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Starting a New Project

There are a few different ways to start a new project:

  • To start a project from scratch: navigate to the projects list via the ‘projects’ menu item in the top navigation bar. Click the ‘new project’ button in the toolbar.
  • To start a project from a template: with your chosen template open click ‘start new project from template’.
  • To start a project from a specific property: visit the property page and click ‘start new project’ in the property page toolbar.

The first thing a project needs to know is what template is being applied (see building a template). The template informs whether this will be a retail or commercial project, the project workflow, and what roles and team members are assigned to which tasks.

The hard work went into creating the template, now setting up the project is easy!

  1. Template: if you haven’t started your project from within the template screen, you will be prompted to select one from a drop-down menu.
  2. Tenancy:  first, in the ‘property’ search box, begin typing to see pre-populated options and select your property from the options listed (if your property is not available on the system, please contact us). Then choose details of buildings, floors and tenancy space as applicable to your property.
  3. Tenant: add the lessee name, the trading name, and contact details for your tenant contact. Hit ‘OK’ on the tenant card once set.
  4. Lease: fill out lease information requested, and add any lease-specific key dates in the handover, fit out period and opening date fields as applicable.
  5. Scheduling: TCP Working Days and TCP Scheduled Due Dates are calculated based on the design of your workflow template. You can make adjustments by clicking the Adjusted Working Days and/or Adjusted Due Date data to ensure your project reflects real life due dates. You can also reschedule your workflow backwards from one task. To do this, click the “I would like to reverse schedule from a Task” button and adjust the due date for the Task that you wish to reschedule backwards from (eg Handover). When this task’s adjusted due at or adjusted working days is completed its parent tasks will also be recalculated. Once you’ve completed the first reschedule backwards, unclick the box, then you can continue to finalise your program.
    Learn more about task scheduling and project tracking.
  6. Project confirmation: if desired, you can edit the project name, add a reference and select the ‘kind’ of project.

Once all details have been entered, hit ‘Create My Project’ and your project work space will start generating!

Tip: Projects can take a few moments to compile. Sit back and watch your workspace populate as you celebrate the hard part of the project planning complete!