Customize your project portfolio by editing or creating project status + project health combinations. Some definitions to help keep things straight:
- Project status is the top-level description that indicates whether the project is active, on hold, (planned for the) future, or closed.
- Project health is a subset of project status. For example, a future project could have a health of approved, not approved, speculative, etc.
Important: The ability to edit or create new status + health combinations is only available to Plus or Pro subscription plans.
Settings > Projects > Project Status + Health
For each project status, you can create as many health categories (A) as you'd like, as well as assign a color (B). The colors are displayed on Gantt charts, Projects tab, and the Project 360 page. You have the option to allow users to overwrite the assigned Gantt chart color (C). Allowing users to overwrite the color is limited to just the Gantt chart color.
Excluding Resource Assignments
When editing or creating a new status + health combination, you have the option to exclude resource assignments from resource forecasting calculations and the Resource 360 page (A). This may be useful if you are constructing a project that has not yet been approved.
Previous Project Health Column
Track the previous or trailing project health from the Projects tab. Manage project status (A) separately from the current project health (B). The previous project health column (C) displays the most recent or trailing health. Expanding the project row displays the date of the last change, as well as the number of days since that change (D).
Mapping Roadmap Project Status to Basecamp
- Basecamp (new) only supports Active or Archived (closed). Roadmap statuses of On Hold or Future map to Active.
- Basecamp Classic supports Active, On Hold, and Archived (closed). Future projects in Roadmap map to Active.