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  1. 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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    • Tasks to show higher level of hierarchy grouping

      Right now the tasks are grouped based on project name and planning window only. In the attached picture you can see that all the tasks assigned to an employee are all merged together. Employee is unable to differentiate whether the activity belongs to 'Procurement' or 'receipt of material' or 'Construction'. Pls. look into it.

      Also, it would be great if employee can add 'notes' instead of just comments.

      Thanks

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      • Simple UI improvement add task information on call out when hover over the task number

        Simple UI improvement for Project: When you hover over the number of the tasks in the Predecessor and Successor column show a call out with the task name.

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        • 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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          • 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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            • Improve Power View Functionality

              1. Printing Capabilities
              Currently, Excel's Power View will only print the data that is visible on the screen, even if the data extends beyond that. It would be incredibly helpful to be able to print this.

              2. Support in browsers other than Explorer
              When trying to view the Power View report in any internet browser other than Explorer, an error message is thrown. I cannot control what browser coworkers use when viewing a report and this would be incredibly helpful for executives.

              3. Formatting
              The formatting in Power View is very limited, can the normal excel formatting options be carried…

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                • Ability to Configure Timeline Callout for Project Professional and SharePoint

                  Some have described the ability to see the % Complete and other fields on the callout, but I think it needs to be much more generic and configurable by project. Some projects manage by % Work Complete. Others want to see the Resource Name(s). And others might even want to see custom fields. It would be nice to be able to define the information that the callout has on it. Additionally, it would be nice for the callout information to be consistent. Users see a different set of information in Project Professional then what they see in the SharePoint site.…

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                  • MAKE TWO VERSION ONE WITH SHAREPOINT AND ONE STANDALONE

                    Hello,

                    Make two Version one with SharePoint and one as standalone "No Sharepoint"

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                      • PdP wiki pages

                        Possibility to use wiki pages as PdP instead of actuals web pages.

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                        • Turn Outline feature (ribbon View, button Outline) into a filter

                          Outline level "filters" and regular filters do not work well together; I always find myself warning users that if they have an outline level filter on, the filters may not display all records as expected. Similarly, if you collapse a summary task, filters may not display the records that you are looking for either. I have never had the use for collapsing to a certain outline level and then filtering on a field, which is functionality, MS Project currently provides. Therefore, I suggest to have the Outline feature create a filter automatically (i.e. click ribbon View, button Outline, click OutlineLevel1…

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                          • Add security permissions an option where it is established whether the user can delete records and documents associated with the project sit

                            This would allow security groups when syncing with the project site some users belong to a group of Sharepoint where you can create and modify records or documents but can not be removed.

                            Many configurations Project Server or Project Online call for greater granularity of permissions at the site level project

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                            • Create and synchronize a list on the project site with the custom fields at the project level for use within the site in native lists and cu

                              It enabled a feature that could create the list natively and when synchronized with the project schedule the structure of the fields is believed according to the custom fields of the project.

                              This list would make use of project data lists from the site or workflows designed in InfoPath.

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                              • Recalling Approved Timesheets

                                Today a user is able to recall an approved timesheet and make amendments. This causes issue with time reporting and billing and sometimes progress reporting too. We should not allow an "Approved" timesheet to be recalled. This is a design issue.

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                                • Additional time that is submitted against an assignment with a pending approval should not process before the pending approval is cleared.

                                  If there is a pending approval request, and in the next timesheet, the user tries to submit more time against that task, any more time that is submitted against that task should not go through until the previous pending approval request is processed.

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                                  • Allow project level time sheet bookings to be approved

                                    When completing task level time sheets you can setup status manager approval.

                                    When allowing top level time booking (ie time burnt on a particular project) this time does not impact the plan and therefore does not get status manager or plan owner approval. The ability for this time to be approved by the PM before the time sheet is submitted would be excellent

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                                    • The ability to model shift work, by process of elimination in the calendar

                                      There is a need to create a calendar for shift personnel working on the schedule shown in the figure. Schedule of exceptions is defined by the calendar. Ask the first cycle does not cause difficulties. When you enter the second cycle of exclusion conflict occurs between the first and the second exception. It is necessary to be able to use the calendars to the full.

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                                      • Toggl integration

                                        I'm tracking the time of my team with Toggl. I'm managing all of our projects and ressources with MS Project. Within MS Project I have tasks and subtasks and want to see the progression bar of the task change when people add a new time entry in Toggl. I look with Zapier, but no integration available yet.

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                                        • Train Support technicians properly

                                          Train support technicians properly, recently one guy said "you have a lot of tasks, this might be an issue" I had 400 tasks ! He also said "oh you have a lot of links as well!" There were an average of 3-4 per task. I asked him if there was a limit he did not know. My question here is "is there a limit "

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