What is a Workspace? How do I use it?

The Workspaces application acts and functions similarly to Projects but with fewer available actions and less administration and management overhead. Workspaces function as collaborative platforms and will not have provisions for scheduling or time tracking. The following Workspace features are supported in the same way as the Projects application:

  • Feed
  • Members
  • Announcements
  • Briefcase
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Issues
  • Links
  • Workspace-level time entry
  • Workspace-level resource scheduling

Workspaces have close to the same functionality as projects except for the differences outlined below. The key differences between Workspaces and Projects are:

  • Workspaces are limited compared to projects (i.e. Workspaces will not have any ability to track start and end dates, percent complete or project statuses).
  • Custom attributes are not available in Workspaces.
  • Workspaces do not contain project plans or associated tasks.
  • Workspaces do not support Portfolios.
  • Workspaces do not support scorecards.
  • Workspaces cannot be requested.
  • People who work on a workspace are called “Members”, not “Resources”.
  • Workspaces have “Owners” instead of “Managers”. 
  • Workspaces do not support the standard reports that Projects do.

In the Admin application, the user can activate/deactivate workspaces and change the people associated to that specific workflow. Workspaces can also be deleted in the Admin application if the user has the Delete Projects permission in their list of Admin privileges.

Another way to look at it is that Workspaces function in the same way as projects function in TDClient.

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