About Project Priorities
The Priority field indicates the level of importance given to the project. The project priority is then used in calculating the risk score for the project. Projects with higher priority will be given a higher weighting in calculating the risk impact.
Priority levels range from 0% - 100%. The lowest priority is 0%. The default priority is 100%. Summary projects (programs) don’t have priorities.
Priorities can be changed in any Project view: Portfolio Gantt, Risked Projects, and Project Portfolio. You don’t need to open individual projects to change the project priority. You must have appropriate permissions to change a priority:
Project priorities are used in the following calculations:
Project #1 has a risk assigned to it. For Project #1, the risk register would look like:
A risk register with the same risk for a summary project would look like:
The risk impact is multiplied on Project #1 priority = 50% for the summary project only.
Note: To reflect project priority in the risk impacts you should open, recalculate and save the project.