Project Priorities

We have about 50-70 projects on the go at one time. Each project can have 5-100 tasks laid out over its duration. I'd like to know if there is a way to prioritize projects so all the tasks automatically end up at the top of the task dashboard view. I need to be able to adjust this regularly as priorities change constantly. 

Or is there another way of changing priorities per project so the shop staff know what they are working on each week? 

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Hi Nick Pot, welcome to the Community 👋 That's an interesting case, thanks for sharing! 

Although it's not currently possible to set up importance on the project level, one idea came to me - we can do it with color-coding. For example, you color-code your projects with colors that represent priority levels (e.g. green, yellow, and red):

You can do it by right-clicking on the project in the left-hand panel. You can also change the color the same way very easily every time you need to change this prioritisation.

After that you can set up a widget with tasks from all needed projects and also choose the option to "Show folder names":

The color-coded project tasks will indicate the level of their project's priority. Can this work for you? Please let me know.

Also, I'd like to mention that there are New Dashboards available in Wrike Labs now, where you can also achieve the same thing (but the New Dashboards also come with some perks like the ability to add charts to them 🙂). 

You can read more about the New Dashboards in this Community post 👍

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Hi Lisa,

I have a similar request to what Nick said above, but I can say that color coding won't really reduce any manual labor for me.

I'm looking to prioritize tasks for a vendor to work on. Currently, I use a custom field called priority order (see screenshot below). When one task is complete, or priorities shift, I need to manually update each cell in the priority order column so that it continues to be ordered as priority 1,2,3... etc. 

Is there a better way to do this? Or a way to automate the process of updating these as tasks are complete? I've searched through the help documents but haven't had much luck finding a solution.

 

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Dan

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Hello Dan Bowden, thank you for sharing your use case with us. When you sort by priority in the New Table view, you can manually arrange the order of your tasks, which will be displayed with a number representing their order next to their title:

If the filter to display only active tasks is applied and you set one of them as "Completed", this task will be automatically removed from your view and the order of the tasks will be also automatically updated:

Would you please let us know if this is what you were looking for?

Thank you!

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