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  1. Ability to customize Issues/Risk reporting object

    Issues/Risks allow you to put contextual information around a project schedule, however the OOB fields don't allow us to have all of the information we would like. Would be great to be able to add fields to Risks/Issues without having to use content types and functions to report on them.

    Known current way of customizing Issues list takes a lot of work around to get it to work.

    Add Content Type:
    http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/alavinsky/archive/2010/11/09/deploying-risks-as-a-centrally-controlled-content-type/

    Power BI Report on Content Type:
    https://pwmather.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/want-to-query-cross-project-site-sharepoint-lists-in-projectonline-projectserver-powerbi-powerquery-bi-office365-excel-ppm/

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      2 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Timesheet Submitted message is misleading when tasks require approval

      When a user submits their timesheet, the Timesheet page will display the message "Your timesheet has been sent to <Timesheet Manager> for approval".

      If the timesheet contains any tasks that are pending for Status Manager's approval, the same message is displayed even though the Timesheet Manager does not see this timesheet in their Approvals page.

      This message is misleading and users are following up with their Timesheet Manager, who has no timesheet to approve, and this causes confusion for both parties.

      There should be a new message to display for this scenario that tells the user that the timesheet has…

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Introduce Timephasing of Risks

        Our customers often ask for Risk reporting over time. They would like to see the level of risk associated with a project as time progresses.

        Currently Risk are stored as point in time and we lose all historical values associated with costs and scoring.

        It would be helpful to have time phasing of risk within the product (Project Server/Project Online)

        20 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Alerts & Reminders to work in Project Online without an Exchange license

          We have Project Online licenses. We don't have Office 365 licenses.

          Project Online offers to send reminders and alerts for tasks. However, without an Office 365 license, it won't send those emails. None of my resources have an email addresses in Project Online, unless we add an Exchange license to that user.

          We have our own email infrastructure. We just want Project to send us an email to alert or remind us of a task. We don't need Exchange for that. We're paying for Project to *send* an email, that shouldn't require a license to *receive* mail through Exchange.

          5 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Editing the view of the Approval center

            There is no way to edit the view of the Approval Center. I want to be able to select which columns to display.

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable the new Capacity Planning Reports to be exported to Excel and PDF

              With the new Capacity Planning reports (Heat map, Resource utilization / availability etc.) there is no way to export the data to Excel like you could with the old Resource Availability view. Providing the functionality to Export to Excel will give the ability to do further data analysis. Also exporting to PDF would be good as the reports can easily be shared.

              17 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Extend the number of Cost Rate Tables for role based estimating

                Extend the number of cost rate tables beyond 5. 10 or even 20 would be great and have the ability to associate a cost rate table with a role project manager, developer, etc. Although creating generic resources allows this assignment to take place, when the generic is replaced by a named individual, this picks up the default rate for that resource. If cost rate tables were assigned to roles, then the cost profile could be based on a rate table (role based) rather than the default rate table for that named resource.

                15 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Project Online an VSTS integration for Agile

                  Long awaited integration between Project Online and VSTS. Would be good to have a story around agile frameworks like SAFe.

                  15 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Approval History View Change

                    Hi

                    - We have approval dash board on project online wherein all the task change gets approved
                    - To publish the approved changes we need to go to the History window and then select the task and publish them.
                    - Can we add a column WBS from the project plan to the History View so that we can easily track the task addressed, as many time we have project plan with similar task name and it becomes very hard to identify the changes are for which one.

                    - Please let me know the way or the view by which I…

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Portfolios and Programs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Project Manager should not be able to overwrite Resource Engagement committed values

                        Now Project Manager can modify Proposed numbers of Accepted Engagement in Project Pro. This is good. But when modified engagement is submitted in Project Pro for Resource Manager, original confirmed values disappear. Confirmed numbers disappear in Project Pro like if Resource manager hadn't ever approved the engagement. In PWA Resource manager's approved numbers are overwritten by new proposed numbers. This should not happen. Confirmed engagement information should not be overwritten by modified proposed numbers.

                        While creating new engagements, PM may accidentally change numbers for approved engagement, when he then submits with Submit all command, we loose confirmed values!

                        Confirmed values…

                        16 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide a more usable filter on Build Team Page

                          The resource filter on the Build Team Page is not very user-friendly, especially when trying to filter for resource of a Special RBS unit. Yoz have to enter the full path of the RBS unit you wish to filter for instead of simply entering the unit node.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Menu Navigation More Intuitive

                            When working with a project server-Sharepoint combination, users do not (and do not need to) understand the technical difference between those two components. But due to the changing menu items (depending on the fact if the user is currently navigating through the Sharepoint part or the project server part), users are irritated and get lost. It is not intuitive to switch between those two components. There should be a menu navigation including both components (as most users do not know anyway if they find the information they are looking for in the Project Server part or in the SharePoint part).…

                            15 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow administrator to select and take backup of multiple projects stored in project center in a single operation

                              This will make the backup process fast and easy especially when we have large no. of projects each shared with multiple users.
                              At the same time you have a peace of mind that there is a previous version available to restore if something goes wrong while working.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow to remove the user account from a resource or create a new resource for the same user account

                                Use case: User changes department but the old actuals also Need to remain mapped to the old department

                                14 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to prioritize on multiple criteria for portfolio selection

                                  Currently we are only able to prioritize projects using a single criteria like Total Cost, Benefit, ROI etc. These are "positive" criteria which means that we have to maximize this criteria in a project for better score. But, we need to balance this with "negative" criteria like Cost and Risk. These negative criteria need to be minimized. Together, the positives and negatives provides a balanced view of the portfolio for selection. For example the project with the most "Total Benefit" and may have very high cost and high risk. The result of this prioritization can be demonstrated in a stacked…

                                  14 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Portfolios and Programs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Demand Management

                                    We need basic demand management capabilities e.g. project initiation, approval with justification by line managers, business case approval. Now, we always need partner to customize thousand versions to customers. Why not corp make once for all? At least, it can be model for customers who don't have specific requirements. If yes, we can ask for partners for customization.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow us to hide Billable Rate from project managers/resource managers

                                      There doesn't appear to be a way to suppress visibility of Standard Billable Rate, from managers or PMs who have access to this column in Resource Pool or via Project Pro. We'd like to be able to use the basic field for rates, but lock this down based on membership in security groups.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Richer Gantt Chart formatting options in PWA

                                        I would like to see more options in the PWA Gant Chart Formats like in Project Professional Client:
                                        - Conditions of showing bars by setting a Flag field ("Show for ... Task" option in Client)
                                        - Showing start and finish with custom start and finish date fields ("From ... To" option in client)
                                        - Option to format Gantt Chart based on Custom Enterprose Fields

                                        9 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • enable Umm-Alqura Calendar

                                          here is KSA , all client specially government , they ask to enable Umm-Al Qura Calendar in project timeline ..
                                          and sometime we lose this client because of this case

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                                            0 comments  ·  Demand Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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