[Status: Launched! ๐Ÿš€] Customising Project status

Is it possible to customise the status dropdown list for a project?

I'd like to have more specific labels than Red, Yellow and Green, and add a few more statuses.

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Ludmila Timonina

Hello Community!

 

I'm Ludmila, a Product Manager at Wrike. First of all, thank you for your ideas and your feedback here, it helped us tremendously to develop this new functionality.

After completing the first phase of migrating the accounts for the Custom Project Statuses feature, we made a decision to take a pause. We have encountered minor user experience issues with some of the accounts and need to work further to deliver the best experience for you. Also, we need this time to gather user feedback to make sure you're getting the most from Custom Project Statuses. Those of you who are already using the new functionality, please let us know about your experience here on the Community. It will be best if you could leave your comment in this thread so that all the feedback relevant to this topic is in one place.

If your account isn't migrated yet and you don't have the feature, please comment here as well if you haven't already; the Community team will continue to add your accounts to the waitlist and the Product team will continue the migration gradually. This way, you will get Custom Project Statuses earlier.

The migration will continue up until the end of Q3, by that time we'll do our best so that all accounts can have Custom Project Statuses.

Thank you for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience.

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Anastasia

Hi Rob, thank you for bringing this up! This isn't currently possible, and while I can suggest using Custom Fields as a workaround, I think it would be great to have your post in the Product Feedback section of the Community. Let me know if you'd like me to move it over there! :)

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Would definitely love to see this!

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I am shocked this isnt an existing feature.. 

 

 

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Upvote. 

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Definitely agree with this. Introduce Cell Conditional Formatting just like excel would be very helpful for us in many uses eg. having many projects on a programme where each project is highlighted with various colors to quickly know if its On Schedule, At risk or marked as closed etc.

 

Rafa "Even perfection has room for improvement"

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I agree with original request, Projects need to be able to go through workflows (Custom Status) the same way Tasks currently do.

 

 

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+1  Project status is a fairly critical field for most PMOs and would appreciate more flexibility than Red/Yellow/Green. 

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I agree - we would love this feature! 

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We just started with Wrike and this has already come up as a request from our team - Thanks!

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Would also like to see this as a feature. Or the possibility of hiding this field. We had used a custom field but users were confused as to why there were 2. 

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OMG. I've spent the last 2 hours trying to figure out how to make this happen. I'm shocked it's not already a feature. Also, if we're FORCED to use the defaults, please capitalize Hold.

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+1 upvote

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This would really be a great feature!!

 

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Just adding my vote to this too. It's confusing that the Status does not match the workflow. My team doesn't use Green/Yellow/Red and not being able to change them makes reports very confusing. 

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Adding my vote for this too!

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This would be great indeed and while working on this please change the colour of closed projects. Using a green in the timeline view for closed projects while green is also a status using green as colour is confusing. Closed projects and projects with status "Green" should easily bee seen as being different which is not the case in timeline view.

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When will we have an update here? Why do you force statuses on people that have nothing to do with workflow. At least allow us to remove these

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Stephen

Hi all, we appreciate all your feedback here. Our Product Team is very interested in this area and they continue to think about some steps in this direction, but it's just an early research stage, so we've no estimates at the moment. As and when I have new information I'll keep you updated here.

Please continue to bump this post with use-cases and votes for the original post. This helps add so much value to the internal discussions. Thanks all!

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I'll +1 to keep adding voices. :) The standard statuses at the project level are of no use to us as-is. They're actually confusing folks a bit.

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We also very much need this an option.  It would be very helpful to be able to customize the project status just as you can the workflow, including renaming the field and adding additional statuses.  We undestand you can add customized fields in which you can add/edit as many options as you like but 1: this is yet an additional field that clutters the overall view on a project information page (which is the only immediate view that comes up in reporting therefore confusing both clients and upper management both of whom don't use Wrike very often and shouldn't have to try to "ignore" or interpret fields) and 2: is the only field that you can apply color to in the Table View when you have only projects showing (and is the most simple viewing of an overall folder, which also one of the few views that most clients and upper management use.).

I hope we can see some progress in this request.  Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜

 

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Upvote!! I have multiple divisions across our health care system that is interested is Wrike but the project status may need to be flexible before they would add to our existing license...

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+1

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Adding a vote for this feature 

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+1. Much needed feature.

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Upvote! We definitely need this feature also! The colors don't offer customization, and we already use several custom fields. We've added another for our own status needs. It IS confusing to have two status options available, but it's a workaround for the moment until the standard Status field has flexibility. 

 Thanks!

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Back again to echo the "shocked this doesn't exist" comment. Please help. "Green" does nothing for me and I've got too many custom fields as it is. 

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I hope this is accomplished quickly!

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Is really important to customize project status, is in the pipeline? 

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Stephen

Thanks for the continues votes and input here! It's definitely in the pipeline, just not on a roadmap right now so I don't have any specifics on dates. Once I do I'll be back to update you here ๐Ÿ––

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