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Managing connected projects – notifications and permissions consideration RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to use Project server in several connected projects and I’m wondering how to resolve some issue. For example I have two projects – one is business project managed from business and there is another connected project for IT department. IT project is a subproject of business project and some tasks will be connected with relations. I have some consideration about those links:

    1.       I have to give permission to business people to edit IT project in order to assign relations – is there any way to give permission in that way that person can only assign relations to subproject but can’t change other items in subproject?

    2.       If I have task in IT project and it is connected with business project in that way that IT starts only after business ends. It causes situations when business change for example duration of tasks and because of that IT tasks are shifted– is there any way to do some email notification about changes like that or maybe this kind of operation can go thru approval center somehow?

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:18 AM

Answers

  • dominik --

    1.  No.  When a PM has permissions to open and edit a project, that PM can change anything in the project.  There is no way to restrict editing to only setting task dependencies.

    2.  There is no way to do this using the default features in Project Server, but anything is possible using custom software development.

    Also, in the future, please post your Project Server questions in the forum dedicated to Project Server user questions.  Also, please tell us which version of Project Server you are using.  2003, 2007, or 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"

    • Marked as answer by dominikj Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:46 PM
    Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:23 PM
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All replies

  • Hello Dominik,

    Try posting this question on the Project Server Forum : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/projectserver2010general/threads

     


    Sapna S
    Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:20 AM
    Moderator
  • dominik --

    1.  No.  When a PM has permissions to open and edit a project, that PM can change anything in the project.  There is no way to restrict editing to only setting task dependencies.

    2.  There is no way to do this using the default features in Project Server, but anything is possible using custom software development.

    Also, in the future, please post your Project Server questions in the forum dedicated to Project Server user questions.  Also, please tell us which version of Project Server you are using.  2003, 2007, or 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"

    • Marked as answer by dominikj Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:46 PM
    Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:23 PM
    Moderator
  • I forgot that this question I connected with Server rather than Project Professional – my mistake. I’m using Project server 2010.

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:30 PM