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    Stephanie Westbrook

    Hi Jeff, nice to have you here! One option would be to create a dropdown type Custom Field called "Priority" and apply it at the Project/Folder level. You could then have the dropdown options be priority levels (low, medium, high aka Death Star approaching).

    After that, I would create aย Report based on the Projects whose priority you want to track and share the report with all of the appropriate supervisors. Just make sure that you include the priority Custom Field in your Report. To do this: click "Add more filters" on the Filters panel when you're creating/editing the report. Let me know if that works for you or if you want a more step by step guide to creating the report.ย 

    Would love to hear from other people as well!ย 

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    Andre Hagberg

    Jeff, I agree.

    It should be a built in option to prioritize your projects, not a workaround wich I think making a custom field is. I would like an easy way to see wich ones that are more important (with colors or something like it) and I should be able to set the priority for each project.

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    Stephanie Westbrook

    @Andre Hello!ย You are able to color-code Folders and Projects and can definitely use those to create a system for prioritizing projects. I would love to hear if that works for your team.ย 

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    Theodore Clark

    It would be very valuable to setย priority ofย Projects (within a given Folder/Project) by dragging and dropping to the desired order, the same way Tasks may be prioritized.ย 

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    Stephen

    Hi Theodore, Good idea, ,thanks for sharing.

    Projects and Folder in your Folderย tree are listed in alphanumerically. So youย can change the Project's titles to 1, 2, 3 to order them the way you wish. Let me know if that helps for now ๐Ÿ‘

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    Theodore Clark

    Thank you for your suggestion Stephen.ย  Yes, using a numbering prefix is an age old trick, something we used to have to do in the 90s and early 00s because systems were much more rudimentary back then.ย  We would actuallyย do this in increments of 10s or even 100s so that there was room to add other projects in between after the original list was defined.ย  However, almost 30 yrs later we should be a little more sophisticated than this.ย  Wrike is a pretty awesome and sophisticatedย product, so I'm surprised this dynamic prioritization feature, of which Wrike already has for Tasks,ย was notย part of the design from the start.ย  Hopefully enough folks will comment on this to get it in theย enhancementย queue.ย 

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    Stephen

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    Fair pointย Theodore, I totally understand.ย The suggestion for priorities on Projects makes perfect sense and it's something I'd like to see developedย too. The Product Team is aware of this feedback post from Catherineย which is very similiar. It would be great to get your vote there if you haven't already voted, or even a use-case by commenting there.

    We'll be sure to update that post too with new information as we have it. Thanks for your inputย ๐Ÿ™Œ

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    Al

    I agree with everyone on here we have spent way to much time trying to get creative to figure out work arounds because we can set priorities to projects.ย  This needs to be something at the top of Wrikes list to include in an update.ย  I should be able to click on a tab or something or drag underneath a previous project so that my team knows this is the order of what needs to get accomplished.

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    Lisa

    Hi @Al, I totally understand, thanks for your feedback here! Please consider creating a separate Product Feedback post to this, we have a process to pass the feedback there to our Product team. It doesn't mean that we don't pass the feedback from other channels, like this How To forum, but the Community members will be able to upvote the idea in Product Feedback so that the team can assess its popularity.ย 

    Thanks for posting!ย 

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