace requests.
  • Account administration allows account administrators to manage users and workspaces within the account. 
  • Workspace templates can be used to create a predefined structure and work method to use as a base when creating new workspaces.
  1. The tool indicator ToolIndicator.png tells you which tool you're currently using. If you selected the Workspaces tool, the indicator is a dropdown menu where you can select any workspace of which you are a member.
  2. Search documents, document tags, folders, boards, cards, milestones, and activities in all workspaces you are a member of, and apply filters to make search results more relevant. Learn more.
  3. Start Zoom meeting helps you save time and collaborate over geographical distances.
  4. Use the Knowledge center KnowledgeCenter.png to access product help, contact support, get training, read product updates, and give feedback.
  5. Notifications provides alerts when events occur in your workspaces. Click a notification to navigate to the corresponding area in ProjectPlace (for example, if a card is due today, you can click the notification to navigate to that card.) You can also respond to meeting requests, set reminders on notifications, mark notifications as important, mark notifications as read/unread, and delete notifications.
  6. Your Personal menu includes settings to add a user's personal information. You can select a variety of settings helping each user personalize the way you use ProjectPlace. If you need to log out of ProjectPlace, navigate to the Personal menu.

My Overview

Every time you log in to ProjectPlace, you will land on the My overview page. This is where you will find all of the work that needs to be completed, and from here you can get to where you need to be. 


In my Overview you find the following widgets which are enabled by default:

  1. My Profile shows your avatar, name and workload status. From here you can also set your workload status.
  2. The Recent boards section includes a list with the five most recently boards you have visited. 
  3. The Recent documents section provides a list of the documents you have last read or edited. 
  4. On the Workspaces widget, the Recent workspaces tab provides a list with the workspaces you have most recently visited. The My workspaces tab provides a list of workspaces that you own, and the Workspaces I am a member of tab lists the workspaces you are a member of.
  5. The Meetings widget lets you know which meetings you're scheduled to attend today, as well as all your upcoming meetings
  6. The My work widget includes a list of work assigned to you, as well as your personal tasks. Learn more about how to keep track of work
  7. The Following widget includes a list of cards you are following.
  8. Notes is where you can add your personal note. This note is only be visible to you.
  9. Workload will present your daily workload over the last 30 days.

Customize My Overview

You can customize your widgets' layout and also the background of My overview.

Customize view

To edit the My overview page, click the More options More.png menu in the upper right of the menu bar, and then select Customize view. In this view you can:

  • Select which widgets you want to appear on the page by dragging them on or off the dashboard.
  • Arrange widgets on the page by dragging and dropping them to the desired position.
  • Resize individual widgets by clicking the lower right corner and dragging and dropping to the desired size.

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Edit background

You can also change the background color of My overview and add a custom image, if desired. Click the More options More.png menu in the upper right of the menu bar, and then select Edit background.

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My Teams

From My teams, you can access an overview of all of the teams you are a member of. On each team overview page, you can also edit the team page to customize the size and position of the widgets to prioritize what is most important to the team, and also create new teams. Learn more about Working with teams.

My Teams Image

  1. Use the dropdown menu to select the team for which you want to view an overview.
  2. Click the More icon More.png on the far right to update the team page's banner image, rearrange widgets, resize widgets, or collapse widgets.


  1. The Members section includes a list of members included in the team, and their individual workload trend charts.
  2. The Team Workload trend widget displays the team's total workload over time (including assignments in non-Team workspaces).
  3. The Workspaces connected to the team section includes a list of workspaces connected to the team. To add a workspace to this list, the Team needs to be invited to the workspace. Learn more by visiting Work with members and groups.
  4. Use the Message Board widget to communicate with your team members.
  5. The Pinned Boards widget displays boards you've added to the widget for quick access, and basic statistics about those boards. Only boards from workspaces connected to the team can be pinned to this widget.
  6. The Team Assignments widget includes a list of the work team members are assigned to in the workspaces that the team is connected to, including active requests.

Get to Know the Workspace

The workspace overview allows users to quickly and easily find important information about the workspace and provides the work status of your project at any moment.

An overview of project Overview that contains numbers which explains the features and information you can find.

  1. The Workspace name, the name of the account the workspace belongs to, and the workspace description (such as its purpose and goals) are found in this section. 

  2. See recent workspace member conversations in the Conversations tool. 

  3. The Meetings section displays your upcoming meetings. From here, you can click Create new to create a new meeting, or Go to Meetings to access the Meetings tool.

  4. The Milestones sections helps you review upcoming and overdue milestones. 

  5. This dashboard provides progress for both Cards and Activities. Click the Cards tab to see a summary status of cards and get the same type of information by clicking the Activities tab for activities. Hover the cursor over the legend to get more detailed information. Click the Dashboard Full View icon Dashboard full view icon.png to access a full screen view with a variety of charts providing a graphical view of ongoing work progress.

  6. The Members section identifies workspace members. Click a member's avatar to access member contact information. 

  7. The Recent documents tab includes information from the Documents tool.  You will have instant access to see those documents that have been added or edited during the last ten days. The list includes the name of the document that was added or edited, the type of edits that were made, who the edits were made by, and when the edits were made.

  8. The Ongoing activities tab lets you review activities from the Plan tool that are currently being worked on. 

  9. The Scheduled work tab includes the work in progress from cards, issues, and meetings that are currently scheduled. 

  10. Select one of these ProjectPlace tools (Overview, Conversations, Plan, Board, Documents, WhiteboardsMeetings, IssuesMembers, Status, Reports, Templates, and Administration) to get your work done.

  11. The Issues and Risks widget lets you review current issues and risks in the workspace.

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