The WFPro Site is now live. Fully-powered by Workfront, it demonstrates how Workfront can serve as a content management system.
Hello and welcome to WFPro. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Narayan, the creator of WF-Pro.com and a lead system administrator of Workfront for a financial institution.
Let’s start with a glimpse of WFPro Home where, with #TheWFProWay and some wicked technology, we’ve reached a state of work management bliss never before realized. Step into the WFPro world and let’s bring you to the same level of sophistication in your environment. If you like what you see, I suggest watching WFPro Live #01.
WFPro Live – See the agenda for the next session of WFPro Live, which is a live presentation where we discuss topics of interest to Workfront system admins, group admins, planners, workers and reviewers alike. Check out the WFPro YouTube channel if you’ve missed any of the previous episodes. See the WFPro Live Archive – If you’d like to see the agendas for past events, this is your place. Here’s WFPro Live #05!
WFPro Live Text Mode Exercise – For those of you who have witnessed the text mode exercises we covered in WFPro Live, here’s the report with the latest edits applied. For anyone interested in catching up, several WFPro Live sessions contain segments where the code is written to produce the output in the report. So, you’ll have to watch the series to see how it was all created!
WFPro Branding – For my marketing / web developers, this is my way of eliminating graphic design tools since Workfront gets the job done with a little help from CSS and HTML because why not?
WFPro Text Mode Library Lite – The new version of what began as the WF-Pro.com Text Mode Library in WordPress is now moving to a Workfront-powered solution in WARP, or, the Workfront Advanced Research Project. See the original community post from 11/21/18 announcing the site if you want some context. If you’re interested in the latest published text mode examples, this report is a good place to look. Contact Us if you have examples you’d like to add to the library. For my WARP colleagues, the WFPro Text Mode dashboard is your spot for an improved (though needing some volunteers to curate) experience.
WFPro Catalog – Packages reviewed during WFPro Live sessions are published here with more context. For those who are interested in installing WFPro packages, this catalog provides all of the packages and licensing details in a printable “glossy”.
I’ve been a sys admin of Workfront for about six years now at two companies, preferring to stay behind the scenes and develop solutions, which is why I’m not much of a “salesy” kind of guy. My first admin experience was implementing Workfront from scratch. My current admin experience began just over 3 years ago and was in support of an existing implementation. This work includes on-boarding dozens of departments, delivering over 50 queues, each complete with custom dashboards and reports to fit the needs of each stakeholder, and supporting thousands of requests a year for change. Plus, I have a personal life, and have even managed to turn my work off in the evenings and weekends with little worry. It took a long time and a lot of work, but at my current employer, they call me the Workfront Rock Star, which I enjoy and appreciate.
So! How can you become the next Workfront Rock Star in your professional career? Let me help.
I have spent thousands of hours building the right tools to efficiently administer my instance of Workfront and serve as a Center of Excellence, which enabled me to achieve the success I now enjoy. A few months ago, I decided to share my experience with the community of admins so you can save yourselves the thousands of hours solving the same problems I have. I stared with sharing of information through the WFPro Text Mode catalog, which has been very well received and gets a fair bit of traffic daily. The site has now grown to include some other goodies, such as How To articles, Videos, and Solutions…which brings me to my announcement!
It’s my pleasure to introduce WFPro Home, which is truly the culmination of the skills and experience I’ve acquired throughout my entire professional career. I’m confident that WFPro Home will transform the way you administer your instance of Workfront, and you’re getting the first look. So let’s jump right in!
WFPro Home is a specialized configuration of objects that, when installed in your environment, gives you a dashboard that will facilitate the quick and easy installation of subsequent “Packages” in your instance of Workfront. The first packages in the catalog are just the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to the tools I’m preparing to release, but they include some basic must-have tools, such as the “WFPro Queue Topics” package. The installation should take under 10 minutes and, from there, you’ll be well on your way to becoming your own new kind of Workfront Pro! Here’s a 5-minute video that steps through the installation process.
I truly hope that you see the value proposition, and that you benefit immediately from the solutions. Thanks for the opportunity to share WFPro Home with you!
Did you know that, when using a multi-column layout in a dashboard, most columns will only display if you’ve checked the “Show this column when on a Dashboard” on the column’s “Advanced Options” tab?
Shared columns in Workfront using text mode can transform the way you present your data in a view, report or dashboard. After first learning how to create shared columns, I knew that a video demonstrating exactly how it’s done would be so much easier to follow for beginners than following written documentation. Let the video tutorials begin! Continue reading “Shared Columns How To Video”
Hello and thank you for visiting my site. I’m Narayan Raum and I’ve been a system administrator of Workfront for nearly six years. My first major project was an implementation for a university hospital in Florida. My current major project is maintaining and expanding a large implementation of Workfront for a bank in Atlanta, Georgia.
Throughout my experiences as system administrator and delivery lead, I’ve learned many techniques via trial and error, help from Workfront, guidance from partners of Workfront, and the fantastic Workfront Community.
It occurred to me that it was time to share my solutions with the community and stop documenting them for just my own use. The WFPRO blog is my solution to sharing solutions. With the help of the community, I feel this blog will serve as a great resource to complement what’s already available.
Please contact me and submit your solutions that you feel would benefit other Workfront users looking to solve challenges. The content will continue to expand, as I’ve only transferred a fraction of my solutions. Let’s open our solutions up to the community in a simple and digestible format.