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how do I stop task %Complete from manually changing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, 

    Is there a way to prevent changing the task % complete in project schedule? 

    A client request is to prevent project managers from manually inserting tasks progress by percentage. rather, they want it to be inserted by hours and then reflected as percentage. 


    Regards Yasmeen Zada

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:58 PM

Answers

  • Yasmeen --

    What you are facing is a training and performance issue.  Because there is no way to stop a PM from manually typing a % Complete value in the Microsoft Project schedule, you need to teach people how to correctly enter Actual Work in hours rather than % Complete.  And then hold them accountable for this behavior.

    By the way, this problem would be eliminated if your organization used the Timesheet page in PWA to track actual progress.  If you used the Timesheet page, there is an additional setting you could use to prevent PMs from manually entering task progress in the Microsoft Project schedule.

    Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    • Marked as answer by Yasmine Zada Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:54 AM
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 2:16 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Yasmeen --

    What you are facing is a training and performance issue.  Because there is no way to stop a PM from manually typing a % Complete value in the Microsoft Project schedule, you need to teach people how to correctly enter Actual Work in hours rather than % Complete.  And then hold them accountable for this behavior.

    By the way, this problem would be eliminated if your organization used the Timesheet page in PWA to track actual progress.  If you used the Timesheet page, there is an additional setting you could use to prevent PMs from manually entering task progress in the Microsoft Project schedule.

    Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    • Marked as answer by Yasmine Zada Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:54 AM
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 2:16 PM
    Moderator
  • So I guess they need to accept what you said as the only solution Dale. 

    Thank you very much. 


    Regards Yasmeen Zada

    Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:54 AM