Starting projects

You start a project by changing the status. Select the transition Start Project.

About this task

You can start any project that you own:

  • The projects that you create
  • The projects that you create when you accept a project request
  • The projects that include you as an owner

You can also start several projects at the same time. For more information, see Changing the status of multiple projects or requests.


  1. Go to the Summary tab of the project you want to start.
    Select Operations > Projects. Click the Actions icon and select a view, such as My Projects, that includes projects with a "Not Started" status.
  2. Click Change Status and select Start Project or Start Project with comments from the menu.
  3. Optional: If you chose Start Project with comments, type your comments and click Continue.


The project status changes to "In Progress". After you start a project, all project participants can work with their assigned tasks.