When you have your program created and completely configured, you can start adding projects into it. You will need the program administrator or Amplify administrator privileges to be able to do this.
You can use the pre-configured classification templates within your program to create projects. When you create a project using a classification, all of the program items enabled for the classification, including impacts, costs, RAID items, tasks, goals and resources will be made available for the project.
On the add project form, you can also specify which organisational or reporting group to add it.
To add a project to your program:
- Navigate to the Projects tab in your program.
- Click on the New button on the right-hand side.
This will display the Create form. You can select the classification or template to base your project definition. You'll also see fields to specify the groups to add it.
- Enter Name and Description.
- Select the Classification as a project.
- Select a Start Date.
- Select an End Date.
Amplify automatically recalculates the project duration based on the updated schedule duration if the schedule is extended beyond the project's current end date. Similarly, if a task start date is set earlier that the project start date, Amplify will overwrite the existing Start Date to reflect the schedule's start date. The duration of benefits, costs, resources, goals and risks is also interlinked with the project's duration. See Understanding Program and Project Dates.
- Select the Owner of the project.
- Click on the Save button to create the project or select the Create another checkbox to start another project.
You will now see the project displayed under the Projects tab. The project's Properties tab shows the name, description, start and end dates and other details you entered.