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  1. Allow Default Inherit Permissions

    We use zero unique permissions on our projects. However, each time someone makes a new project they have to go to the project site and change permissions from unique to inherit.

    Suggest creating an admin option to default all new projects in Project Server Permissions Mode to inherit permissions.

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      1 comment  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Responsive design for project list and timesheet entry

      The current UI for listing all projects in PWA and the timesheet entry is impossible on tablets / mobile phones. This really needs to be responsive so it works properly. Even on my Windows 10 Lumia 950XL I can't navigate projects or fill in my timesheet.

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        0 comments  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I need your help answering the following challenging Q :-) - how to keep track of project task with predecessors when deleting the tasks?

        I need your help answering the following challenging Q :-) - how to keep track of project task with predecessors when deleting the tasks? As you know large projects may have 100's of tasks and as one build predecessors, managing them is extremely difficult as MS-Project does not yet keep the relationships between the Task and its predecessor as one start deleting irrelevant tasks while managing the project; am I missing a feature, or how would you approach that, Thanks!

        My expectation: When a task is deleted, MS-Project should have indexed the project, and renumbers ALL Tasks with predecessors to…

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          0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow an alias to be associated with Resource Cost Rate Tables

          Being able to associate an alias (or renaming) Resource Cost Rate Tables fields would provide highly effective ways to present and view current resource costs in projects in a more meaningful way. If set at the server level (using Project Online or Project Server) it provides organisational consistency in how rate tables should be used. The aliases should be visible in usage views and in PWA views. Typical scenarios are when organisation assigns internal rates at Cost Rate Table A, but external costs at Rate Table B, or where resources need to be assigned at an alternative rate because of…

          10 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Better Gantt visualizations

            My teams like to see high-level timeline reports on a single slide. The timeline view has come a long way from the earlier versions, but I've still had to rely on 3rd-party solutions to get good reports. I'd prefer to have some of these capabilities available in the native MS Project client. For example:
            -select only a subset of tasks/ milestones to display
            -create swimlanes that group tasks by a standard (eg, level 1) or custom (eg, Text1) field
            -roll up milestones into a summary bar and display milestone name below the bar (with or without date)
            -color code tasks…

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              0 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change the capacity planning reports to be able to be run on resource roles instead of only on resource names.

              Being able to run the capacity planning reports on resource roles as well as resource names would allow a very high level look at resource planning (across a business unit) as well as drill down to what each specific person is doing.

              10 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Expand the reporting database (ODATA)

                Expand the reporting database to include key schedule data (e.g. predecessors, etc). These data are not readily accessible with PWA and could be used to create user-authored schedule audits.
                Examples:
                -tracking the number of cross-project predecessors in an indirect measure of organizational collaboration, would help to market the value of PWA
                -identifying schedules with complex predecessors (e.g. SF) and lead/lag is useful to building more robust project schedules

                10 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support deployment of Project Server Add-ins to Project Sites automatically (App-stapling)

                  Currently it is not possible to deploy a Project Server SharePoint add-in to the Project Site template in any centralised manner. The SharePoint method utilising "App Stapling" via the App Catalog is not possible for PWA based add-ins as it is not possible to install the add-in in the App Catalog site itself (it's not PWA).

                  The current available workarounds using PowerShell or CSOM are not either not simple, practical or in some cases possible, for example; no PowerShell option is possible for Project Online, and CSOM options are limited for store purchased apps (ironically!).

                  A suggested option would be…

                  11 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Default report of time booked on administrative tasks

                    Our resources book time on various administrative tasks. Tasks that aren't planned but they have to spend time on anyway because of operations. We want to create statistics on how much time they generally spend on each post to determine where we're bleeding too much development time to operational work.

                    Currently there is no way I'm aware off (except for custom reports) to get percentages of time that one person or everyone books on the administrative tasks. We'd have to look back at all approved timesheets individually to create this insight, which is laborious.

                    Please add a report about time…

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Upload images for graphical indicators in views

                      The value of a custom field can be visualized with a graphical indicator. This makes the views in PWA and the client much more appealing. You can build a dashboard just with a few clicks. In some cases the existing images for the graphical indicators are not sufficient. It would be interesting to be able to add our own images.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Resource Gantt View

                        Having a Gantt Chart type view that shows resource names and assignments would be useful. The Team Planner View is good, but a resource Gantt View would be more compact (rollup of assignments) and the resource calendar can then also be displayed in the timeline to show that resources holidays.

                        9 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Resources and Default Assignment Owners Mapping

                          -We have resources in the Project Plan and we do create them on project online.
                          - As per my understanding the resource who are there on project online with license are Enterprise resource and the one in project plan are local resource.
                          - When we upload a project to project online using Import wizard the local resource automatically get mapped to the enterprise
                          - All these resource have their default assignment owner on project online resource center and the task are allocated to these default assignment owner which individual can se under their task window.
                          - Now When I change…

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                            0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Project process workflows

                            Currently there are no workflow processes OOTB for project processes like change requests, design reviews, variation orders, etc. These need to be customized into the project site. We need to have some project management best practice processes integrated into the solution.

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • variance reporting

                              Provide a better way to determine variances in a project schedule than just relying on baselining. Sure you can take multiple baselines, but that has to be done manually. Version history is a useful feature in SharePoint, why not allow versioning in Project Server but allow that version history to be accessed via odata so variance reports can be more flexible, accurate and easily displayed in excel or Power BI.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Business Intelligence and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Search Project data, display templates, and managed properties

                                Please, allow searching/indexing of project data. With that should then follow the ability to define crawled/managed properties, and then the ability to customize search results so we can build richer views of project data that also can incorporate relevant SharePoint data on the same page.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Developer APIs (PSI, CSOM, ODATA...)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Option to Display Paid Time Off on Resource Engagement Detail and Summary Views

                                  I think it would be helpful to display on the Engagement Detail and Summary views the total Paid Time Off (PTO) based on each resource's calendar (sum of Holidays, Vacation, Jury Duty, etc.). Displaying PTO could be optional in these views like “Include proposed bookings” is. If you check the “Include Paid Time Off” box, then a “Paid Time Off” line would be displayed for any resource with planned PTO in the time period being viewed.
                                  This would give a more complete picture of a resource's total engagements. This would help if the RM is entering a proposed engagement. It…

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Notification if exiting PWA while a project is still checked out

                                    Project Managers frequently leave projects checked out in PWA. Is there any way to develop an on-screen notification if they are leaving PWA to browse to another site; or closing the web browser?

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Enhance lookup table maintenane e.g.using SharePoint lists or managed metadata.

                                      Possibility to manage something like SharePoint lists or managed metadata to improve lookup table maintenance (e.g. Customer list from LOB).

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Custom Fields and Lookup Tables  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Extend oData reporting for Resource Management

                                        Resource Engagments would need better reporting (more columns in the odata feeds; for example EngagementComments) should be enable to better track and report your Resource Portfolio.

                                        5 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add "burn up" charts

                                          Please add the Agile popular Burn Up chart.

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