Modifying the PMC Message Configuration web part

Modifying the PMC Message Configuration web part

PMC's portfolio warning message
The message displayed in the PMC Message Configuration Web Part, found on the home pages of the Portfolio and Project sites, is tied to mandatory items in the site’s Configuration Checklist.

When working with the PMC Message Configuration Web Part, keep in mind:

  • When there are Open items with a Mandatory priority in the Configuration Checklist the web parts Warning Message will be displayed.

  • When all mandatory items have been marked Completed the web part will display the Completed text.

  • The message text found on the home page of Department sites is not displayed with the PMC Message Configuration web part and cannot be modified.

Step Action
1. Click Edit Page in the ribbon on the site’s home page
2. From the PMC Message Configuration Web Part click Edit Web Part.
Prior to PMC 4.3 this web part was called the Bamboo Project Central Configuration Warning Message Web Part.
3. Expand the Warning Configuration section in the tool pane.
Warning Configuration tool pane
4. Click the desired text field, then click the ellipsis to open the text editor.
5. Make the desired edits and click OK to close the pop up window.
6. Click OK to save your changes and close the configuration tool pane.

Migrating PM Central from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

Migrating PM Central from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

Be sure you have at least the Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release (shown in the table below) installed before migrating. If not, upgrade your Bamboo product release before migrating. For more information, see Upgrading your Bamboo Web Part. Also, the target SharePoint 2013 farm requires at least the Minimum SharePoint 2013 product release shown.

Icon-WarningIMPORTANT: When migrating from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, the Database Attach Upgrade Method is the only method supported.

Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release 40.1.135 Minimum SharePoint 2013 Product Release 40.1.109.2013
Database Attach Upgrade Method
Issues The Project Management Central migrates without any errors or additional steps required, except it does not support the SP2010 Look and Feel. You must convert your SP2013 PMC sites to the SP2013 Look and Feel.
Resolution N/A

Migrating PM Central fromSharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

Migrating PM Central fromSharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

Be sure you have at least the Minimum SharePoint 2007 Product Release (shown in the table below) installed before migrating. If not, upgrade your Bamboo product release before migrating. For more information, see Upgrading your Bamboo Web Part. Also, the target SharePoint 2010 farm requires at least the Minimum SharePoint 2010 product release shown.

Icon-Warning IMPORTANT: When migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010, you MUST select the option to change existing SharePoint sites to use the new user experience. Your Bamboo products will not perform as expected with the old look and feel.

Minimum SharePoint 2007 Product Release 2.1.12 Minimum SharePoint 2010 Product Release 20.1.12
In-Place Upgrade
Issues Project Management Central migration is not supported through this upgrade method.
Resolution N/A
Database Attach Upgrade Method
Issues Project Management Central migrates with limitations and some additional steps required. To view the additional steps and the limitations for migrating PM Central, please see the following KB Article
Resolution To view the additional steps and the limitations for migrating PM Central, please see the following KB Article

Localize Bamboo Applications or Custom Columns

Localize Bamboo Applications or Custom Columns

Overview of the localization process for Bamboo Products

Bamboo applications and custom columns are slightly different than web parts when it comes to localizing/translating. The user interface isn’t confined to a web part, but can exist as site definitions or other custom pages. For example, the configuration of a Bamboo custom column is within the SharePoint list settings area.
The text strings that require translation are located in different files than the strings that appear in a web part.

Changing the language or text for an application or custom column is a multi-step process:

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About the Language Files

Text displayed in a Bamboo application may be included in one or both of the following locations:

  • Provisioning Resources. These resources are located in the 12, 14, or 15 “Hive”, in the Resources folder. The number of the Hive depends on the version of SharePoint you are using (e.g., SP2007 has a 12 Hive, SP2010 has a 14 Hive, and SP2013 has a 15 Hive). 14Hiveresources.jpg

    The Bamboo.*.resx files include text used in site features, site definitions, list definitions, and other provisioning resource elements. Any changes you make in these files will apply to new product instances only.

  • Application/Runtime Resources. These are also located in the 12, 14, or 15 Hive, but in the CONFIGResources folder.The Bamboo.*.resx file in the CONFIG folder is different than the one included in the Resource folder.14HiveCONFIGResources.jpg This one includes text used in application pages, custom site menu actions, navigation elements, and other runtime resources. Any changes you make will apply to new and existing product instances only.

In each location, there may be multiple versions of Bamboo.*.resx files with identical content. The different files are provided for English (en-US), German (de-DE), French (fr-FR), and Spanish (es-ES). The content of all files is in English until you translate it to your language. If your site is configured to use a language that does not have a corresponding Bamboo product .resx file, copy an existing file and rename it to include the culture name for that language pack. For example, create a file for Italian by saving the default file as Bamboo.[Product].it-IT.resx. Make your changes to this new file. If your site is configured to use a specific language but you do not have a culture-specific file, the product will use the default Bamboo.[Product].resx file instead.

Icon-WarningIMPORTANT: If you customize one of the default resource files provided with the product, your changes will be overwritten when you upgrade.

To avoid losing customizations, copy the customized file to a different location (not the same folder) before upgrading. After the upgrade is finished, compare the new file with your customized file to incorporate any new entries. Then copy the merged file to the Resources folder. Culture-specific files created for languages that are not provided with the product will not be overwritten during an upgrade, but you still need to incorporate new resource entries.

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Editing text in resource files

Icon-WarningIMPORTANT: Before making any changes, back up your original file to a different folder.

To change text in a resource file, open it in a text editor and locate the text you want to change. Editable text is usually found between the <value></value> tags, as shown in the screen shot below. Do not modify the data tag. If you want to remove text completely, delete only the text; do not delete the <data> or <value> entries from the file, or the server will display an error message. In the example below, the editable text is highlighted in gray.

Common_resxEdit.jpg

When you are finished with your changes, save the file and copy it to the appropriate Resources *folder on *all Web front-end servers in your SharePoint farm. Follow the instructions below to make your changes take effect.

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Applying Language File Updates

To apply changes to Provisioning Resource Files:

If you modified the provisioning resources file, apply your changes by restarting Web services with the following command on all Web front-end servers.

iisreset

NOTE: changes to provisioning resources affect new instances of the Bamboo product only; existing instances of the product are not updated.

To apply changes to Application/Runtime Resource Files:

If you modified the application/runtime resources file, apply your changes by executing the following stsadm command on all Web front-end servers. This command copies the updated resource file to the App_GlobalResources folder of each Web application. Changes apply to existing product instances and any new instances you create.

stsadm -o CopyAppBinContent

NOTE: Changes apply to EXISTING product instances AND any new instances you create.

PM Central Portfolio – Issues Tab

PM Central Portfolio – Issues Tab

Overview of the PM Central Hierarchy Overview of the Portfolio Site

The Issues page displays the active issues associated with the portfolio’s active projects, and Issue Summary charts.

NOTE: The Web Parts shown on the Issues page of department sites are the same as those on the portfolio site. The content displayed in the Web Parts will be determined by the department site’s filter configuration.

IssueTab.png

Name / Web Part Description
1. All Active Issues

Bamboo Data-Viewer Web Part

  • The Issues tab shows the active issues associated with Active projects in the portfolio.

  • The Data-Viewer Web Part uses the All Active Issues list rollup schema as its data source.

2. SharePoint Navigators

The Issues tab defaults to a display of the Issue Summary chart associated with Active Projects. Users can view Pending Project, Completed Projects, Cancelled Projects and All Project views by clicking their respective icons.

  • The My Projects displays offer similar views, but only for projects where the logged-in user has been assigned as the project manager
3. Issue Summary

Bamboo Chart Plus Web Part

The Issue Summary displays, in chart form, the number and percentage of issues by status (Active, Deferred and Closed).

  • The Chart Plus Web Part uses the Summary List as its data source. The summary list is updated by the Bamboo Update Summary List timer job.

Overview of the PM Central Hierarchy Overview of the Portfolio Site

Using the PM Central Issues list

Using the PM Central Issues list

Overview of PM Central Hierarchy Overview of the Project Site

When working with Issues keep in mind:

  • Active issues associated with active projects are rolled up and displayed on the Portfolio site and applicable Department sites.

  • By default, the number of overdue issues will be used by the Issues Status Key Performance Indicator in the Project Health list.

  • The My Active Issues display, found under the My Summary tab at all levels of the PM Central hierarchy, will show issues assigned to the logged in user.

To create a new issue:

Step Action Result
1. Click
Add New Issue in the Central Actions drop down

Or

From the Issues tab, under Issues and Risks, click Add New Item above the All Active Issues data view.

Links to Add New Isssue
2.

Enter a Title and Assigned To

Keep in mind:
If Alert Plus alerts have been enabled in the PM Central portfolio the assignee will receive an Alert notifying them of the assignment.

Additional reminder notifications are also available.

The New Issues form
3. Provide information about the issue including;
Priority, Description, Category, Related Issues and Related Tasks
4. Enter a Due Date for the issue.
5. Click Save Issues with an Active Issue Status will be displayed in the All Active Issues data-view under on the Issues page

Overview of PM Central Hierarchy Overview of the Project Site

Installing the Microsoft Project Add-In for PM Central

Installing the Microsoft Project Add-In for PM Central

The Microsoft Project Add-in for Microsoft Project 2010 or Project 2013 allows you to import, export, and synchronize tasks between your PM Central project sites and Microsoft Project. It is an optional component.

The Microsoft Project Add-in can be installed to work with either Microsoft Project 2010 or 2013 (32 bit and 64 bit). The Microsoft Project Add-in works with SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013. With the installer included with PM Central release 4.1 and higher, the Microsoft Project Add-in component will install successfully whether Microsoft Project 2010/2013 is installed on your desktop or not. Previous installation required MS Project to be installed prior to the installation of the add-in.

Follow these steps to install the add-in:

Step Action
1.

The Microsoft Project Add-in installation package is included in the misc subfolder of the PM Central installation package. Generally, you will not install this add-in on the SharePoint server but on a PC where you have Microsoft Project installed.

pmc ms proj setup file in misc.jpg

You can download the entire PM Central installation package to the PC where you want to install the add-in or you can browse to the /misc folder in the installation files on your server and copy Bamboo.MSProjectAddInSetup.exe to the PC where you want to install the add-in.

NOTE: This install works with both versions of Microsoft Project 2010/2013 (32 bit or 64 bit).

2.

MS Project Add-In optional componentIf you downloaded the whole PM Central installation package, run the Setup.bat and highlight Microsoft Project Add-In in the Components list.

Verify the Installation Location and the Permissions and when ready, click Install.

Otherwise, if you copied the Bamboo.MSProjectAddInSetup.exe file to your PC, double-click it to start the install.
Using either method, the installation will begin.

3. PMC MS Project AddiIn install startClick Next > to continue.
4. PMC MS Project AddiIn install select install locationDecide where you want to install the Add-In and then click Next >to continue.
5. PMC MS Project AddiIn install completeWhen the Add-In is successfully installed, a message will be displayed. Click Finish.
6.

MS Project PMC Add-In Toolbar for SP2013MS Project PMC Add-In Toolbar for SP2013Check MS Project and ensure that the PM Central Add-In toolbar is there.

NOTE: If you would like other users (in addition to the one who installed it) to use the Add-In please see Allowing Other Users to Use the MS Project Add-in.

The Add-In is not licensed, so there are no other steps required before you begin to use it.

How to find the release of PM Central

How to find the release of PM Central

To locate the file versions of the products contained in PM Central:

Step Action
1.

Navigate to the portfolio site’s PM Central Control Panel.

NOTE: You need to be a user with the appropriate level of permission on the site in order to see this option on the Central Actions menu.

PMCentral control panel link.png

2. On the right side of the PM Control Panel, the release number or version is displayed beneath the heading PM Central Information. The File Version is the version of PM Central that is installed on your farm.
PMC version in panel.jpg
3.

To see the release numbers (or versions) of the components included in PM Central, click the Product Version link in the PM Central Help section of the Control Panel to see the versions of web parts included in PM Central.
PMC product version link in panel.jpg

A list of each product, the assembly name, and the file version is displayed. The version number that is displayed next to the product Bamboo Project Central(assembly name: Bamboo.ProjectCentral.dll) corresponds with the release version of Project Management Central that is installed on your server.

PMC product versions.png

NOTE: If you are running SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013, the first digit of the version number will have an extra 0. Please see About Bamboo product Version Numbers.

Highlights of PM Central

Highlights of PM Central

PMC.pngEasy Setup: Project Management Central makes it easy to create a new project – or an entirely new top level portfolio site – thanks to its use of standard SharePoint site templates. Simply create a new site the same way you always do, and select the Project Management Central Portfolio site template. In just a few moments, you’ll have a pre-configured project management application at your fingertips, ready for you to add projects to.

Simple Administration: Managing your users, projects, and data in Project Management Central is easy, thanks to its seamless integration with your existing SharePoint infrastructure. It’s easy to create new resources, import existing users from the User Information List, and apply standard, out of the box SharePoint permissions for simple, reliable security trimming.

Powerful User Interface: Project Management Central’s dedicated tools for project management make it easy to perform everyday project tasks online. Inline editing in task lists, intuitive controls for filtering and sorting data, and a clean, simple look and feel all contribute to fast, friendly user experience you won’t find in homemade SharePoint solutions.

Overview of the Gantt View of Active Projects

Overview of the Gantt View of Active Projects

Found on the Overview tab on the Portfolio and Department sites, the Gantt View of Active Projects (Gantt View) displays the timeline of the active projects as well as the color code for the progress bar.

Gantt View Basics

  • The Gantt View of Active Projects is a widget in the Project Portfolio Dashboard (PPD) solution.
  • The Gantt View uses the Project Portfolio Dashboard list found on the Portfolio site as its data source

  • When the Project Portfolio Dashboard list is empty, or there are no active projects identified in the Portfolio Dashboard list, the Gantt View of Active Projects will not display any content.
    Gantt View widget with no content to display

To have content displayed in the widget the following events need to occur:

Description
1.

From the Portfolio sites PM Central Control Panel click the Update Portfolio Dashboard Mapping link
OR
Click the Update Portfolio Dashboard Mapping button found on the Overview page of the Portfolio site
Image of links to Update Portfolio Dashboard Mapping in the PMC Control Panel and on the Overview tab

NOTE: The Update Portfolio Mapping links are not available on Department sites.

Prior to PMC 4.3 the Update Portfolio Dashboard Mapping button/link was labelled Refresh data on Gantt View

2. The destination page displays the contents of the Bamboo Project Dashboard Data Mapping list. By default this list will contain a single item that references the current Portfolio site.

Porfolio Mapping Display page

Pre configured mappings between fields in the Project Health list and the Portfolio Dashboard list are defined in this default item
Field Mappings

3. Click Refresh to update the contents of the Bamboo Project Dashboard Data Mapping list with any recently added projects.

Icon-WarningImportant: You must manually click the Refresh button to update the contents of the mapping list
Refresh icon in toolbar and update list view

4. With all the projects identified in the Bamboo Project Dashboard Data Mapping list wait for the next runtime of the Update Dashboard List timer job.
This timer job runs every 30 minutes by default.
6. When the timer job runs it will populate/update the Project Portfolio Dashboard list. Projects with an Active status will be displayed in the Gantt View of Active Projects.
Gantt view with content displayed

Generate PM Central Resource Reports

Generate PM Central Resource Reports

Overview of Portfolio PMC Control Panel Overview of Portfolio Resource Center

Default Resource Report Behavior

The majority of the resource reports available under the Resource Allocation and Capacity Planning tab are configured to obtain data from the Report Information list, found on the local site.

This Report Information list is updated by the Bamboo Reporting Calculation Timer Job V4 and the Bamboo Top Site Calculation Timer jobs respectively, which are, by default, scheduled to start running every day at 11.45PM.

Portfolio Resource Reports are security trimmed, and are generated for individual users “by request”.
Users who have not previously submitted a “request” item in the Report Information list will see this message on the Report page and will need to wait need to wait for the next run time of the timer jobs to see the report contents.

Default message when there is no content report content to display

Report Request screenA request item for a specific report will be entered in the Report Information list for each logged in user who:

  • Clicks on a report page under the Resource Allocation and Capacity Planning tab

OR

  • Selects the report from the Report Requests page, accessed from the “here” hyperlink in the message text.
    The Report Requests tool was added in PM Central 4.3

NOTE: A one time email notification will be sent to users who have submitted new report requests, if the reminder notification was Enable in Alert Plus by the site administrator.

The following configuration options are available:

1.Generate resource reports using the System Account:
This configuration setting will allow all users with access to the Report Center to see Resource Allocation and Capacity details for users assigned to all projects

2.Configure the reports to “Run Now
This option removes the wait time associated with the default configuration by referencing content from List Rollup rather than the Report Information list.

Icon-WarningImportant: This option can result in page time out errors.

NOTE: The Run Now option is only available for resource reports on the portfolio and department sites.

Completing the Enterprise Resource Pool form

Completing the Enterprise Resource Pool form

Overview of Portfolio PMC Control Panel Overview of Portfolio Resource Center

The Enterprise Resource Pool (ERP) is a centralized list of resources available to be assigned to work on projects. Information from the ERP is used throughout the PM Central, but the fields in the ERP form that need to be populated will be determined by the PM Central features you require.

Enterprise Resource Pool list form - Edit View
What fields NEED to be populated:

1. Green.png
The following fields must be populated for each user:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Full Name
  • Account
  • E-mail Address
  • Maximum Unit

NOTE: The Maximum unit field has a default value of 100%.


2. Purple.png Completing the Department, Project Manager and Role fields will allow Resource Reports to be generated that:

  • Group users by their identified Department

  • Group users by their identified Project Manager

  • Allow you to find available resources by Role


3. Orange.pngIf you are going to track (human) resource costs in PM Central the Standard Rate field must be populated.

NOTE: PM Central uses the calculation
Standard Rate x Work to determine the cost of a task.


4. Blue.png When using PM Central with Bamboo’s Time Tracking and Management (TTM) application these fields must be populated to allow users to submit timesheets:

  • Primary Timesheet Manager
  • Secondary Timesheet Manager
  • Allow Overview

More information on integrating PM Central with TTM is available here

Overview of Portfolio PMC Control Panel Overview of Portfolio Resource Center

Deploying PM Central 1.8 or Newer to a New Web Application

Deploying PM Central 1.8 or Newer to a New Web Application

You can deploy PM Central on a new Web application without having to reinstall the product. For information on creating a new Web application, read the following Microsoft articles:

To deploy PM Central R1.8 or newer on a new Web application follow these steps:

Step Action
1. sa12-2010-newwebapp1.jpgAfter you have created your new Web application, navigate to Central Administration > System Settings > Manage Farm Solutions.
2. sa12-2010-newwebapp4.jpgsa12-2010-newwebapp2.jpgThe list of solutions deployed on your SharePoint farm is shown. Find the solution called bamboo.projectcentral.wsp, select it, and click Deploy Solution on the page that appears.
3. sa12-2010-newwebapp3.jpgIn the Deploy To? section, select the new Web application from the drop-down menu and click OK.
4.

Repeat steps 2-3 for each solution listed below.

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5.

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After you deploy all of the solutions, reset Internet Information Services (IIS). To reset IIS using IIS Manager:

  1. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > IIS Manager.
  2. In the Connections pane on the left, expand and select the node for the server you want to restart.
  3. In the Actions pane on the right, select Restart.

To reset IIS using the command-line utility (must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer):

  1. Go to Start and click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type cmd and click OK.
  3. At the command prompt, type

    iisreset /noforce computername 
    

    and press Enter.

6.

sa12-2010-newwebapp5.jpgsa12-2010-newwebapp6.jpg12462-6.jpgActivate the PM Central Web application features.
Navigate to Central Administration > Application Management > Web Applications > Manage Web Applications.

Select the new Web application and then from the Web Applications ribbon, select Manage Features

In the Web Application Features list, activate the following features for PM Central:

  • Bamboo Update Summary Project List
  • Bamboo Update Task, Issue, Project Health Lists
  • Bamboo Update Dashboard List Timer Job
  • Bamboo Reporting Services
  • Bamboo Alert Plus Timer Job

NOTE: The Bamboo Alert Plus Timer job is an optional install and may not be used on your farm. It is needed only if you want to use the alerting features of PM Central.

7. Create a new site collection for your PM Central portfolio. See Create a new Site Collection and PM Central portfolio for more information.

Create a PM Central Portfolio/Top Level site

Create a PM Central Portfolio/Top Level site

Configuring PM Central Getting Started with PM Central

SiteActions_NewSiteX.pngWhen creating a PM Central Portfolio or Stand-alone site keep in mind:

  • PM Central’s portfolio site templates are not available from SharePoint’s New Site tool.

  • To create a portfolio site administrators, must use the Create New Site link from the Site Actions menu.

Step Description
1.

Image: Create New Site link in the Site actions menuFrom the site where you want to create the PM Central portfolio site click Create New Site in the Site Actions drop-down menu.

NOTE: If this option is not available under Site Actions you will need to activate the PM Central Create Site site collection feature.

2. Enter the Title, Description and the URL for the new site
Create New Site Pop up1.png
3.

Select a template for the site from the Template Name drop down menu.
Create New Site Pop up2.png

NOTES
1. The Bamboo PM Central Top Level Site – Custom Template and the Bamboo PM Central Top Level site templates are made available in the drop down menu by default.
Icon-Tip There is NO difference in the functionality offered by these templates. The sole difference is the appearance of the site on creation. Click here for a preview.

2. Other templates, such as the Stand Alone template, and Portfolio Site Lite can be made available when the respective features are activated in Site Collection features.

4. Choose what permissions will be associated with the site
5. Click Create. Wait while the Portfolio site is created.

Create PM Central Project or Department sites

Create PM Central Project or Department sites

Getting started with PM Central

SiteActions_NewSiteX.png PM Central uses Site Creation Plus to create project and department sites in a portfolio to simplify the site creation process.

Keep in mind:

  • PM Central project and department sites should not be created using the SharePoint New Site dialog box

To create a PM Central Project or Department site:

Step Action Result
1.

On the Portfolio site click the
Create New Project… button on the Portfolio home page

OR

From the Central Actions drop down menu, click Add New Project

These options will only be visible to users with Full Control permission levels or the Create Sub site permission Links to Add a new project
2.

Enter a Title for the site

The text entered here will become the URL for the site.

Fields in Site Creation Plus
3.

Choose the permissions for the site.

NOTE: This area may have been hidden.

4. Select the template from the available options.
5. If a project site template was selected, you will be able to enter any other known information about the project into the Project Health list
6. Click Create You will be taken to the home page of the new site

Create a PM Central Project site

Create a PM Central Project site

Getting started with PM Central

SiteActions_NewSiteX.png PM Central uses Site Creation Plus to create project and department sites in a portfolio to simplify the site creation process.

Keep in mind:

  • PM Central project and department sites should not be created using the SharePoint New Site dialog box

To create a PM Central project site:

Step Action Result
1.

On the Portfolio site click the
Create New Project… button on the Portfolio home page

OR

From the Central Actions drop down menu, click Add New Project

These options will only be visible to users with Full Control permission levels or the Create Sub site permission Links to Add a new project
2.

Enter a Title for the site

The text entered here will become the URL for the site.

Fields in Site Creation Plus
3.

Choose the permissions for the site.

NOTE: This area may have been hidden.

4. Select the template from the available options.
5. Enter any other known information about the project into the Project Health list
6. Click Create You will be taken to the home page of the new project site

Create a PM Central Department site

Create a PM Central Department site

Getting started with PM Central

SiteActions_NewSiteX.png PM Central uses Site Creation Plus to simplify the process of creating the project and department sites that will be associated with a PM Central portfolio.

Keep in mind:

  • PM Central project and department sites should not be created using the SharePoint New Site dialog box

  • After the first department site is created the All Department Sites Web Part will be visible on the Portfolio home page

The All Department Sites Web Part

To create a PM Central Department site:

Step Action Result
1.

On the Portfolio site click the
Create New Project… button on the Portfolio home page

OR

From the Central Actions drop down menu, click Add New Project

These options will only be visible to users with Full Control permission levels or the Create Sub site permission Links to Add a new project

On SharePoint 2013 click the bullseye icon icon to access the Central Actions menu.

2.

Enter a Title for the site

The text entered here will become the URL for the site.

Fields in Site Creation Plus
4. Select the template from the available options.
5. Click Create You will be taken to the home page of the new department site where you can configure the site to display details about specific projects.