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  1. Add a Baseline Type Field

    For an organization that requires distinct baseline types, provide a baseline level field that can be used to select the type of baseline data stored in that specific baseline. An enterprise LUT could be used to allow customization of the allowable baseline type selection values, but only a value in the list can be selected. When using the Set Baseline window, a part of that window shows the baseline fields along with a create date. Include this new field as part of that display. All the Baseline level fields such as the Save Date, Update Date, and Type should be…

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      0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Task Assignment Units Entered as Time

      The Assignment Units value only allows percentage as an entry value. Providing the ability to enter the value as a unit of time would simplify this function for the PM and improve accuracy.
      When the PM is assigning the resource to tasks, they must know the proper percentage value to enter to obtain the correct hours per week commitment. What the PM must figure out is the correct percentage to enter as the Units. So if a resource is allocated 17 hrs./wk., is that 85% of their 20 hour work week, 56% of a 30 hour week, or is that…

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        0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Stop Sending Status Updates to Prior Status Manager

        The Status Manager of the schedule is set to the resource setting up the schedule. Once a permanent Owner is assigned, the Status Manager is reset to the new owner. However, the initial Status Manager continues to receive status update notifications for those tasks previously assigned to them.
        Proposed Solution: Discontinue status updates to resources who are no longer the Status Manager over the task. Alternately, provide the ability to opt out of receiving the status updates only of they are not the schedule owner.

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          0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Always Display Duration based on User Settings

          Duration fields are displayed inconsistently across summary tasks and tasks. One summary task may show duration in days, another may show it in hours or months. We understand that this is driven by if, and how the duration was entered by the PM. Additionally, calculated fields like Slack also seem to display what appears to be random units of time such as days, weeks, or months.
          Proposed Solution: Provide an option that allows the PM to determine if the schedule will display all durations using the same units/scale, or if the displayed duration should function as it does today displaying…

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            0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide Additional Options for Timesheet Policy Settings

            Provide Additional Options for Timesheet Policy Settings. De-selecting “Allow Future Time Reporting” for Timesheet Policies does not allow timesheet entry past current day/date. De-selection of this setting should not allow for timesheet entry past the current timesheet period.

            Resources are measured on their ability to complete and turn in their final timesheet on a weekly basis. Because of past issues seen in data quality, there is a need to limit the ability of resources in entering their time past the current week/timesheet period for project work. This causes issues for resources that are taking vacation time which runs longer than…

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              0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide Option to save Timesheet Custom View

              Currently, if a user skips a week or they enter timesheets out of order, any previous view settings (columns, sorts, etc.) and/or added rows will disappear. The user then needs to rebuild their timesheet view and contents.
              Proposed Solution: We are currently looking for a save option or custom view option that a user can go back to and reselect without having to redo everything. Or when a user goes to select the “Click to Create” link will prompt user to select YES or NO to answer question, “Do you want to select last timesheet view?”

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                0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Synchronize Out of Office Events Flag Should Not Reset

                Synchronize Out of Office Events Flag Should Not Reset. The out-of-office sync flag should always be enabled for active resources.

                Automate a process so that anytime a new resource becomes active in PWA and has a valid email address; they are automatically assigned an OOO Indicator similar to our Global Admin tasks. As long as the resource is active, regardless of profile change, a resource's OOO flag should not change.
                Another suggestion would be to provide the option to “Bulk Edit.”

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                  0 comments  ·  Resource Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • classifying work as non billable

                  On the timesheet you can classify time as Actual, non billable, overtime etc. but there is no way to classify this in the plan and therefore in the task list for the resource. The resource can only see how much time they have and then have to find out whether their work is non-billable or overtime. If this can be classified at the task level it would be clear to the resource how to book their time on the timesheet and it could even pre-populate on the correct row on the timesheet.

                  This would make it much simpler for the…

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                    1 comment  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Option to Leave Tasks Open and Displaying On Timesheets, even when the task assignment has zero hours of remaining work.

                    Operational type activities are required for only a subset of the enterprise. These subsets, termed Platforms, are aligned to various business functions and have specific tasks that need to be tracked within their Platform. These tasks require no estimate, allocations or remaining work on them; they simply act as a “bucket” tasks to collect time. However, because of current MS Project design which does not show activities with zero remaining work on timesheets, the only way to have these tasks remain open and displaying on timesheets is to add remaining hours to each task in order for it to automatically…

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                      0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Update Status Date via Batch Job

                      There is no automatic method to update the status date across our portfolio of projects. We have approximately 260 project managers in our PMO. Due to vacations, off site days for things like training or planning sessions, and workloads, the likelihood of all schedules having the correct status date at the correct time is low. This leads to lower data quality, inconsistent reporting (such as earned value), and in some cases contributes to remaining work in the past.
                      Additionally, we have over 100 Small Work schedules that are opened and managed in groups using Master Schedules. When the Status Date…

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                      • Allow Customization of Task Form Predecessor and Successor Page

                        Tracing the relationships between tasks is slowed down by the fact key information is not available within the task form. Project Managers would be much more efficient when debugging schedule issues with the ability to add these key data elements on the predecessors and successors page of the task detail form.
                        Proposed Solution: Allow user to add data elements to the predecessor/successor page of the task detail form. Or, add start, finish, actual start, actual finish and slack for each predecessor and successor.

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                          0 comments  ·  Views Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Project Manager does not have control of which reported timesheet hours are applied to the schedule

                          Weekly schedule maintenance includes accepting timesheet actuals into a schedule, setting the project status date to the first new day of the week and the update of uncompleted remaining work to move forward after the status date. In our environment, we have the current timesheet period plus one period into the future open. The reason for opening the future period is to allow people to complete their timesheet early if they will be out of the office.
                          Sometimes, people submit time on this future timesheet for their projects. When this happens, the status update for the task from both the…

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                            0 comments  ·  Time and Task Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide and Display Baseline Create and Update Dates

                            Presently, the only reference date available regarding a baseline is the date on which the last update was performed. If an update is made to an existing baseline, either in whole or part, the initial create date of the baseline is over-written and no longer available.
                            PMO procedures require baselines be taken at certain key points during the project life cycle. A reliable creation date for the baseline provides a useful metric of the project lifecycle. Unfortunately, there is no last update date available and if a baseline is updated, Project changes the baseline creation date to reflect the update…

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                              0 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Out of Sequence Task Notification

                              Out of sequence tasks are a problem in many MS Project schedules. Often the resources log time to tasks ahead of the scheduled start. These out of sequence dependencies can cause gaps in schedules, and also prevent tasks from closing properly. Have some form of notification within the MS Project schedule when tasks are started out of sequence. This can be;
                              • An edit when the schedule is opened, similar to the task manager help
                              • A macro of some type that will highlight tasks started out of sequence
                              • A report generated that will provide that information.
                              • Or…

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                              • Simplify Saving by integrating publishing, without requiring separate Publish button.

                                Simplify Saving by integrating publishing, without requiring separate Publish button.

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                                  1 comment  ·  UI and Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "task notes"

                                  Show Task Notes in Indicator Column in Project View in PWA

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                                    4 comments  ·  Project and Task Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please fix "not possible to delete calendars" issue

                                    Please fix the issue with deleting calendars. At the moment it is not possible to delete a calendar that has previously been used in any projects even if it's not used anymore. This is an acknowledged issue with a workaround that's requires deleting all the projects having used the calendar and creating them again. This is not a feasible option and in practise means that we can't delete any old calendars. Link to the issue https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/982993 This workaround is from year 2013.

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                                    • Add a Global Permission to prevent creation and import of new projects from Pro

                                      Governance workflow is great, but no matter how much effort we put into this, it can all be ignored by a user either importing or creating a new project directly from Project Pro. Adding a permission, similar to the difference between Log On and Log On to Project Server from Project Professional, to allow administrators to restrict the ability to create/import of projects using Pro would be eliminate this issue.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Admin Operations and Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow the RM to replace a requested resource with multiple resources

                                        Multiple scenarios:

                                        1. A PM requests a Developer (generic resource) at 200% as two are required. The RM should be able to easily edit the resource engagement request, and provide two names to satisfy the 200% requirement.

                                        2. A PM requests a resource, and the RM should be able to easily replace the engagement request with more than one resource. I.e. the originally requested resource is maintained, but the units are reduced and a second resource included to fulfill the original requirements.

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