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User Marks as Complete - Actuals - How to Stop Happening RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    One of our users marked a task as complete. PM had set it up so that they had 1000 hours.

    This has now meant the plan has 1000 actual hours.

    We use single entry mode.

    Is there:

    a) A way to revert this? We want actuals to be timesheet entrants only.

    b) A way to stop this in the future without telling users "don't press task complete"?

    Thanks in advance.

    Friday, February 15, 2013 12:16 PM

Answers

  • Lokolo --
     
    I see two problems in your organization.  The first problem is that at least one team member does not follow the company methodology about reporting progress.  The second problem is that at least one project manager is approving task updates that should not be approved.  To answer your questions:
     
    A.  No, there is no way to revert this.  To resolve the problem, the PM would need to confer with the TM and find out how far the task is actually completed.  Then the PM would need to manually adjust the task in the Microsoft Project plan.
     
    B.  No, there is no way to prevent this.  This is strictly a training and performance issue.
     
    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 Lokolo Friday, February 15, 2013 7:54 PM
    Friday, February 15, 2013 12:40 PM
    Moderator
  • You can simply disable Mark complete button in PWA 2010. Please see this tread .

    We use single entry mode and i disabled "Send timesheet" and "Mark Complete" buttons.

    • Marked as answer by Lokolo Friday, February 15, 2013 7:54 PM
    Friday, February 15, 2013 6:52 PM

All replies

  • Lokolo --
     
    I see two problems in your organization.  The first problem is that at least one team member does not follow the company methodology about reporting progress.  The second problem is that at least one project manager is approving task updates that should not be approved.  To answer your questions:
     
    A.  No, there is no way to revert this.  To resolve the problem, the PM would need to confer with the TM and find out how far the task is actually completed.  Then the PM would need to manually adjust the task in the Microsoft Project plan.
     
    B.  No, there is no way to prevent this.  This is strictly a training and performance issue.
     
    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 Lokolo Friday, February 15, 2013 7:54 PM
    Friday, February 15, 2013 12:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks.

    Yes we have a weekly process which publishes all plans and all timesheet updates (automatically through PSI).

    Unfortunately this also accepts any task updates that project users might have changed.

    We have removed the tasks reminder section in the hope that users won't go to this page and do anything.

    Thanks,

    Friday, February 15, 2013 2:00 PM
  • Lokolo --
     
    You are more than welcome for the help, my friend!  :)
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Friday, February 15, 2013 5:27 PM
    Moderator
  • You can simply disable Mark complete button in PWA 2010. Please see this tread .

    We use single entry mode and i disabled "Send timesheet" and "Mark Complete" buttons.

    • Marked as answer by Lokolo Friday, February 15, 2013 7:54 PM
    Friday, February 15, 2013 6:52 PM