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Difference Between Timesheet Manager and Status Manager RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is this a correct statement?    

    The Status Manager is the person who approves time entered in PWA towards project assignments only.    get forwarded to the timesheet manager for approval.  Once the Status Manager approves these hours and the schedule is published - the hours are pushed out to teh databases.       

    The Timesheet Manager can review project related hours - but actually approves only Administrative Time entered by users ng else.   

    Is this correct?

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:46 PM

Answers

  • Randy --
     
    Given your requirements, your reporting process might be:
     
    1.  Enter task updates in the Tasks page and submit for approval to the project manager.
    2.  Enter administrative time in the Timesheet page and submit for auto-approval.
     
    How�??s that sound for a streamlined process?  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"

    Friday, May 25, 2012 1:38 PM
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  • hi Randy,

    status manager statement is correct

    First, it helps to understand that in Timesheets there are two basic types of work being accounted
     1.Work assigned in schedules as tasks
     2.NON-scheduled work called Administrative tasks


    Project Manager and the Timesheet Manager are not necessarily the same person as the Timesheet Manager is the person approving the number of hours a person worked per defined period and may not even be a Project Manager.

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:09 PM
  • Randy --
     
    Very close, but not quite right.  The Status Manager is the person who approves task updates submitted by team members.  The Timesheet Manager is the person who approves Timesheets and Administrative Time requests submitted by a user on the Timesheet page.  When a user fills out task progress and time on the Timesheet page, and then submits the Timesheet for approval, the Timesheet goes directly to the Timesheet Manager for approval, and the task updates go directly to the Status Manager for approval.  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, May 24, 2012 11:37 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Dale -  That does clear things up a bit.         That said .....       We do track administrative time  - but we have it set to "Automatic Approval".     Does it make more sense to have resources use the "tasks" page to submit their task updates and only use the timesheet for Administrative time?    We were having resources submit both task updates and admin time from the Timesheet.   Sorry - but we are still getting our arms around the differences between '07 & '10 here.     ~RK
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:56 PM
  • Randy --
     
    Given your requirements, your reporting process might be:
     
    1.  Enter task updates in the Tasks page and submit for approval to the project manager.
    2.  Enter administrative time in the Timesheet page and submit for auto-approval.
     
    How�??s that sound for a streamlined process?  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"

    Friday, May 25, 2012 1:38 PM
    Moderator