Hours inserted in Time sheet not updating in Project Professional Schedules RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    In my company we are using Project Professional & Project Web App to track schedules for many projects, all of them inserted as sub-projects into one single "master project".

    We added the resources and assigned the tasks, which are showing up in the "Timesheet" section in Project Web App in each resource.

    However, when the resources fill in the timesheet and send it, after approval of the admin, the hours inserted do not translate to the schedules of the project. What could be the issue? (I am not using Single-entry mode because I don't want the app to fill in the timesheet with the tasks in the current period, since some resources work on tasks that are from other periods at the same time).

    We would like to get the hours distributed accordingly as per the time sheet to each schedule authomaticly, and be able to see them updated in the Project Professional desktop client.

    Thank you!

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 10:36 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    After approving the task updates, the project manager must PUBLISH them from the approval center/history.

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 10:41 AM
  • Thank you for your reply!

    Indeed, I haven't published the updates. Only approved them (they appear as approved under Timesheet menu).

    However, if I go to History, no timesheets appear (the period selected is correct, the timesheets should be appearing).

    Any further details I am missing?

    Thanks in advance!

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 2:12 PM
  • Under history, you should have a drop down menu with "timesheet" and "status update". You have to select "status update" and you'll see all your approved status updates with a "published/unpublished" flag. Unpublished status updated should be the recently approved updates, waiting for being published. Then you'll find the actuals in the projects. Note that the projects need to be checked in for the publication to succeed.

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 2:18 PM
  • Mizsht --

    To add to the sage advice from my colleague, Guillaume, your PMs must open their enterprise projects in Microsoft Project Professional after approving the updates in PWA.  They should now see the updates applied to their projects.  At this point they can perform variance analysis and then publish the latest updates using File > Publish.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 6:04 PM
  • Thank you all for your advices.

    I don't know why, but I can't get the approved updates to show up under History menu, even though the interval (period) is correct...

    After I approve them, I go to History but it is completely blank. Therefore, I can't select them and consequently I can't hit the publish button. 

    Any ideas why is this happening?

    Thank you so much!!

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 9:40 AM
  • Mizsht --

    Open the projects in Microsoft Project Professional and publish them from there.  I am assuming you are using Microsoft Project Professional with your Project Online, obviously.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 2:39 PM