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Sub site vs. separate site for deployment plans RRS feed

  • Question

  • Currently on our project sites, we set up separate deployment sub-sites. In the sub-site, we include our deployment plan, deployment-specific defect log, and a few other items. We want our deployment plan to remain separate from our project plan, because of how large it is, but we do want the resource utilization to roll up.

    We have recently been told by our PWA vendor that we should stop using sub-sites because, according to Microsoft, they can cause errors. Our options would either be to keep everything on the master site, in which case we could not create a separate deployment plan, or create a completely separate project site for the deployment, in which case we could not roll up the resource utilization.

    Neither of these options would work well for us, and I don't understand why the ability to create a sub-site would be offered if it causes errors. I'm hoping we were given incorrect information. Can anyone help?

    Thanks!

    Monday, March 20, 2017 6:06 PM

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  • Hello,

    Having project sites as sub sites below project sites is supported - as you state - the application lets you do this. If there were issues this would be prevented in the application. Can you expand on the errors your vendor states this causes? Have you experienced any of these errors?

    Paul


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    Monday, March 20, 2017 8:21 PM
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  • Hi Paul,

    We have had one error with a project plan not publishing (Error ID: 23000 & Error ID: 26000), and the vendor said this could be due to one of 2 things - either the type of list we used to create the defect log for that project site (an issue list as opposed to a regular list), or the use of a sub-site. They believe it more likely that the defect log caused the error, but said it could be either. They disconnected the project plan from the project site & the plan published.

    According to the vendor, a Microsoft Tech told him that the sync process between the project plan and the project site will try to sync information with the sub-site, and that could cause issues. According to the Tech, creating sub-sites is not advised.

    Does that help?

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:24 PM
  • When you are talking about syncing information from the project plan to the site, are you talking about the tasks from the project plan into the Tasks list on the project site?

    Paul


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    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:12 AM
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  • I believe he was referring to the project schedule (is that what you are referring to as the task list?)  If you mean the task list as an actual list, we don't use those.
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:06 PM
  • Correct, you can set it so the tasks from the project schedule synchronises to a list on the Project Site called Tasks.

    Paul


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    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:41 PM
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  • No, we do not use a Task list on the project site.
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:58 PM
  • So i'm not sure what from the project schedule (tasks etc.) will sync to the project site if you are not syncing the tasks from the schedule to the Tasks list on the project site. Or are they talking about the user permission sync?

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS | MVP | Downloads

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:20 AM
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