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Multiple approval for a task RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is there any way to setup multiple approval for a task. for example resource update task which first goes to its team lead, once team lead approved then it goes to project manager for final approval. once both have approved task than task actually get updated for project.

    pls guide.

    Thx


    iffi

    Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:38 AM

All replies

  • Hi Iffi,

    I do remember that back to Project Server 2010, it was possible to set up a multi manager approval chain using the "accept timesheet" permission. Basically, all managers having this permission were intermediate approvers where as the manager having "approve timesheet" permission was the final approver.

    See this article: http://www.epmstrategy.com/timesheets-the-timesheet-chain/

    From PS2013 this permission has been deprecated with the introduction of the timesheet manager list: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2012/10/29/timesheet-improvements-for-administrators-and-developers-in-project-web-app/

    Thus I'm not sure that you can still have a multi user approval chain. A workaround would be to produce report so team leaders can still have a way to control time entries.



    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:13 AM
    Moderator
  • Just to add on to Guillaume's answer, there is no way to have multiple approvals for a task update. The approval goes to whoever is listed as the Status Manager.



    Cheers,

    Prasanna Adavi, Project MVP

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    Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:48 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    so its not possible that team member submit task which goes to team lead and than project manager. 

    is there any way to achieve this and what is the role of team leader as define in permission group.

    pls guide.

    thx


    iffi

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:54 PM
  • iffi --

    No, it is not possible to set up multiple approvers for task updates.  This is because you can only have one person designated as the Status Manager for each task in a project.  Sorry.  Hope this helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:11 PM
    Moderator