Smartsheet Control Center: Blueprints at a Glance

In Control Center, you can create a Blueprint to ensure that your team consistently completes the same tasks, tracks the same metrics, and reports on the same items across projects. 

Blueprints also provide flexibility. You can create Blueprints that include options for fast track projects or projects that have a less pressing timeline. You can create Blueprints for projects that follow agile development processes or those that follow waterfall processes—and modify your Blueprint as your project needs change. 

A Blueprint is comprised of the following items:

  • Task lists/sheets, reports, and dashboards: Build these directly in Smartsheet and store them in your Blueprint Source folder.  These sheets can include Profile Data for defining projects and calculating status metric.
  • An optional Intake Sheet: This sheet lists your projects and helps manage when they’re created. Store this in your Admin workspace—but not in the Blueprint Source folder.
  • An optional Blueprint Summary sheet. This sheet stores data you’ll use for reporting. Store this in your Admin workspace—but not in the Blueprint Source folder.

Once you’ve created these items, run the Blueprint Builder to create the Blueprint.