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Is it possible to stop/remove/hide the display of a project name in a resources timesheet? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm running MSPS 2007 and SQL 2008.

    I'm not sure if this can be done, but is it possible to stop/remove/hide the display of a project name in a resources timesheet that is NOT assigned a task but is in the resource pool of that project?  Some of the PM's here set up resource pools in their projects and add resources that may end up doing work at a later date.  What ends up happening is some of those resources add those projects into their timesheets even though there's no tasks and it shows up as a task name "Top Level" and they end up putting time against it.

    Is there any way around this besides removing those resources from the resource pool of the project?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Andre

     

     

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:21 PM

Answers

  • A coworker of mine actually just found a solution to this.  Server Settings->Timesheet Settings and Defaults, go down to Timesheet Policies and uncheck "Allow top-level time reporting" and no one will be able to select the top level project task to submit time towards!

    Andre

    Friday, May 25, 2012 4:41 PM

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  • Andre --
     
    I believe that removing the resources as team members in the project is the only way to address this issue.  The bigger question, however, is WHY are those resources reporting time against a project in which they are assigned no tasks?  If they are doing REAL work in that project, they should be creating new tasks against which to report time, or they should request that the PM create new tasks for them.  Either way, something is wrong in your organization�??s process, based on what you have described.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:02 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Dale,

    I completely agree!  I have absolutely no clue why some people are reporting time against a project in which they have no tasks in...even after the PM's have told them not to.  The PM's were looking for an easy workaround to the issue instead of having to deal with them over and over.  But as you mentioned, this is definitely a process issue that the PM's have to work through with these people.  I'm just the middleman looking for a technical solution to make everyone happy!

    Thanks again for your input,

    Andre

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:57 PM
  • Andre --
     
    You are more than welcome for the help, my middleman friend!

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:20 PM
    Moderator
  • A coworker of mine actually just found a solution to this.  Server Settings->Timesheet Settings and Defaults, go down to Timesheet Policies and uncheck "Allow top-level time reporting" and no one will be able to select the top level project task to submit time towards!

    Andre

    Friday, May 25, 2012 4:41 PM