Argenta has a project
management system built in to help you plan and manage projects. While projects
can be chaotic, using a tool to help organize all your tasks, files, notes and
information in one place can help control the process.
To Add A Project
From the Argenta main
menu, on the left-hand side of the screen, select Workflow/Productivity > Projects.
This will redirect you to
the Project Management Tool.
Click the "Add New"
button above the list.
This will redirect you to
the Project Workspace screen.
Any field with a pink asterisk * indicates a required field
that must be completed before the project can be submitted.
project should be locked by either the department or team member assigned,
choose those options under Project
Permissions. These fields are optional.
Enter a title for your project in the Project Title field. This is a required field and will allow no more than 140 characters.
Enter a description for the project in the Description field. Type a brief description of the project and any important details the project owner may need to know. This is not a required field but it is recommended.
Next to the Assigned To (Team Member), click
the "Lookup" button to pop up a window allowing you to search and
select constituents designated as Board Members, Staff Members, Volunteers and
Users. These groups represent team members of your organization and
may have a project assigned. When the
look up window closes the Assigned
To field will display the corresponding ID # for the team
member primarily responsible for this project or the project owner. You will
also notice the affiliate's name displayed under the textbox. The default value
is "Unassigned*". If you do not have a project owner, you should
leave the project in the unassigned state.
the Associated Department/Division if applicable. Or you can add a new Department/Chapter if needed.
Choose a District and Precinct if applicable. These are not required.
current status for the project from the
Status drop-down list. The status field is important. It
carries the project through its life-cycle. Typically, when you enter a project
it is "New", but another status code may apply. Other status codes
Pending Initial Approval
Approved In Spec
Waiting On Client
Needs Final Approval
priority from the Priority drop down list. This field is required.
Choose the budget for the
project in the Project Budget field.
the date the project was requested or created in the Date of Request field. This
field is required.
the date the requester or project initiator would like to have the project
completed in the Desired Due
Date field. This may not be the final due date, but a
projection. This is a required field.
the actual due date. You can enter the same date as the desired due date or
indicate an actual date. The actual due date can be changed in the Project Workspace after the
project has been entered. This is a required field.
project you're entering is already complete you can enter a completion date,
otherwise leave it blank. This field is not required.
Enter the date that the project work will start on in the Project Work State Date field. This is a required field.
Enter the date that you project your work will end on this project in the Projected Work End Date field. This is a required field.
Enter the number of hours that you think this project will take in the Projected # of Work Hours field. This is a required field.
Once the project is completed enter the number of hours it took to complete the project in the Actual # of Work Hours field. This is a required field.
project has related client billing, choose YES for Is This A Client Project? This will enable the Select The Associated Client and Is Project Billable To The Client? fields.
the client from the drop-down list.
If the project
is billable to the client, choose YES in the Is Project Billable To The Client? field and enter the hourly rate in the
Client’s Hourly Rate field.
You can attach any related files or notes to this project by using the related files and notes section below.
It is important to note that you are in the project workspace. There are four other tabs across the top that allow you to build a Project Task List, Project Team, have Team Discussions and Project Check Lists:
Simply choose the tab you wish to work on once all the above information has been entered. This will open each screen and allow you to enter the project task lists, project team members, team discussions and project check lists.
Once you have entered all your details choose " Save & Exit." You will be redirected
back to the Project List. The project you entered will appear in the list where
it will appear at the top of the list with a Project Number, automatically