Create a demo project

Learn how to create a full fledged project. You may want to use it to train in a sandbox and for illustrating how Falcon works to your peers

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Written by Moritz Mußmann
Updated over a week ago

With the following instructions you as an administrator can create your own demo project in Falcon and make the traffic lights light up! In 7 steps and about 30 minutes you will get a comprehensive overview of Falcon's core functions!

Switching to the Editing Area

  • If you are in your dashboard, select the Package icon at the top left of the screen.

  • or expand the tab "Projects" on the left to get to the project area.

Creating the Demo Project

  • Selecting the folder symbol in the upper left corner of the project area opens the project wizard. Please select the "Example Project" and the German language for the demo project.

  • Click "Next" to open the project profile, where you can briefly describe the project. Don't worry, you can change these settings afterwards:

  1. Name = e.g. "Demo".

  2. Description (max. 600 characters) = e.g. "My first project in Falcon".

  3. Time start and end = Select "today" as start and an end that lies three or more months in the future.

  4. Your fiscal year = e.g. January to December

  5. Scaling = e.g. weekly

  6. Project manager = yourself. 

  7. Press "Save" after your input. 

  • Your demo project with a first measure package  ("New package") now appears on the left as a new project tree. 

Invite the team

  • Let your project rest for a while and use the settings icon at the bottom left of the screen to go to "User Administration", where you can invite your users (team members).

  • By confirming the plus symbol in the upper left corner above the user table, a smaller window opens. Please enter the e-mail addresses of the new users there and confirm each e-mail address with a comma or the Enter key. 

  • By ticking the "Send invitations" box, you can invite the new users directly, so that the e-mail invitation would be sent automatically. It is better to leave this check box empty.

  • After selecting "Add", the users now appear in the user table. The e-mail symbol to the right of these users allows you to send the invitation manually later if required.

  • Please make sure that the new users have hub access (Power) but no hub ownership (Star). Thus they correspond to normal users without administrator permissions.

Note: In the columns with the star symbol and the power symbol, a check mark indicates that a user has hub ownership or hub access. Hub access is required in order to log into Falcon. This can be relevant if you later want to "keep" a user away from Falcon for a short time without changing the user permissions assigned elsewhere. A hub owner, on the other hand, receives full admin permissions. 

Note: The purpose of the subsequent sending of user invitations is to allow you as administrator to create a project at your leisure and then assign responsibilities.

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