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Team Managers to update task progress RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to set up my Project in a way that tasks will be assigned to specific resources but their managers will be the ones to update task progress (as they will be the ones using the Project Web Application). Is that do-able?

    Thanks,

    Ayelet

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:46 AM

Answers

  • Yes it is doable.

    In MS Project Pro, you can set the team member in the resource field but use the assignment owner field to enter the manager's name so they will receive the task update in their task page in PWA.

    Note that in addition to the assignment owner field at assignment level in the project plan, you can use the "default assignment owner" which is a resource attribute, in case of team member will always have their managers as task progress updaters.

    See reference below:

    • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/assignment-owner-assignment-field-HA010167479.aspx
    • http://microsoftepmsolution.blogspot.ca/2008/10/assignment-owner.html

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MCP, MCTS |

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:56 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Yes it is doable.

    In MS Project Pro, you can set the team member in the resource field but use the assignment owner field to enter the manager's name so they will receive the task update in their task page in PWA.

    Note that in addition to the assignment owner field at assignment level in the project plan, you can use the "default assignment owner" which is a resource attribute, in case of team member will always have their managers as task progress updaters.

    See reference below:

    • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/assignment-owner-assignment-field-HA010167479.aspx
    • http://microsoftepmsolution.blogspot.ca/2008/10/assignment-owner.html

    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MCP, MCTS |

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Excellent!

    Thanks

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:52 AM