Within Teamwork, you can choose a user on your project to be the project owner.

Adding a project owner allows your team to have a clear point of contact for the project. A project owner can be set from either the project's overview page or the project settings. 

Note: Only project administrators and site administrators can set and update the project owner.


Project overview

To add an owner from the project overview page choose the Not set option in the details pane on the left.

Image Placeholder


You can then choose an owner from the dropdown menu.

Image Placeholder


Note: Observers on a project cannot be made a project owner.

The new project owner will be shown in the left pane. When an owner is already set, click the user's name to change the chosen owner.

Image Placeholder



Project options menu

Click the options button (three dots) to the right of the project name while viewing an individual project. From the Manage Project subsection of the options menu, click More Options and select Set Owner.

Image Placeholder


A pop-up modal will open where you can select a new owner for the project. Click Update Owner to apply the change.

Image Placeholder



Project settings

You can also update the project owner via the General tab of the project's settings.

Image Placeholder


Hover over the project owner field and click the edit pencil. You can then select a new project owner from the dropdown.

Image Placeholder



Creating a project

You can also set a project owner when you first create a project, under the People tab. The user(s) selected to be added to the project will be listed in the Project Owner dropdown at the bottom.

Image Placeholder


Note: The project owner feature is available on paid Teamwork subscription plans (excluding legacy Personal and Startup plans).

For more information, see: Adding Project Updates