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  1. Allow to edit a Resource even the associated AD User is inactive

    Use Case:
    * Resource Pool syncronized with AD Azure
    * active resource associated with user account
    * AD user is deactivated (the user leaves the company)
    * automatic syncronization does not set the user Inactive
    * impossible to manually set the POL Resource to Inactive, impossible to edit it

    Any idea to solve this?
    Thanks

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      1 comment  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • how i can use new kind of resources as - autsorsing or freelance person ?

      it`s seems me -
      we can use new kind (4-th) of resource as - "finansional"
      only - summ of money for paining for using 4-th kind of resources at shot time or finish time point....?

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        0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • [Feature/Design Change Request] - Project Online Removing Resource, deletes the Hours in Timesheet

        As per the current behavior, the resource hours entered on all the Submitted/Approved timesheets are automatically getting deleted when the Time Approver /Project Manager removes the resource from a task in the situation where the resource is done with the task or when the resource enters time on a task he is not supposed to enter for the current time period . This is a Serious blunder as we lost history of all the hours entered by the resource so far, when the resource is deleted from the company or when the resource is removed from the task when resource…

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          0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Resource requests date

          In the Resource Requests view, is it possible to show the date the resource was requested? This would be useful when a Resource Manager returns from leave and has several requests; they can prioritize requests according to when they were submitted.

          Thanks,
          Rob

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            0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • To be able to create resource engagements from PWA

            Not to rely on the desktop MS Project, to be able to do that form the web, which is much convenient .

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              0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "Calculate Resource Utilization from", should include the option: "Resource Engagement until" [date]

              Project Pro > Project information > ‘Calculate Resource Utilization from’, should include the option ‘Resource Engagement until’ [date].

              When Microsoft introduced the ‘Resource Engagement’ feature it replaced the ‘Resource Planning’ feature before it.

              The idea with ‘Resource Plans’ was that high-level plans could be set in motion using this feature, then they would be potentially followed up with detailed project plans (e.g., in the manner of a ‘Rolling Wave’ approach). As such, one could set the ‘Calculate Resource Utilization from’ to ‘Project Plan until’ [date], so that the source of the projects’ resource needs could capture and report on the…

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              • New Task Type Required for 'Fixed Work and Duration'

                There is a need for a ‘Fixed Work and Duration’ Task Type setting. This is required on construction projects to allow simple adjustments to both budget and forecast labour hours and duration without having to change Task Type settings.

                Schedules on construction projects typically use budgeted labour hours estimated in another tool that need to be imported into Project to forecast labour requirements. In order to populate these Work hours against activities, you need to change all your tasks to Fixed Duration and then insert Work hours otherwise it will change the Duration. Once this is done you need to…

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                  3 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Be able to specify groups instead of single users when specifying standard assignment owners of a resource

                    ... to be able to several people report timesheet data for a resource

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                      0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change views for Engagements

                      The engagement details views in Capacity Planning reports should be customized by PWA Settings/Manage Views

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Resource Managers only see the description when they receive an engagement request not the comments.

                        Resource Managers should be able to view comments from the comments field that Project Managers include with the engagement request. They only see the description. When the Resource Manager accepts/rejects/edits the request, they can add comments which the PM sees in Project Pro but again these comments are not visible to the Resource Manager. Resource Manager should see the comments when they receive the request.

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                          0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Engagements to influence Max Units (Project Level) and Resource Leveling

                          Approved resource engagement for a certain project would count as the availability of the resource for the project.
                          This will influence:
                          1. Max Units in resource sheet (or another field)
                          2. Default unit allocation for the task
                          3. Resource Leveling
                          4. Over allocation indications and graphs

                          E.g., if a resource Max Units on the enterprise server is 100% but his approved engagement for my project is 50% then:
                          1. In my project, the resource Max Units would show 50%
                          2. When I assign the resource to a task, by default it would be assigned with 50% units
                          3. When leveling…

                          2 votes
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                          • rosters

                            need the ability to have rotating continuous rosters for resources, for example 5 days working followed by 5 days non working then repeat

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                            • Integrate with staffHUb

                              If project online worked with StaffHUb this would revolutionise​ this product.

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                              • when a user is not anymore a resource, possibility to disable him as a resource but not as a user

                                a user can change job and not be a resource anymore but need to access to the solution

                                3 votes
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                                • 'Available to work' should be based on REMAINING WORK, not total WORK

                                  Please design the 'Available to work' feature in the Assign Resource window (i.e., Shortcut key: Alt-F10) and 'Build Team' features in the MS Project client so that it works with 'REMAINING WORK', and not 'WORK' because when e.g., we are looking to replace or add resources on tasks that are active and contain actuals, then the 'Available to work feature' does not work as it should.

                                  See attached file. The remaining work on task T1 is 40 hours, yet available to work suggests that all my resources are available that week when in fact they would become overallocated if I…

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                                  • 'Can Level' resource field when set to 'No' should disable overallocated resouces from displaying in the bold red font

                                    'Can Level' resource field when set to 'No' should disable overallocated resouces from displaying in the bold red font

                                    At present when resources are overallocated they are displayed in a red font, and the task Indicator column displays a red body icon where the resource assigned are overallocated.

                                    What I would like to see is that if the resource field 'Can Level' is set to 'No', the overallocated resource should not be displayed in red font and not cause the red body icon to be displayed in the task Indicator column.

                                    One particular justification for this is that when using…

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                                    • Online teamplanner

                                      Ability to view teamplanner online in PWA. The teamplanner view is all a lot of my workers care about. It's frustrating that they have to look off my client or I have to take screenshots and email them. The resource assignment view doesn't quite hit the mark either.

                                      Be handy if this also blocked out dates in StaffHUb too as we use both for adhoc deskless workers as well as big projects that use the same resource pool.

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                                      • Allow multiple allocations per resource based on type of project

                                        Allowing for multiple time allocations per resource based on the type of project will allow for more granular management of resources. Allow a resource to have a certain number of hours per week to work on specific types of projects. For example, in a 40 hour work week, a resource could have 4 time buckets/allocations each with 10 hours (hypothetically these could be for Innovation Work, Maintenance Projects, R&D projects, and Special Projects.

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                                        • A Resource Manager should be able to create a Resource Engagement in PWA as Proposed

                                          Currently, someone such as a Resource Manager using the PWA Resource Center interface to establish and book resources via the resource engagement feature can do so but unfortunately it limits them setting up as committed only ('Proposed' resource engagement is not possible via PWA). A resource manager may wish to soft book the resource in question and unfortunately only way to do so is via Project Professional. As you know, using Project Professional adds to the complexity of accomplishing this operation.

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