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Approval workflow on project plan before publish RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi - is there a way to associate an approval workflow to the project schedule? In short, I want all project plans to be approved before it gets published.

    Thanks in advance!

    Thursday, November 24, 2016 4:55 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I can confirm that you can't have an approval workflow BEFORE a project is published OOB. You can have any action, when a project is published. But this will not stop publishing.

    Sorry!
    Barbara


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    • Marked as answer by GoodbyeWorld Monday, November 28, 2016 2:17 PM
    Saturday, November 26, 2016 10:57 AM
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All replies

  • Hello,

    You can create and associate a project workflow to go through Planning stage gate prior to have a final schedule published.

    you can find lot of material related to workflows and workflow development, go through this to start with: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee767694.aspx

    hope this helps.


    Khurram Jamshed | Blog |Twitter | Linkedin

    Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:32 PM
  • Thanks but the workflow is independent of the project plan updates. e.g. I can have a published plan already even in my 'Initiate' stage gate.

    Also, there may be changes midway through the project plan (after the 'Manage' stage) where a change is required. I want to confirm that it's not feasible OOTB to tie an approval workflow to the publish functionality of the project plan.

    Friday, November 25, 2016 9:30 AM
  • Hi,

    I can confirm that you can't have an approval workflow BEFORE a project is published OOB. You can have any action, when a project is published. But this will not stop publishing.

    Sorry!
    Barbara


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    • Marked as answer by GoodbyeWorld Monday, November 28, 2016 2:17 PM
    Saturday, November 26, 2016 10:57 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello, as Barbara has already confirmed, its not possible OOB. 


    Khurram Jamshed | Blog |Twitter | Linkedin

    Sunday, November 27, 2016 3:46 AM