Impact of Administrative time in Project plan RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Currently, I am using Project Server 2007. Can you please explain the impact of Administrative time? 

    We are thinking whether or not they can use the ‘Plan Administrative Time’ option within Project Server 2007 in order to indicate when they are planning to take annual leave.


    Is it advisable for colleagues to use this tool within Project Server 2007 or should they continue to inform Project Managers as/when they take annual leave?


    If the tool within Project Server 2007 is to be used, how does this affect the project plans as We notice there is the ‘committed’ and ‘planned’ time to be entered– what is the difference between these two categories? Will project plans be automatically updated?

    Thanks in advance.

    Monday, October 20, 2014 2:07 PM


  • Hi Nathik,

    When a user plans future nonworking time in the Plan Administrative Time dialog, the system creates a new Timesheet for the specified period and puts the planned Work into the Timesheet. When the user's resource manager approves the nonworking time, the system also adds the nonworking time on the user's calendar in the Enterprise Resource Pool. This is how the feature works, and there is no way to avoid placing the time on theTimesheet. 

    Here is an excellent article about the feature in PS2007.

    I recommend that people use the Planned line for future planned Administrative time, such as for vacation, and use the Committed line for past Administrative time already used, such as for sick leave. Planned will work like the scheduled time in any MSP task. So use this for planning future time away. Committed is when users have taken the time off and are reporting it.

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, MCP |

    • Marked as answer by Nathik H Monday, October 20, 2014 3:11 PM
    Monday, October 20, 2014 2:41 PM