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  1. Display / Use a unique ID (GUID) for resources to help distinguish resources with same name

    Use the resource GUID for assigning resources to project tasks etc instead of name. There are many instances where resources may have an identical name and it should not be expected for names to be altered so MS Project can easily distinguish. Altering names may impact customer reporting.

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      0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Inactivating a user in AD does not inactivate the resource in Project Online - sync does not inactivate

      Please fix the AD sync issue we logged with support. We have an AD group that syncs with the Enterprise Resource Pool. When inactivating users in AD the sync does not inactivate them in Project Online. It works for on premise Project Server but not in Project Online. Customers are not happy since Project Managers are no longer alerted that they have inactive resources assigned to tasks in their projects. Admins do not always know who has left. This is now an extra manual step for them.

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      • Convert hours to % FTE in Resource Center Resource Availability Reports

        Currently you can only view work and availability in resource center as hours. We would like to be able to toggle this view between hours and % full time employee.

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        • deactivating users feature can be improved

          We have resources users come and go and we paid for "x" amount licenses. Every month, I must clean up resources users to free license for new users and deactivate ones that are no longer active. To do that I went to manage user, enter users' alias, deactivate one at a time. I have hundreds users and I have to do it one at a time which is counter productive. Here are what I did.

          1) Search for user.
          2) Check box that user.
          3) Deactivate the user
          4) Warning popup, click to accept warning popup

          4 clicks. If I…

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          • Ability to "backfill" engagement assignments beyond 90 days - workaround

            While populating our Project Online instance, we needed to create engagements to assign resources to projects back to the beginning of the year to be able to track utilization and revenue. The issue is that if the assignment ended over 90 days ago, we were unable to create the engagement.

            To work around this limitation, we simply created the engagement with an end date which was within the 90 day window, then went back and edited the engagement to modify the end date to the correct date. It's an extra step, but fortunately we didn't have too many that met…

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            • Add timescale option for Resource Engagements

              A lot of organizations use some kind of contracts for projects, including some resource agreement. This could be replaced by resource engagements if one option was added.

              Normally, resources are assigned to a project with a number of workhours during a period of time. If you create an engagement with these figures, you are fine in some way. But engagements are spread in a linear way. If a resource has a non-full-time engagement but has an assignment for one full day event, the project manager sees an exception, since engagement is exceeded on the specific day – even if assignments…

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              • Keep history of generic resources engagements requests

                In resource engagement process PM normally sends out an engagement request for a generic resource (developer, tester, engineer, etc) which then replaced with a named resource by resource manager. The information on what was the initial generic resource request is lost.
                Please add an additional field for engagement request where the initial general resource name is kept.
                This will help to estimate the demand of generic resources. Often named resource can play multiple roles and can be assigned to different generic resources requests, so there is no 1 to 1 relationship between named resource and generic ones to build a…

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                • Keep history of generic resources engagements requests

                  In resource engagement process PM normally sends out an engagement request for a generic resource (developer, tester, engineer, etc) which then replaced with a named resource by resource manager. The information on what was the initial generic resource request is lost.
                  Please add an additional field for engagement request where the initial general resource name is kept.
                  This will help to estimate the demand of generic resources. Often named resource can play multiple roles and can be assigned to different generic resources requests, so there is no 1 to 1 relationship between named resource and generic ones to build a…

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                    0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Resource Request Page FTE addition to units

                    Please add FTE to the unit choice on the PWA resource request page along with hours and days. We decrease resources capacity by how many direct reports they have and can be very difficult to assign the correct amount of hours/days to those resources. If we could commit the resources by the FTE amount it would be much easier and quicker for resource managers.

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                      0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Capacity in PWA's Resource Utilization Views

                      As a resource manager, I typically select my resources (business analysts) and use the Resource Utilization views to see current assignments and capacity. I can add a generic resource ("BA") to see the demand in other projects that isn't yet staffed, thereby seeing demand for all Business Analysts, but when I do, the capacity of the generic resource is added to the chart as well. The generic resource doesn't not have capacity, and should not be graphed as if they do.

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                      • [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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                        • 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

                          4 votes
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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • "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…

                                  7 votes
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                                  • 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…

                                    5 votes
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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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                                      • Change views for Engagements

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

                                        6 votes
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                                        • 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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