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Plan work for a task RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have two questions, for now :).

    1. How can I plan the work per day on a task for my resources in Project Web Application?

    Currently, I use MS Project Professional with Task Usage field and I upload the project in MS Project Server. I wish to know if is a possibility to do this in MS Project Server, as my resouces are working in more than one project and is very important to be able to plan hours per day/ task.

    2. Can I set the task type (fixed duration, units, work) in Project Web Application?

    Thanks.

    Monday, November 19, 2012 4:01 PM

Answers

  • Adrriana --
     
    If you move to Project Server 2010, then there is no work around to the limitations of using the PWA interface to plan and manage your projects.  Given your two requirements (Task Type and timephasing the work), I think you need to include the cost of Microsoft Project Professional 2010 licenses for each of your PMs when you budget for Project Server 2010.  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"

    Monday, November 19, 2012 7:13 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Adrriana --
     
    1.  No, it is not possible to plan timephased Work in PWA the way you do with the Task Usage view in Microsoft Project.
     
    2.  No, you cannot specify the Task Type in PWA the way you can do with Microsoft Project.
     
    As you now know, there are many limitations if you try to use PWA to manage your project.  I recommend you stick with Microsoft Project.  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"

    Monday, November 19, 2012 4:16 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the answer - It's helping, but doesn't bring me happiness :). 

    We will grow to 20 IT project managers and most of the projects we manage are very simple, 6-7 recurence tasks, and all of us will use the same resource pool. In order to have a centralized project monitor we considered MS Project Server as our solution. If we should buy for each of the project managers also a MS Project Professional licence is not efficient anymore.

    Is there any workaround for the problem I face if I want to use just the web application for project plans?

    Monday, November 19, 2012 4:27 PM
  • Adrriana --
     
    If you move to Project Server 2010, then there is no work around to the limitations of using the PWA interface to plan and manage your projects.  Given your two requirements (Task Type and timephasing the work), I think you need to include the cost of Microsoft Project Professional 2010 licenses for each of your PMs when you budget for Project Server 2010.  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"

    Monday, November 19, 2012 7:13 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks.
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:03 AM