Starting programs

You start a program by changing the status. Select the transition Start Program.

About this task

You can start any program that you created or any program for which you are listed as an owner. Additionally, a user can have permission to change the status of all programs. These permissions are assigned based on a user's role in the security policy for the program.


  1. Go to the Summary tab of the program to want to start.
    Click Operations > Programs. Click Actions(Folder image) and select a view (such as My Programs or All Programs) that includes programs with Gray circle "Not Started" as the status.
  2. Click Change Status and select Start Program or Start Program with comments from the menu.
  3. Optional: If you chose Start Program with comments, type your comments and click Continue.


The program status changes to Green circleIn Progress.