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Update Project resource usage from Project Web App RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are trying to make it easier for the resource managers to manage their teams. In order to do that, we are looking for a solution where a resource manager can change the resource usage for a task assigned to his team member without going in to project schedule.

    For example:- PM has a task for 5 weeks duration and work of 100 hrs. The resource usage in schedule has 20 hrs. per week PM only cares about RM meeting his schedule on time and on budget.

    RM can decide to perform the work as 0 hr in week 1, 0 hr in week 2, 20 hr in week 3, 40 hr in week 4 and 40 hr in week 5 to complete the task in 5 weeks and 100 hrs.

    Is there any way for a RM to update the resource usage in schedule from project web app without opening the schedule as long as the budget and timeline doesn't exceed. If it does exceed, RM is not able to change and get message "Contact PM"

    Thank you

    Ankur

    Thursday, April 21, 2016 7:22 PM

All replies

  • Hi Ankur,

    There is no such a timephased usage view in PWA for resource managers, only in Project Pro. That being said, in my opinion, RM should not be scheduling project assignments for their team members, Project Managers should. We often create kind of "team projects" for side (non project) activities, managed by the RM. In this case, he does need Project Pro.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, MCC |

    Friday, April 22, 2016 6:13 AM
    Moderator